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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, Federal Way native Shyan Selah was sure he was going to be a professional athlete. The 1993 Federal Way High School graduate played three sports and got a full ride scholarship to play football in college. Then he blew out his knee. It sent me into a whirlpool of confusion and not really knowing what my future would entail, Selah said. So it left me feeling like my choices ...

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

The Coffee with the Principal Series is part of Shyan Selahs Cafe Noir Project, a multi-media, live music community outreach event series held at middle schools, high schools, colleges, live music venues, and Starbucks locations nationwide. A core principal of The Cafe Noir Project is to fuse education with entertainment in order to inspire and motivate students. Part of what sets Cafe Noir a part from other entertainment programs is the high focus we put on education. In doing so, Coffee with t...

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

In the late 70s the television industry was forever changed as the record breaking hit mini-series Alex Haleys Roots took the world by storm. More than 100 million Americans watched as for the first time the African Slave Trade was put on center stage for all to see. It featured a look into the soul of Americas role in slavery in a way that took viewers out of the school history books and moved them live onto the plantation. Central to authors genealogy story was the Gambian Warrior Kunta Kinteh...

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Shyan Selah Among Seattle’s Top Creatives in Delta Sky Magazine

Shyan Selah leads a select group of Creativesin Delta SkyMagazine’s September Issue for the “Made in Seattle” Feature. This month Shyan Selah is featured in Delta Sky Magazine as part of a select group of Creatives from the Seattle area using their talents to do good works. The feature, Made in Seattle, was written by award-winning journalist, Crai S. Bower, and shot by renowned photographer, Ian Allen. Shyan who grew up in Federal Way, WA and got his start in music and entertainment in Hollywoo...

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Angry Orchard Presents Shyan Selah LIVE on Facebook

Watch Shyan Selah’s exclusive performance for Facebook Live. Brought to you by Angry Orchard.  

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Angry Orchard and Shyan Selah Partner to go Live on Facebook

July 31, 2017– Seattle, WA –Angry Orchard, the nations fastest growing hard cider beverage company, haspartnered with the multi-talented music artist, social influencer and entrepreneur,Shyan Selah. For many years, Shyan Selah has been on thepioneering end of producing meaningful content and collaborating with brands in culturally innovative and socially dynamic ways. His current work, The Cafe Noir Project,has served as the catalyst in his emergence in communities around the world. “I just want...

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Shyan Selah Joins George Clooney, Eminem & Others as a 21st Century Leader

Shyan Selah has been chosen to join 21st Century Leaders, a select and diverse group of influencers ranging from Royalty and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to renowned leaders in the fields of film, music, fashion, art, and literature to raise awareness and funds for international causes through the Whatever It Takes art campaign. Shyan joins individuals such as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Richard Branson, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman,...

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Shyan Selah to be Honored as a “Hero” by the Federal Way Schools

Shyan Selah has been nominated as a “Federal Way Public Schools Hero” by Illahee Middle School for the work he’s done with students there as part of his Cafe Noir Project. Shyan will join a select list of community representatives and business owners for the 2nd Annual Heroes Banquet to be held this month, April 22nd, in Federal Way, WA. “This year we want to honor Shyan,” says Illahee Middle School principal Jerry Warren. “I have known Shyan for a number of years and I am thrilled to continue t...

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“Momma Told Me One Day” Live from Goorin Bros.

Shyan Selah Performs this Exclusive Bonus Track during a Cafe Noir Project Performance at Goorin Bros. Hats in Pike Place Market Seattle. One of the things that I strongly feel must happen in our communities is a resurgence of the live arts. I’m dedicated to producing events that provide Live Poetry, Drama, Music, Fashion and Food & Beverage amongst adults. This is about connecting our worlds through our creativity and career endeavors. It’s about celebrating an experience at the highest levels ...

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Shyan Selah Honors the Legacy of Peace for Dr. King Holiday

Most people dont realize how truly talented he was, Shyan Selah says as he listens to a YouTube video of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. giving a speech to students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia in 1967. The title of the speech is What is Your Lifes Blueprint?   Everyoneknows he was an amazing orator, preacher, and writer. But he also had a natural gift for theatrics and being on stage. Not as an actor, but you can tell that sense was in him. He was very talented. I believe he could’...

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