Rhythm of Change
Unboxed Lives is a local nonprofit organization that seeks to assist communities throughout the world in becoming self-reliant and creating lasting change in their community. This event will be aimed at raising money for multiple projects in Africa including a Child Rescue Center and Community Medical Clinic.
About the Event
THIONE DIOP AND YEKE YEKE TO PERFORM
Thione Diop, percussionist from Senegal, West Africa, is widely recognized for his powerfully expressive Djembe performances. He is descended from an ancestral line of Griot drummers in Senegal, West Africa, and is a master of the djembe, sabar, tama, and djun djun.
In 1998, Thione moved to Seattle to teach and perform; a year later he formed Yeke Yeke, a percussion ensemble that has performed the traditional rhythms of West Africa to delighted audiences for the last ten years.
Thione is also responsible for some incredible regional events, such as the annual Spirit of West Africa Festival and Kasumai Africa, offering the Pacific Northwest audiences a chance to enjoy immersive experiences in African music, dance, and culture.
This event will feature a silent auction that benefits Unboxed Lives projects all over Africa. Some of the items so far include:
Autographed Seahawks and Sounders gear
Ticketmaster and Costco gift cards
Spa packages from Caruh Salon and Spa
Photography packages from Kathy Hickman photography
Ethan Stowell Restaurant package
Much more to come...
DRINKS AND APPETIZERS
Beer and wine from local makers will be available for purchase as well as soft drinks and water. We will be serving complimentary appetizers throughout the night to keep you full and happy. Bar will be cash only.
GUEST SPEAKERS AND SPECIAL VIDEO PRESENTATION
We will be welcoming several local leaders in the community development arena to speak as well as the co-founders of Unboxed Lives Tanner Colton and Kolena Allen. In addition we will be featuring a video presentation all about our work on the ground in Africa complete with testimonials and interviews with our local leaders.
It is going to be an amazing night of music and culture that you won't want to miss. Please come ready to have a good time and give to a worthy cause.
EM Fine Art Gallery (View)
410 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
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