When: Thu., Feb. 23, 7-10 p.m. 2017
Shawn Thwaites is a Trinidadian-American musician and educator from Washington, DC. His area of expertise is unique—the steeldrum, a relatively new and underexplored instrument born out of the colonial history of Trinidad and Tobago. His trademark style integrates the very best of his Trinidadian ancestry and his D.C. upbringing, intertwining jazz, hip-hop, funk, calypso, reggae, and more. This distinct sound, along with his coy style of performing, has helped establish Thwaites as a rare and sought after international recording artist, musician, and educator.