songsters performing at the resonator stomp

Rhapsody Resonators

Steadily Engage with Our Community

Rhapsody Resonators

Before amplifiers, there were resonators. Resonators take the vibrations of a stringed instrument and make them loud enough to be heard with the rest of the band.

In our project, a “resonator” is someone who engages long-term with our community while sharing our values. You enhance the volume of young people’s voices, talents, and experiences, and reinforce the strength of our programs.

rhapsody resonator logo

*Click here to find the meaning behind the logo!

There are many ways to resonate, but every supporter commits to pitch in, where possible, by doing the following:

Serve as a resource

Suggest opportunities for our students or leaders. This may be as simple as suggesting a potential teaching artist, grant, or professional development resource that we should check out.

Offer feedback

We want your perspective and views considered as we continue to build our community.

Attend The Resonator Stomp!

This exclusive, bi-annual event features great music and food – The Resonator Stomp! Mark your calendar for March 1st, 2024 at King Street Station.

Contribute a regular gift

This may be $5 each year or $50 per month. What works for you?

Your recurring gift—of any amount—amplifies the work of the Rhapsody Project!

Please join us as a Resonator today and amplify the power of Rhapsody.

ari playing guitar and drummer in background performing at resonator stomp

*Several TRP leaders were first introduced to the image of the Sankofa Bird by our community member and friend Dr. Dena Jennings. Like many other people of the African Diaspora, Dena includes the image in her life and work as it celebrates the value and impulse to—as she puts it: “go back and get it.”

“The egg in [the Sankofa bird’s] mouth represents the “gems” or knowledge of the past upon which wisdom is based; it also signifies the generation to come that would benefit from that wisdom. This symbol often is associated with the proverb, “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi,” which translates to, “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” (The Spirituals Project at the University of Denver)

While not all members of The Rhapsody Project are Black Americans, our whole community values both the symbolism and meanings of the Sankofa bird, which align closely with the work each of us does to explore the layers of our heritage.