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Shabazz Palaces

Season 1 | Episode 2

Growing up in the south end of Seattle, Ishmael Butler and Tendai “Baba” Maraire (better known as Shabazz Palaces) were surrounded by the city’s natural beauty.  In this episode of Open Studio, the duo takes famed National Geographic photographer and local Seattleite Aaron Huey into Seward Park on the edge of Lake Washington, where as they explain – the trees have stories to tell. This is #OpenStudio.

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This series was produced in collaboration with National Geographic.

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Seward ParkWithin the Seattle city limits, Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' nests, old growth forest, miles of hiking trails, shoreline, beaches and more. Visit website.


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