Contact Us

Contact: Booking@soulgraffiti.info     510-463-GROW

Soul Graffiti is a collaboration of ideas for sustainability and health, combined with culture and community. If you are interested in sharing ideas, please contact us and get involved by coming to an event, volunteering, or just sharing the concepts with friends. SG hopes that everyone can find ways to implement the change that we see readily available in the world today, dealing with energy, consumption habits, health, education, and all aspects of a strong and vibrant community. Thank you for taking the time to read all the pages!

Justin Ancheta: Director & Artist Relations. Justin is an active artist/musician who seeks to balance his ideals of environmental awareness, social justice and integrity, with his passion to inspire through music and celebration. He tours internationally provoking thought on radical ways we can be the change we wish to see. His talents include playing guitar/singing, producing artists, event coordinating, and community building. Do not hesitate to contact: justinancheta7@gmail.com

Maren Metke: Curator & Artist Relations. Maren is a Compassionate Communication (NVC) (20 yrs)  & NLP coach (MaNLP) and educator. She is also an artist and singer, and does many of the artwork designs for SG event productions and artist relations. To contact her directly, please email: marenmetke@gmail.com

Jesse Weber: Booking and Public Relations. Jesse Weber received a Bachelors Degree in music performance from the University of Montana in 2000. At the U of M, Weber studied with Bob Ledbetter, Lance Boyd, Andy Narrell, Peter Erskine, Fred Simpson, Julie Spencer, Horacio “El Negro” Hernendez, and several other guest artists with the Islanders Steel Band, the U of M percussion Ensemble, and the Buddy De Franco Jazz festival. Weber became enthralled with the African roots of percussion and began intensive studies of the music of Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, and Cuba. Jesse Weber began playing with Los Rumberos De Montana, an Afro – Cuban drum and dance group. With this group, he travelled to Havana Cuba and played in the famous Callejon De Hamel with the group Clave Y Guaguanco. In Cuba he learned congas, timbale, bongo, cajon, and the rhythms of the sacred Bata drums.  Jesse helped found a nonprofit, The First Day Project, dedicated to bringing music and dance to the masses. He has been studying, teaching, performing, and living music, in San Francisco since 2002 and shared the stage with Bay Area’s superstars including Sandy Perez, Carlos Aldama, Jose Francisco Barroso, Chris “Flaco” Walker, Michael Spiro, Jesus Diaz, Colin Douglass, Matt Lucas, Javier Navarette, Carlitos Medrano, Patricio Arguello, and Toby Ghaster. Jesse is currently pursuing several musical projects covering a wide variety of musical styles. — jesweber@gmail.com

Booking@soulgraffiti.info

Soul Graffiti is a collaboration of ideas for sustainability and health, combined with culture and community. If you are interested in sharing ideas, please contact us and get involved by coming to an event, volunteering, or just sharing the concepts with friends. SG hopes that everyone can find ways to implement the change that we see readily available in the world today, dealing with energy, consumption habits, health, education, and all aspects of a strong and vibrant community. Thank you for taking the time to read all the pages.

5 Responses to Contact Us

  1. m.o. says:

    hi.

    i saw your ad on craigslist. i am looking for a volunteer opportunity involving music. i taught 9th and 10th grade in the east bay and formed a drum line with students using coffee cans, trash cans, pieces of a trap set, and mini-timbales. within one week, they rocked the school! i taught them to play two cadences i played while a drummer in high school marching band.

    i can’t read music, but i can read a beat. though it’s fun to play with adults, i’m more interested in mentoring youth so they mind find the confidence and enjoyment i did when i was young. i’d love to meet like-minded adults who love percussion, too.

    i am non-judgemental and respect the viewpoints of others and hope to find those who accept that which they do not understand. i’m not a ‘joiner.’ still, it’s fair to say i want to find other non-joiners like me. all a we.

    take care and best wishes to you all. thanks for reading. if you don’t have an opportunity like the one i describe, maybe you’ll let me know what is available or advise where i might look. other youth mentoring interests include- writing, freestyle, spoken word, dance (not classically trained, but able to throw one heck of a dancehall wind), and performance (comedy, improv).

    • Hello,
      Thank you for the email. We are currently working on an art piece that involves music and rhythm. I am not sure how to start the process of your involvement in this way, as this is a very unique field of expertise. Maybe sending some youtube or tracks of you playing to us? booking@soulgraffiti.info. I cannot garauntee that we will have a musical volunteer position, but we currently are looking for outreach help and promotion help if you coincide with the ethics of our mission statement. Hope to hear from you! Take care, Soul Graffiti Team

  2. eric says:

    This is awesome stuff, when will you guys be performing in san francisco next. Let me know if i can do anything to help promote you guys…maybe do a story on electricbike.com. I saw you guys at Makers Faire and it was fantastic…best promotion of electric bikes i have seen so far 🙂

    • Hello Eric,
      Thanks for your comment. We just finished the 6th annual Bicycle Music festival with a record breaker of a 19 bike pedal powered system with line-array speakers. We have shows all the time in Northern California, but I will have to get back to you about the next pedal powered event. Please stay in touch and I really like your site as well. We do cargo bike surfing and will be featuring this in some upcoming music video’s. We should collaborate our ebike efforts! kindly, Justin Ancheta, SF CA – Where are you based from? email: justinancheta7@gmail.com personal

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