ORIGINAL REPORT, 7:30 PM SATURDAY: A night of great music just got going in the Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium with the annual Soul Jambalaya “musical melange of blues, Caribbean, funk, gospel, and Jazz in celebration of the contributions of African Americans to the soundtrack of America.” Our video clip (updated at 9 pm with full-song version) features the Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project, based at the Martin Luther King Community Center, performing Bob Marley‘s “Is This Love.” Still time for you to get to the auditorium and enjoy the rest of the concert, which will also feature K-Project, the Total Experience Gospel Choir, and the Jazz Ensembles of Denny International Middle School and Chief Sealth IHS. Free! 2600 SW Thistle, and the parking lot is just east of the auditorium. Soul Jambalaya is organized by Marcus Pimpleton, Denny assistant principal, dating back to his years as music-program leader at Denny and Sealth.
ADDED SUNDAY NIGHT: Thanks to Denny principal Jeff Clark for photos from Soul Jambalaya and a Denny event that preceded it:
Saturday evening was a big night at Denny International Middle School! The festivities began at 5:30 pm with our African American Family Involvement Dinner.
This event was focused on sharing information about educational opportunities both now and in the future for our scholars and building relationships.
Families shared ideas and a great meal with staff and each other.
After the family involvement event, at 7:00pm, it was time for the start of our Soul Jambalaya Concert …
Thank you to all of the families who came and to our guest performers! Thanks also to Dr. Pimpleton, Ms. Moland, Ms. Farah, Mr. MacIntyre and all of the other Denny staff who supported both events. Go Dolphins!