Music on the Plaza is back this year thanks to adjustments in the schedule for the courthouse renovation. Enjoy live music, food and vendors at this popular annual lunch time concert series sponsored by the Snohomish County Arts Commission.
Performer: The Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project
The Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project (SWSPP) 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 the 1940s in the Caribbean country of Trinidad. The women who currently make up the group come from a variety of musical and artistic backgrounds.
The SWSPP is an associated program of Shunpike, a 501c3 non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.