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Sounds Like: Blue King Brown, Orishas, Quetzal, Ozomatli, Immortal Technique
Manager: Maya Jupiter
Bio: The Chicana From Down Under.
Born in La Paz, Mexico to a Mexican Father and Turkish Mother, Maya grew up in Sydney, Australia. It was in Sydney’s Western Suburbs where she first fell in love with Hip Hop.
Maya’s love of writing rhymes helped her express her fear, pain, joy and hope as a teenag... See Full Bio
Tia Chucha's 9th Annual Celebrating Words Festival This year’s theme, “Uniting Through Flor y Canto,” will be represented by live musical performances, spoken word and poetry, a children’s section with activities, an artisan marketplace, and local foods, making it the Northeast Valley’s largest such family festival and celebration of literacy and the arts. “Literacy and the arts bring communities together to discuss creative and innovative ways of enhancing our quality of life,” said Councilman Felipe Fuentes of Council District Seven, whose office is supporting the festival. “Investing in the arts and literacy is an investment in the community and I am grateful for the work of Tía Chucha’s for their continued support of this annual family event.” Kicking off the festivities will be an opening ceremony by Tía Chucha’s resident mexihca dance group, Danza Temachtia Quetzalcoatl, followed by a lineup of musical performances by Tía Chucha’s guitar and Son Jarocho youth students, local recording artists including the urban cumbia trio Viento Callejero; soulful, modern-day torch singer Irene Diaz, and popular, banda/norteño singer El Gavilán con Banda. Among the notable poets featured at this year’s event are the American Book Award-winning and acting San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía, and Mayda del Valle, cast member of the Tony Award-winning Def Poetry Jam on Broadway who has toured with Norman Lear’s “Declare Yourself Spoken Word” tour and performed at the White House for President Obama and the First Lady. Also featured on the main stage will be Antonieta Villamil, poets performing their works in Spanish, youth poets and those published by Tía Chucha Press. San Fernando Valley artist and muralist Rah Azul will create live art on-site, welcoming attendees and community members to participate. Other festival attractions include the Mercado Pochtecayotl, offering hand-crafted items, food and refreshments from Pollo Pelón, an interactive poetry booth, and informational booths presented by various community resources. “The arts and literacy, with their blend of creativity and consciousness, are catalysts for enhancing and transforming the quality of life of our communities. We invite everyone to enjoy a festive day designed to tap into and draw out the innate beauty and creative expression in us all.” - Trini Rodriguez, Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural Co-Founder The 9th Annual Celebrating Words Festival is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, and the California Arts Council, a state agency, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and through generous support from Los Angeles Councilmember Felipe Fuentes, Los Angeles Councilmember Nury Martinez, and Galpin Honda. Visit our Facebook Event for more information: http://bit.ly/CWFfbevent Want to volunteer? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/CWFvolunteerform
Artivist Entertainment Presents Our First CharLA: An evening of art, music & dialogue in community featuring artivists Ofelia Esparza, Martha Gonzalez, Maya Jupiter and Ana Tijoux from Chile. Moderated by Xochi Flores. $5 suggested donation at the door. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. Bilingual Spanish/English Event (translation provided) A Community/Alcohol-Free/Family Friendly Event ******************** About the Artivists... MAYA JUPITER - MC/Songwriter TV/Radio Presenter A Chicana artivista born in Mexico to parents of Mexican and Turkish descent, Maya and her family immigrated to Australia when she was one. She released her first album "Today" in 2003 on Mother Tongues, the first ever label dedicated solely to women in hip-hop. Maya works with at-risk youth, refugees and immigrant populations by utilizing her passion for hip-hop and facilitating workshops on song writing, storytelling and broadcast journalism. Today, Maya Jupiter remains an independent artist and is working on her upcoming album to be released by Artivist Entertainment. MARTHA