Happy 2014 everyone!

Katalyst is excited to gear up for this year and have lots of workshops planned for you.

Some important dates!

Jan 20th 2014: State Capitol Exposure Trip! email mihae@wapiseattle.org for more info. Partnership with API Chaya and the ACRS.

Jan 30th 2014: Katalyst Recording Studio Certification Workshop! [MANDATORY FOR ALL YOUTH WANTING TO INDEPENDENTLY USE THE RECORDING STUDIO]

Feb 6th 2014: Katalyst Recording Studio Certification Demonstration [MANDATORY FOR ALL YOUTH WANTING TO INDEPENDENTLY USE THE RECORDING STUDIO]

Please email mihae at mihae@wapiseattle.org for any questions!


Thanks Tarrell for all that you do! On another note…

We have some updates.


  • First off, Ksera joins Kataylst and is teaching the graffiti portion of the program.  Sooo exciting!!!
  • Perfect Imbalance: we finished our second year compilation.  All the songs are live on the Katalyst bandcamp site. Please check the “Music” tab. (Also on Spotify and iTunes!)
  • Katalyst program is up and running! Thursdays 4-7pm. Learn how to write, be exposed to new content and ideas. Learn how to record music using protools! email mihae for more info and to register. mihae@wapiseattle.org
  • BEAT LOUNGE. Two of our super awesome beatmaker friends Justin and Mike are starting a beat lounge on Tuesdays. If you want to learn how to make beats, please email mihae to register. mihae@wapiseattle.org
  • New section! Check the “Calendar” tab to learn about what’s happening here at Katalyst. The Calendar will be updated frequently.

That’s it from us! Keep checking back for more updates. We have lots of events & workshops coming up. Exciting!




It’s been AWHILE YA’LL! What’s new with us? WELL, our beloved Katalyst youth Kimani Jackson is about to head off to Evergreen State College to study music and dance! He’s also the first one to go to college in his family. We are soooo extremely proud of him for all his accomplishment and we wish him the best of luck!

We are having a show for him THIS FRIDAY at WAPI to celebrate MANI J! He’s also going to be dropping his album, which is really really exciting. So come thru!

Dominos pizza on Rainier will be donating pizza for the event, so there will be food! music! and lots of fun peeps to meet. CONGRATULATIONS KIMANI!!!


Please support young artists from the greater Seattle area on June 26, 2013!  Sponsored by the Southeast Seattle PEACE Coalition, WAPI and the Katalyst program will be throwing a show to showcase the talented youth that we work with!

Admission is free, youth of all ages welcome and free food as well!  Spread the word!

206 Rising Youth Showcase
Columbia City Theater
4916 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA  98118

June 26, 2013
Doors open at 6pm.

Open Mic Session following showcase (Time permitting)
Free Admission
All Ages

Youth Performers, please come at 5pm for Sound Check

For more information, please contact:
Mihae Jung
206.223.9578 x.18


check out this new video “Books” Bambu feat. Prometheus Brown

Check out this dope video from Sol feat Shaprece “2020”

Check out the latest video “Inhale” by KA.lil aka Khingz

Katalyst presents: Third eye cypher & OPEN MIC

Come check out the second Katalyst showcase of the year! The showcase will feat artist from Katalyst records along with first level katalyst students there is also an open mic!

Check out this new video from the Physics “The Good Bye”

check out this video from Spac3man one of the artist feat. on the katalyst Comp!