Shyan Selah to put on free show Saturday to benefit breast cancer

By Weekly Volcano staff on July 20, 2012

In the first of a series of live music events throughout the summer, Tacoma's Freighthouse Square will host a live performance Saturday evening by recording artist and Northwest native Shyan Selah.

The event is the culmination of a community partnership between Freighthouse Square and The Gap at Tacoma Mall. The concert kicks off at 7 p.m. inside Foss Hall.

Selah is returning home to the Northwest from recording his latest album project, City of Angels, in Los Angeles. On Saturday he will launch the viral release of his first single "Pink Butterfly," as well as honor those who are in the fight against breast cancer. Selah will be performing with his band, The Republic of Sound, and will take time to honor breast cancer survivors in the community as he prepares for the retail release of his single in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Already accomplished in his work as President/CEO of Brave New World (BNW Global), as an artist Selah has created a style of music that is both unique and commercial. A modern musician raised on the greatest icons in music from The Beatles to James Brown, Selah is poised to take his special sound of hip-hop, rock and soul music mainstream with a brand new band that is designed to fully embody his specialized fusion of rock, hip-hop and soul music as the perfect backdrop to his hard hitting, gritty yet spiritual lyrics.

BNW will host a series of live music events throughout the summer at the Freighthouse Square, including live music performances, industry networking, music seminars, workshops and youth talent auditions. In addition for each event, BNW Global will be raising awareness of key social causes throughout the local community and beyond.

"Freighthouse Square is very happy to be working with BNW Global to create and host some very community oriented events here," Lonee Peschon, who manages and handles commercial leasing for Freighthouse Square, said in a release. "We are extremely pleased to support the release of Shyan Selah's "Pink Butterfly" and the occasion to honor those who are fighting breast cancer."

"With what started as a series of daytime performances catered to serenading the great people of the Tacoma Dome District, BNW Global is happy to call this wonderful area its new home," Lance Azucena, director of promotions for BNW Global, added.

This event is free to the public.