Showing posts from December, 2023

What does BoomShake mean to you?

Meet some of our participants!     "BoomShake has given me and my family such a sense of community over the last several years. From taking classes to taking to the streets, my child and I have been so utterly enriched by our experiences with BoomShake. The music we make is medicine for our community--both a cultural homecoming and the opportunity to reate something new, something vibrant, full of justice and love." -Lauren Wheeler  

How do you a power a movement?

 Join us to the #PowerTheMovement   Beloved family,   As our community takes to the streets to stop an unjust war, BoomShake is closing out another year of providing a heartbeat for our movements.    In 2023, BoomShake: Organized the second annual Mo’ Roots Festival , a cross-cultural arts festival celebrating the legacy of BoomShake musical director Monica Hastings Smith.  Taught youth ages 4-14 to drum, chant, and speak up for their beliefs through school residencies and community workshops. (Then we brought them out on the streets to make noise for Youth Climate Strikes and the Oakland teachers’ strike! ). Performed and taught on the streets alongside communities in struggle, from Sonoma County indigenous farmworkers’ pickets to the San Francisco Trans March. Brought rhythm and spirit to dozens of Bay Area actions against the bombing and occupation of Gaza in the past two months. As we move forward into the new year, we are committed to carrying on our work and build