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New Bay Area band Ama Evolution. With four extremely talented members, they pump out their own unique and masterful version of rock and funk with flare. The grand has has been compared to bands like Living Color, Skunk Anansie, Incubus and more, Ama Evolution is definitely new talent to keep your eye on.Plus Great Jamaican food and Drinks from Kingston 11 Restaurant
Tribute to greats of Black Arts. With transitions of Amiri Baraka, Richard Dedeaux (Watts Prophets), and Gil Scott Heron, we take time to celebrate culture and Black Art. Featuring: Father Amde Hamilton (Watts Prophets), members of GSH's Amnesia Express Band, Ama Evolution, Ayodele 'Word Slanga', Marvin X and more. $10 Donation, Fundraiser for Race for the Times Documental Volume 1 Exclusive clips of the film will be shown including The Watts Prophets, Amiri Baraka and more. Get there early, space is limited !! Don't miss this historic event, with Father Amde Hamilton performing some new work, as well as some classic words. The Watts Prophets formed after the Watts Riots of 1965, to create a powerful group of poets. Sampled by Digable Planets, NWA, and a host of others, The Watts Prophets were the first group to say "rap" on record. The real originators of real rap.
October 26, 2012: The Times That Put Oakland on the Map - One Year Later This night is part of an ongoing community celebration and empowerment movement that has coalesced here in the Oakland area over the last year. October 26th is also a day that evokes an anniversary of helicopters and tear gas, and riot robot squads, and also the coming together again of a community that is always preparing to love, and struggle, and which has risen to the occasion and grown closer in this last year. Since then our community has sprung back into action as only Oakland can. Some of the many issues that have inspired new levels of activism and togetherness include. • Food Justice • Occupy the Hood • LGBT/Queer Activism in Our Communities • The Decolonize Movement • Multimedia Work • Artists, Musicians and Poets in the Movement • First Friday • Gentrification in Oakland • Police brutality and repression • Foreclosure Defense • The Occupy Oakland Children’s village / parents and allies committee One year after the world was jolted by the madness inflicted by the local and federal governments upon our citizenry, our Oakland community has accomplished many things, and has redoubled our energies towards creating our own self-sufficient society based on justice, creativity, and radical inclusivity. This night will be a chance to share and celebrate these efforts, and to organize our next phase. We are not expecting positive changes to result from the impending elections, and we know that we must continue to strengthen bonds and plan our future. When the people have been promised "hope" but not given a reason to have any, we have to make our own! Music, art and culture has always had the power to inspire people perhaps more than even rhetoric or analysis because it reaches them on an intuitive "heart" level. We want to help give people a sense of hope in the power of the human spirit to rise above it all and reaffirm time honored values of community, mutual respect and enlightened interdependence. The Humanist Hall is a big, beautiful space, and we hope to utilize it fully. We are looking for people and groups who want to help organize and have something they would like to share or present. Many ideas are on the table, but we want the evening to be shaped by peoples desires and initiative. We have already contacted and confirmed some musical performers. Community members, organizations and all concerned, conscious citizens are invited to put forth ideas, and help with planning. We do need to raise funds to pay for the Hall, and the artists and musicians, so donations will be sought before and during the event. *This event was conceived by the Intergalactic Black Hippie Alliance, and is being initially organized by the Oakland Roots network, a loosely affiliated group of friends and activists with ties to Oakland
Nadiyah Lewis - Vocals SerG Lima - Guitar
Sounds Like: Skunk Anansie, Living Colour, Guano Apes, The Roots, Rage Against The Machine
Manager: looking for manager &/or booking , PANGAEA'S PEOPLE (Global Arts Network)
Bio: Emerged out of Oakland CA , bringing a unique music style without barriers, derived from the roots of Rock, Funk, R & B, Blues and Soul by taking risks stepping out of the box with their own organic creation of Music. AmaEvolution has been compared to...See Full Bio
“The great thing about Music is that there are so many different genres out there to enjoy at any time. I love not being pegged into a music genre hole and just listening to one thing. I listen to all types of music and enjoy each one of them. So today I want to introduce you to enjoy a Funky Rock and Blues fusion cocktail that is AmAEvolutioN. They have such an incredible sound that just blends so many types of music and just comes together beautifully. You will hear some Rock, R & B, Soul, Funk and Blues all meshed together that just has me captivated! Being a native from the Bay Area, I applaud Berkeley native Nadiya Lewis on her commanding presence on her vocals. She just sings right to your soul and you can just feel her emotions! Then you can really enjoy the guitarist Sergio de Paula Lima as he lays down some great guitar work complimenting the cool bass lines of Musashi “Moose” Lethridge and topping it off with the smooth drums of John Adams! They have been compared t”