Rainbow Youth Centre – 5112 52nd Street
We are stoked to announce that this coming March 21-23 from 1-8pm daily we will be making music! We will have a variety of instruments available for you to choose from, make, and record some sweet tunes of your own. Personal instruments welcome too! This workshop will be facilitated by Quetzala Carson.
Quetzala Carson is a Two Spirit Mestizx from Mana ahuac, Nicaragua. The child of two special needs educators, pe spent per summers in Managua and winters in Amiskwaciwâskahikan. A professional musician from age 13, pe’s current solo project is FRYZZ LYFE. For Quetzala, music is a platform from which to communally discuss and transmute trauma. Pe released an album this year titled Mecayotl Tlazohcamati Axcammochipa (thank you kin into perpetuity) available at FRYZZLYFE.com
We’ll be talking about how music can be a medicine and a tool for liberation for Two Spirit folks. It serves to shield us and heal us as well as it allows us to amplify our voices and audiences.
Safe Stage is an opportunity for young marginalized artists to create a songs, explore a multitude of instruments, and hold space. All youth are welcome, no matter their identity!
Day 1: Two Spirit identities, decolonization, music as a medicine and as a weapon, youth lead tour, brainstorming
Day 2: Jam instrumentals and lyrics together, work on album art
Day 3: Recording our sounds
If you have any accessibility needs or would like any additional information, send us an email at savannah@rainbowcoalitiony