Winter Magic is Friday, December 4th! Don’t miss an incredible evening of youth performances, including music, dance, poetry, and more! The youth arts showcase will be in the Amphitheater at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center from 5-8pm and is free to the general public.
Powered by partnerships with the Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, Arts Corps, Youth Speaks Seattle, and Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.
We have a super special Talk Story series coming up on Monday! Don’t miss Owuor Arunga and Greg Kramer, horn players for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, live and direct for an intimate interview in the Totem Star recording studio.
What was it like to be on The Heist tour? What did it take to get the gig? What other big projects are you working on? Come talk story with two of Seattle’s most exciting stage performers, who will speak on their come up, challenges they’ve faced along the way, and how they maintain their rigorous life on the road.
Talk Story #3 with Owuor Arunga and Greg Kramer goes down 4-5pm on Monday, November 16, 2015 in the Totem Star recording studio at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. This is the third installment of the monthly Talk Story series sponsored by the Office of Arts & Culture. Always free, all ages, and always very limited seating!
Join us for the second installment of our new Talk Story series, this time around with Tendai Maraire of Chimurenga Renaissance and Shabazz Palaces. Special guest facilitator Christina Nguyen of Youth Speaks will lead an intimate interview as we learn about his come up as an artist, challenges he’s faced along the way, and how he navigates the music industry. As always, the event is free and all ages, with extremely limited seating in our recording studio here at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Powered by the Office of Arts & Culture.
Join us today for the very first of our pilot Talk Story series, featuring intimate in-studio interviews with guest artists and music industry professionals. Kicking off the series is 2014 Sound Off! winner Otieno Terry and his manager and music director Max Levin, who will be talking about their come up, challenges they’ve faced thus far, and how they continue to navigate the illusive music industry.
Event runs from 4-5pm in the Totem Star recording studio at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Free and all-ages. Limited seating. Sponsored by the Office of Arts & Culture.
For our third installment at Columbia City Beatwalk, we brought the four elements of hip hop — the DJ, rap, b-boys/b-girls, and graffiti — to The Royal Room. Upendo Moore represented the first element as our DJ for the evening, spinning his own beats as well as bringing on the rappers who represented the second element, including Chief Lonnie the Godson, Hero, HirschUrMouth, and Keali`i (pictured above). B-boy crew The Rush (mentored by none other than Jeromeskee of Massive Monkees) took over the floor to bring the third element, while graffiti artist Malcolm Procter spread colors on recycled canvas during the entire show, selling his live piece to a lucky audience member at the end. Hip hop is alive and well, thanks to Columbia City Beatwalk. Give the youth a place to create, and the art lives on. Final Beatwalk of the season is Sunday, October 11th at Lottie’s Lounge – don’t miss it!
Chief Lonnie the Godson
Chief Lonnie the Godson and Upendo Moore
New music coming soon! This summer we produced beats and recorded with four new artists (one is missing from the photo above) over the course of 120 hours in the studio. The guys recorded a ton of material and we’re mixing the songs right now. Look out for the new stuff on SoundCloud and on the next compilation. Big thanks to Youngstown Cultural Arts Center for providing the recording studio space, and to the U.S. Department of Justice for funding the studio time (they dabbling in the music business now).