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Shyan Selah Talks Being a Business Rockstar

Shyan Selah Talks Being a Business Rockstar
Singer. Songwriter. Entrepreneur. Poet. Activist.
A Soul Rock Vocalist with Hip Hop roots, Shyan Selah has broken the mold and given a new definition to the words “World Music”.
Welcome to his Brave New World.
Shyan Selah poses with the Principal and students of Lakota Middle School in Federal Way

Coffee with the Principal Makes the Federal Way News

From the Federal Way Mirror:  FW native, activist, musician opening doors to new opportunities By Jessica Keller Growing up,...

Shyan Selah with Illahee Middle School Student at Coffee with the Principal

Shyan Selah Continues to Uplift Hometown Youth with “Coffee with the Principal”

The Coffee with the Principal Series is part of Shyan Selah’s Cafe Noir Project, a multi-media, live music community...

Lamin Jatta Joins with Shyan Selah to Bring Kunta Kinteh To The Big Screen

Lamin Jatta Joins with Shyan Selah to Bring Kunta Kinteh To The Big Screen

In the late 70’s the television industry was forever changed as the record breaking hit mini-series Alex Haley’s Roots...

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Cafe Noir Live Album
Shyan Selah started the Café Noir Project as a form of his own unique musical activism. Cafe Noir is an expansion on Shyan’s community outreach, something that’s been a staple in his career from the start, and communicating with new fans on an intimate level. Having grown up listening to everything from John Coltrane to Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac to KRS One to Prince, Shyan takes the lead from his influences creating music designed to inspire people and move communities the way those artists did for previous generations.

The Cafe Noir concept started as a live performance in the heart of Seattle’s Central District at the 23rd and Jackson Street Starbucks before expanding into a tour at exclusive Starbucks stores combined with live music venues, schools and colleges around the country. From the start this project was about being on the ground and  interacting with humanity. The vision and the mission: Reaching people right where they stand.

“I want to empower that aspect in all of us that wants what’s best for ourselves. That’s my goal with every song I write, every note I sing. The Café Noir Live album features a mixture of music I performed at the store where it all started in Seattle. After years on the ground touring select Starbucks stores, my relationship with the coffee giant has become a fixture in my community outreach efforts. Through it all I’ve collected some unforgettable moments. I am so proud of what this has become.” – Shyan Selah

This is one of my favorite songs and I just want to take some time to dedicate it to everyone in pain. I hope by watching this and hearing the music that it helps us to heal and let go of racism, let go of bad relationships, let go of hatred, let go of confusion, let go of violence, let go of abuse, and to be set free into the potential of who we all can become.

~Shyan Selah
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Shyan Selah LIVE Rehearsal presented by Angry Orchard

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A PERSISTENT SOUL WILL GET THE GOAL!
Much love to Delta Air Lines Airlines and Crai S Bower for featuring me in this month's Sky Magazine. I appreciate this cool piece because it touches on how I've approached the business of music with uplifting the community. It also features some dynamic influencers around the Seattle area doing great work.

~Shyan Selah
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