Creating Music, Uniting People, Building Communities

Guest Lecture Series

Community Building

Founder Keli Ross-Ma'u, with his unique experiences, has become a specialist in the community building process. Through his many years of performing, observing, teaching, and travel, he has discovered commonalities, components, and a message to help heal our communities. Keli's message will motivate, energize, and inspire the audience to believe in our power as community members when we create, unite, and build together.

History/Culture of Steel Pan

Keli Ross-Ma'u presents a historical and cultural lecture while engaging the audience with his deep connection and understanding of the steel pan and the important role it has in community building. With a unique cultural background of Tongan/German descent, his experiences studying abroad in Trinidad (where the steel pan originated), and his many years of performing and teaching the steel pan, the audience will understand how this steel voice from the streets embodies the spirit of a people and has the ability to create, unite, and build all communities. Within this presentation a live demo of the steel pan can be performed as well as a screening of Keli's documentary "In The Panyard" depicting his time in Trinidad.

Past Locations of Guest Lectures Series

San Luis Rey Mission Youth Ministry, Oceanside
California State University San Marcos
Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad
City of Escondido
University of South Pacific, Fiji
Massey University, New Zealand
Vista Unified School District
Oceanside Unified School District
Osnabrück School District, Germany
Auckland School District, New Zealand
Oamaru School District, New Zealand
Port Moresby School District, Papua New Guinea

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