Salome MC

Salome MC is a rapper, singer, producer and multimedia artist, and is the first woman to make hip hop music in her home country Iran. Her music has been featured in prominent Western media outlets such as Time Magazine, MTV and The Guardian, and her art work has been shown in international exhibitions such as […]

Blind Youth Audio Project 2020

For this year’s project we hosted students from Washington State Department of Services for the Blind for our audio workshops themed “Telling Our Stories.” Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all our classes were conducted online, and we adjusted our schedule and programming to accommodate this unprecedented situation. The workshops took place over five weeks, two […]

Blind Youth 2020: Girls Like Us

During the Blind Youth 2020 Rap Lyrics and Vocals workshop, teaching artist Salome MC and engineer Ayesha Ubayatilaka worked with students to write and perform an original song: “Girls Like Us.”

Blind Youth Audio Project 2019

For this year’s project we hosted students from SKILLS Seattle and SKILLS Mount Vernon, as well as YES 1 and YES 2 students at Jack Straw Studios.  SKILLS SKILLS students from Mt. Vernon came to Jack Straw for a workshop with musician Salome MC. The group wrote and recorded an original composition based on […]

Olympic View Elementary: Poetry and Song 2018-19

In the Spring of 2019 we completed a new poetry and song project with 4th and 4th/5th graders at Olympic View Elementary in Maple Leaf, to create original poetry and turn it into songs in musical genres of the students’ choice. First Jack Straw poet Vicky Edmonds worked with five classes of students in Ms. […]