The Rhythm Project

The Rhythm Project

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Rhythm Project savours T&T pan experience 02/16/2024

The All-Stars have returned to the states after a life changing experience in the motherland of pan. Our Rhythm Project Directors and dedicated parent chaperones traveled with RP’s top 23 students to work with T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps Steel Orchestra to learn their panorama chart and possibly earn themselves a spot in the 2024 Panorama Large Band Finals. With only 5 nights in the panyard to complete the piece, we are proud to announce that we had 11 students make the stage among the 125 member capacity.
We are beyond proud of our hardworking, upbeat, and committed students who have embraced this journey with a gusto we could only have dreamed of.
Check out this wonderful article from Trinidad Express Newspapers to learn more!

Rhythm Project savours T&T pan experience The pan is indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago. Always has been and always will be.


Today is

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world ❤ Why not show your support with a gift TOMORROW, to Virginia Arts Festival’s Education programs?

Virginia Arts Festival’s Rhythm Project is a prime example of nurturing of self-esteem through individual and cooperative achievement. Participation is free to all students, giving underserved students access to the enjoyment and benefits of learning to play an instrument. All of these factors contribute to long-term increased quality of life.

You can make an early gift here:
Or learn about our education programs here:


Tomorrow!! Join us for an evening of pan in the Chrysler Museum Courtyard (Mary’s Garden)


Today we celebrate innovation, resilience, and evolution. Paying homage to the pioneers that came before us and being grateful for all that the Steelpan has done for us. Happy World Steelpan Day to all the past, present and future pan lovers!!! 🌏🫶🏽

Photos from The Rhythm Project's post 07/05/2023

Highlights from our 2023 Showcase Concert! This is the second year we have invited our RP alum to return to the stage, with graduating classes from 2002-2022 in attendance. We are so fortunate to celebrate generations of Rhythm Project members under one big tent 🎉🎉


Join us today in Williamsburg, Virginia for our Juneteenth performance! We hope to see you there 🎶


See you tomorrow in Williamsburg for Juneteenth!

TOMORROW! The Rhythm Project!
Juneteenth Performance
Williamsburg Community Building
401 N Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA
Free to the Public!

We hope you’ll join us!!

Photos from The Rhythm Project's post 06/14/2023

Community Day 2023! Our Junior-Stars from Douglass Park, Ingleside, and Larchmont Elementary put on their final performance of the school year earlier this month. Bravo! Community Day also gives our Elementary students the chance to meet our high school All-Stars, and a dance-off commenced 🪩🕺

We look forward to a number of our Junior-Stars continuing our program into middle school as Rising-Stars in the fall!

Photos from The Rhythm Project's post 06/01/2023

Our Showcase Concert is THIS SATURDAY!! Join us under the Perry Pavilion Stage Tent at 7:30pm to hear our Rising-Stars and All-Stars close out our 2022-2023 season. In addition, we are thrilled to announce we have invited our RP Alumni back for a featured reunion performance!!

Get you tickets here:
General admission seating 🛢️🎶

Photos from The Rhythm Project's post 05/30/2023

These smiles say it all ❤️ We brought seven of our performing ensembles to PANFest this year and we couldn’t be more proud of their great attitudes and award winning performances. Congratulations to our All-Stars, Rising-Stars and Junior-Stars!!


Mr. Roberts is about to go live on 13News Now - WVEC Noon News! Tune in or we will share the clip later!


We had a nice time chatting with WAVY TV 10 for their Community Chat segment today! Thank you for having us!


WAVY TV 10 Community Chat happening now! We’ll share the link after but tune in and hear from us on WAVY’s social media and website today!

Happening now! Tune into WAVY TV 10 social and hear from our The Rhythm Project team!

Photos from The Rhythm Project's post 03/27/2023

Rhythm LIVE! 2023 was an absolute success. The time and energy put into this production by our all student cast is inspiring and captivating. We are so grateful for our collaboration with and for allowing this new and improved production of the history of the steel pan to come to life. Many thanks to our ever growing Rhythm Project family and for all of your support ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏾🙏🏻

Photos from Virginia Arts Festival's post 03/04/2023

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Today is !

To ensure programs like Rhythm Project stick around for years to come, Virginia Arts Festival has begun the process of permanently endowing education outreach programs for Norfolk and Portsmouth students through our Education Achievement Challenge.

This fund will permanently endow Virginia Arts Festival education programs serving public school students in Norfolk and Portsmouth with a variety of activities including our Rhythm Project Programs, in-school performances, workshops, masterclasses, and student matinees.

If you wish to contribute to this life-changing campaign, visit our website at


Mark your calendars for Giving Tuesday November 29!

Did you know learning an instrument can help boost students’ self-esteem?

The Rhythm Project is a world percussion ensemble dedicated to the nurturing of self-esteem through individual and cooperative achievement. Founded in one Portsmouth School in 1996, the program has grown to 12 individual programs reaching 300+ students ranging in age from elementary through high school, including in-school programming for select Title I schools in our area.

Contributions to the Virginia Arts Festival Education Achievement Challenge will permanently endow arts education programs for Norfolk and Portsmouth public school students, including Rhythm Project. Make sure to mark your calendars for , November 29 (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving!), where you too can join us in ensuring our students have access to transformative educational experiences for years to come.

Click this link to learn more about how Rhythm Project is impacting students in our area:

Photos from The Rhythm Project's post 11/08/2022

The All-Stars had the opportunity to work with Trinidadian choreographer and drummer Kieron Sargeant, in preparation for our 2023 production of Rhythm Live!

Photos from The Rhythm Project's post 09/30/2022

Encore!! The All-Stars brought their concert best for our debut performance with the last weekend. We could not be more proud of our students; their hard work helped make this extraordinary collaboration a great success 🎶


Make plans to see The Rhythm Project All-Stars perform in the 2022 Virginia CaribFest 🎉
Saturday, September 10, 3:30pm
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk
➡Full Lineup & More Info:
Presented by Virginia Caribbean American Cultural Association Inc. -Vcaca


It’s a beautiful weekend for some steel pan! ☀️🛢 We hope to see you tomorrow at the !

Photos from The Rhythm Project's post 05/27/2022

The PANFest photos are in! We are so proud of our All-Stars, Rising-Stars, and Junior-Stars for their notable performances during the 19th Annual Virginia International PANFest 🎉


The Virginia Aquarium Turtle was our Valentine ❤️ Thank you for everyone who enjoyed our music in the lobby! The All-Star Combo was jammin' 🎶

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Ain’t Nobody like the All-Stars!
Today we celebrate innovation, resilience, and evolution. Paying homage to the pioneers that came before us and being gr...
The Rhythm Project Rising-Stars
Just a little taste from the dress rehearsal of our RP Showcase Concert on May 23rd. Enjoy this awesome vid from inside ...
Happy Monday from the Rhythm Project!
Rhythm Project All-Stars at home!
Happy Saturday from The Rhythm Project instructors!
Giving Tuesday is December 3!




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