One Young South End Musician out to Change The Game: Theomatic

Like a dream, Theomatic’s music tends to be soft and intricate. It typically induces a state of relaxation and transports you to your own headspace, provoking thoughts or simply letting them wander. via South Seattle Emerald

South End Musician Echoes Life’s Uncertainty in Newest Album

Five records and countless shows in, South End musician Noah Gundersen hit a roadblock: He no longer loved what he created. The very things Gundersen used to define himself growing up felt foreign. So he did what any songwriter would do: he played it out, creating his newest album “White Noise” via South Seattle Emerald

After Seattle Educators Focus School Day Around Black Lives Matter Movement, Community Rallies to Show Support

Wednesday night, Washington Hall was bursting with sound: a constant buzz of chatter, throb of laughter, and beat of music. A rally was happening, following the full work day of educators across Seattle who chose to redirect curriculum, hold discussions, and wear t-shirts for Black Lives Matter. via After Seattle Educators Focus School Day Around BlackContinue reading “After Seattle Educators Focus School Day Around Black Lives Matter Movement, Community Rallies to Show Support”

DoNormaal recreates the underground Seattle music scene

Christianne (Christy) Karefa-Johnson is adding a distinct sparkle to the Emerald City’s music scene as DoNormaal. Christy’s journey began long before her rise in Seattle. While her first release was fairly recent — an EP in June of 2014 — her passion for the arts are firmly rooted in the poetry she wrote as aContinue reading “DoNormaal recreates the underground Seattle music scene”

DoNormaal, Seattle hip-hop artist

This entire video was produced and edited by me, but I did have some help from Charles Johnson, who graciously accepted being a second cameraman. Suggestions from my editors, Stacey Jenkins and Jen Germain, also helped as well. The video was accompanied by an article I wrote: Christianne (Christy) Karefa-Johnson adds a distinct sparkle to the EmeraldContinue reading “DoNormaal, Seattle hip-hop artist”

Close-up: Real issues to be recognized in the music industry

After a week full of media screen-shotting tweets between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, there’s more to take away than a sensationalized “war” between the two. Minaj has had a reputation for addressing societal issues, especially ones that directly affect her person, her identity, and her culture. Aside from media and social networks, these typesContinue reading “Close-up: Real issues to be recognized in the music industry”