GONZALEZ - PhD, Singer/Songwriter Martha is a Chicana artivista, feminist music theorist and academic who was born and raised in East Los Angeles. A PhD in the Gender Women Sexuality Studies (GWSS), Martha's dissertation was on Chican@ Artivista resistances in East Los Angeles entitled, “Chican@ Artivistas: East Los Angeles Trenches Transborder Tactics.” Martha has been the singer and percussionist for East L.A’s Quetzal for the last 19 years. Quetzal has made considerable impact in the Los Angeles Chicano music scene. Their fifth album on the Smithsonian Folkways label titled “Imaginaries” won the 2013 GRAMMY in the "Latin Pop, Rock, or Urban Album" Category. Martha currently teaches in the Intercollegiate Chican@ Latin@ Studies Department at SCRIPPS/ Claremont Colleges. OFELIA ESPARZA – Print Maker/Master Altar Builder Ofelia is an artist and educator who was born March 12, 1932 in East Los Angeles where she still resides. A retired teacher from Los Angeles Unified School District. She recounts that art and her cultural heritage have long been a driving force in her lifestyle, in her teaching and in all her art. She is widely known for her 30 years of Day of the Dead altar installations at Self Help Graphics & Art. In addition, she has also created a large body of work in printmaking there. Her prints and painting are in several private and institutional collections. Ofelia's work has been exhibited throughout Southern California and has been shown at several prominent national and international museums and galleries. ANA TIJOUX – Cantante/Autora/Letrista/Mamá entre otras cosas... Inicie mi trabajo musical cerca del año 1997 junto a la agrupación Makiza, grupo con los cuales realizamos tres álbumes. Fue el año 2007 que empecé mi trabajo solista-( que no es tan solista puesto que trabajo con mas personas) publicando hasta el momento cuatro producciones: la última siendo “Vengo.” Nuestro proyecto - y cuando digo nuestro es por la misma razón que no es solista sino que un trabajo en conjunto - busca poder tocar en todo tipo de escenarios y tener esa maravillosa experiencia compartir con todos ustedes la magia del cantar y rimar. Part of MUJERES DE MAIZ 17: FULL 2014 SEASON EVENT CALENDAR - Mujeres de Maiz
SAVE THE DATE for THE 17th Annual Intercultural, Interdisciplinary, Intergenerational Artivist concert and show featuring womyn, womyn of color and Q/T of Color performers honoring International Womyn's Day and Womyn's Herstory Month…since 1997. Sunday, March 9th (6-9pm) at THE VEX: 5240 Alhambra Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90032 $10 donation *Keep in mind the time change the night before! Performance ofrendas of music, spoken word, y mas!! Mujer Mercadito selling artesania, jewelry, books, art and much more. Mujeres de Maiz t-shirts, past and NEW Zines will also be available! *Food will also be sold w/ Vegetarian options. Check back here and on www.mujeresdemaiz.com for more updates and information and please invite friends and help us pass la palabra sagrada! ♥ __________ Mujeres De Maiz is a collective of spiritual artivists who came together 17 years ago inspired by the Zapatista Womyn (and the Chican@/Chipanec@ encuentro we helped organize) and our Queer Womyn Of Color veteran@ artivists to create a safe space and an empowering wombynt in Los Angeles. The result was her-storical and groundbreaking --transforming lives and inspiring circles across the nation. Todos somos Mujeres de Maiz! Other programming for 2014 to include: -public art events -school assemblies -poetry event -film event -art exhibit -workshops and dialogues -ceremonies -exercise -gardening For more information and/or to send requests, questions, media inquiries, etc. please email email@example.com
The Los Angeles chapter of AF3IRM presents its annual International Women's Day Celebration, featuring live performances, music, art, dance, vendors, and food! This year's event "Bridging Stories Across Our Backs" celebrates our 25 years of history and the lives and stories of the women who build, sustain, and push our movements forward. Performances: Maya Jupiter West African Orisa Dance DJ L-Boogie Vendors: Nena SoulFly IMIX Bookstore MORE TBA! Delicious plates from The Park's Finest will also be available for purchase - part of the proceeds will benefit AF3IRM.
An evening for Dignified Work: Fundraiser for the Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health (SoCalCOSH)
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