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July 11, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Snohomish County campus amphitheater
3000 Rockefeller Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Seattle Womens Steel Pan Project

Music on the Plaza - Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Seattle Women's Steel Band is an all women Caribbean Steel Drum Band that plays a variety of Caribbean and Latin American musical styles from Calypso and Soca to Reggae and Samba. The Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project gives women and girls the opportunity to learn how to play and perform Caribbean steel drums and is dedicated to creating a space for women and girls in music through arts education. The project is based out of The Martin Luther King Community Center in Seattle and is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic women's Caribbean steel drum band. The project started in 2013 under the administrative direction of Oriana Estrada and the artistic direction of Michael Shantz. The Steel Drum also called "pan" is a mallet instrument that originated in 1940's in the Caribbean country of Trinidad. The women who currently make up the group come from a variety of musical and artistic backgrounds.