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    Meany's BWB Drumline
     Photo Credit: Jaylon Nazario

    Aaron Walker-LoudBWB logoMeany’s BWB Drumline is directed by Big World Breaks founder Aaron Walker-Loud (Bio), sponsored by Arts Corps, and is made possible by the Beat Our Future arts residency partnership between Big World Breaks and Meany Middle School.

    On May 19th, 2018, Meany’s BWB Drumline took the first place trophy at the 10th Annual BDX Drumline Competition at Garfield High School (the largest and most ground-breaking drumline competition in the Northwest), defeating all other middle school programs in the greater Seattle-area after having only launched in Nov., 2017.
     Photo Credit: Atuanya Priester

    ​  Meany's BWB Drumline meets on Mondays and Wednesdays after school. To learn more about how to get
      involved, contact the director, Aaron Walker-Loud.

    The BWB Drumline is an award-winning inter-generational collective honoring Pan-African music and culture from the Americas, the Caribbean and West Africa. By reconnecting our generations, they work to create tangible community progress through authentic sharing of wisdom, resources, knowledge, innovative models of community collaboration and cultural preservation. Since inception in 2015 they have performed at M.O.H.A.I., MoPOP, the Seattle Art Museum exhibit opening for Kehinde Wiley and much more.

    Members of the #BWBdrumline hail from the Big World Breaks roster and the extended #BWBfamily, as well as a growing student roster from Madrona Elementary School, Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, Meany Middle School, Madison Middle School, Garfield High School, Interagency Academy and Todd Beamer High School.

    The BWB Drumline has partnered with: Arts Corps, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Parks and Rec, YMCA, Seattle JazzED, Launch at Leschi (formerly CDSA), Spruce Street, The Town Entertainment, The Seattle Center, The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, MOHAI, Seattle Art Museum, MoPOP (formerly EMP), STG Presents Broadway at The Paramount, City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, The Creative Advantage, Bumbershoot Festival, Capitol Hill Block Party and One Vibe Africa.