Big World Breaks x Owuor Arunga Atuanya Priester x Dr. Julian Priester

= Arts Education Access

“I Am Beyond Grateful to be part of this journey, from the start when Aaron (Director of Big World Breaks) and I discussed the possibility of recording with Dr. Julian Priester. The opportunity to work with one of the most prolific, and respected, musical genius of the 20th Century, and now a living Legend, is part of a long series of very fortunate events we have been privileged to share. Thank you to all of you who supported this work, and continue to support the unadulterated passion for the creative spirit. Asante Kubwa!!!”

– Owuor Arunga

All net proceeds from the “Timeless” project go to benefit the equipment and scholarship funds of the
Washington Middle School Drumline and Seattle JazzED.

Now that we have successfully raised funds through public support to record and produce the “Timeless” single featuring Owuor Arunga and Dr. Julian Priester, we have entered our second phase of fundraising to support the production of the official “Timeless” Music Video, which will be directed by Atuanya Priester. Being able to create and share this video with the world will only bring more awareness and support of the #TimelessMovement – which will directly increase arts education access for Seattle-area youth for generations to come.

Additional Big World Breaks roster artists featured in the “Timeless” single:

Guitar: Ryan Waters, Jabrille Williams (aka Jimmy James) and Daniel Rapport   |   Flute, Tenor Sax and Bass Clarinet: Darian Asplund

Please support the “Timeless” Music Video Fund

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more info on the budget we are raising for the “Timeless” video please click below.

If you or your company are interested in being an official sponsor for the “Timeless” Music Video please email us directly at timelessmovement@bigworldbreaks.com.

Diamond Sponsors: $15,000.00

Platinum Sponsors: $10,000.00

Gold Sponsors: $5,000.00

Silver Sponsors: $2,500.00

“I’ve recently become aware of the work the Timeless Movement is doing and am so happy to hear the good news. This is important. Growing up in the 50’s it seemed normal…almost taken for granted, that music and art were a part of every public school system. Everyone had a chance. This is not the case anymore. It breaks my heart to see these opportunities disintegrating. I am so lucky (blessed) to have spent my life in music. I can’t imagine where I’d be now without it. I feel strongly now more than ever how essential it is. Music is much more than entertainment. When you think of what is most basic in the practice and study of music… harmony, melody, rhythm, consonance, dissonance, patience, tension, resolution, respect, humility, love, beauty. Aren’t these the same words we could use to describe how human beings might learn to interact with each other?…to get along? Music is good! Possibility. Potential. History. The future. It gives me hope knowing the Timeless Movement is here. Thank you.”   – Bill Frisell


To create something that becomes “Timeless”,

it must embody the wisdom of the elders and the instinctual courageous spirit of improvisation;

only then unlocking the potential to forever move forward:

Past x Present x Future equals “Timeless”

We are the “Timeless” Team:

Big World Breaks, Owuor Arunga, Atuanya Priester and Dr. Julian Priester

We are an intergenerational family of musicians, composers, educators, cinematographers and photographers, and we have initiated this #TimelessMovement to create exponentially greater equity and access to quality arts education for Seattle area youth. We are in the ongoing fight to counterbalance the effects of institutional racism and severe opportunity gaps that our youth face.

In 2014 we were able to receive enough support with crowd funding through Indiegogo to fund a portion of the entire project: the recording, editing, mixing, mastering, design and manufacturing of the digital and limited edition 12” vinyl single “Timeless” featuring Owuor Arunga and Dr. Julian Priester – which are now available for purchase! Thank you to all of the partners, supporters, collaborators and donors of the #TimelessMovement !!!

Owuor Arunga is a Grammy-Award-winning trumpet player, composer and producer; currently working with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Physics, Kore Ionz, Big World Breaks and Black Stax.

Dr. Julian Priester is a legendary trombonist, composer and educator who has worked with the likes of Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Dianah Washington, Sun Ra, Muddy Waters, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard and many more.

Atuanya Priester, founder and creative director of multimedia production company A Real Grip LLC, has produced, directed, scripted, edited, filmed and photographed a variety of visual content, including local and international artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Owuor Arunga, Wanz, Tendai Maraire, Big Boi of Outkast, Wacka Flocka, Kirko Bangz, King Britt, Julian Priester, A-Trak, Lace Cadence, Big World Breaks, Kore Ionz, DJ QBert, Neema, Evan Flory-Barnes, Naomi Wachira, Shabazz Palaces and more.

Big World Breaks is a production company built for innovating and enhancing stage, studio, and education projects; who has shared stages and produced live shows with artists such as Janelle Monae, B.o.B, DJ Red Alert, Macklemore, Digable Planets, DJ QBert, Reggie Watts, Wayna, Zo!, Sy Smith, Kimberly Nichole, Massive Monkees, Blue Scholars, Gabriel Teodros, Khingz, Xperience, JusMoni, Yirim Seck, Tiffany Wilson, Black Stax and Choklate.

Timeless Photo Gallery

Lord Fotog

1-10-16 at the Tractor Tavern at the Big World Breaks release of the

limited edition “Timeless” 12 inch vinyl single.

Featuring special guest artist

Dr. Julian Priester

Featuring Big World Breaks support roster members

Reeds: Kate Olson

Keys: Marc Hager

Dance, Vocal Harmony and Percussion: Camille Primous

Guitar: Daniel Rapport & Jimmy James


Big World Breaks in association with

EMP Museum, Festál, One Vibe Africa & Arts Corps presents:

“TIMELESS: Percussion Expo”

directed by Aaron Walker-Loud

A Free Pop-Up Workshop at the Seattle Center

Celebrating the finale of the “Timeless” Indiegogo Campaign in 2014



special guest artists:


TONY SODANO (Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline / Director: Garfield High School Drumline)

AZ’JION ALABE (GHS Drumline / GHS Jazz Ensemble / PNW Drumline)

KAIJI OBRAS (GHS Drumline / Seattle JazzED)

UPENDO SELASSIE MOORE (GHS Drumline / GHS Jazz Ensemble)

YASNA VISMALE (GHS Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra / Seattle JazzED)

Images by Avi Loud