Reflections of a BoomShake 2015

Serving over 410 participants with drumming and singing, here’s how we made
Music for our Movement

  • Community Music Day (classes for kids and adults facilitated by Regina, Tossie, Jonathan, Jason Brown, Nkei and Sarah)
  • Started Kid Drumming at Malcolm X Elementary in Berkeley (continued at Manzanita SEED)
  • Our new WOC of Color Street Drumming Class with Regina Califa began
  • Went out in the Streets in support of the March for Black Lives
  • UC Merced Street Drumming and Singing to celebrate Black Heritage with Tossie Long
  • Rocked a Picket Line with SEIU USWW Janitors, Security Officers and Organizers drumming
  • Community Singing with Tossie Long at Empowering Women of Color Conference at UC Berkeley
  • Earth Day SF with Stern Grove Festival’s ‘Grove on the Road’ in the Mission District
  • Our first on-stage theater presentation the Drumsical the ‘Street are Free’ at Eastside Arts Alliance
  • All-ages Street Drumming workshop at the Oakland Museum’s Friday Nights
  • 3-day workshop for kids at Stern Grove Summer Camp
  • A workshop for Girls Rock Camp
  • Summer Drumming Technique with Sarah
  • Supported SambaFunk in the fight to keep the #SoulofOakland
  • BoomShake team grew with Aaron Strong, Terri, Nicole Zapata, Jacquie Zepeda, Monica Hastings-Smith
  • Overflow of participant enrollment in our kid and adult classes
  • Josue ‘D’boa’ Santos did a master Bloco Afro workshop with our Women/Trans classes
  • Family Jam in November benefitting Rice and Beans Coop Preschool
  • Our youth participants led a workshop at OPC’s Play On! Youth Music Fest
  • Braving the cold winds of Oakland participants and family came together and played music in the streets and potlucked at Solespace Annex

We look forward to a MOVING 2016!! What are your memories of a BoomShake in 2015?