Maya Jupiter

Rank #62 US Los Angeles, CA Hip Hop / Chicano Rap / World


Sounds Like: Blue King Brown, Orishas, Quetzal, Ozomatli, Immortal Technique

Label: Independent

Manager: Maya Jupiter

Bio: Born in Mexico to Mexican and Turkish parents, Maya and her family immigrated to Australia when she was one. She released her first album Today in 2003 on Mother Tongues, the first label dedicated solely to women in hip-hop. She later performed with Latin Jazz band Son Veneno, formed a group call... See Full Bio

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  • Thu

    Mar 20

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 6:30pm
    Floricanto Center for the P...
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Thu Mar 20 6:30pm


    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

  • Sun

    Mar 9

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 6:00pm

    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Sun Mar 09 6:00pm


    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 mujrmyz@yahoo.com

  • Fri

    Mar 7

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 7:00pm
    The Park's Finest
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Fri Mar 07 7:00pm


    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.

  • 2013

    Apr 19

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 8:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:00pm


    An evening for Dignified Work: Fundraiser for the Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health (SoCalCOSH)

  • 2013

    Apr 6

    coachella, CA, US | 1:00pm

    coachella, CA, US
    Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:00pm
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  • Zack Normandin (Artist) Zack Normandin
    Amazing stuff Jupiter! I'd definitely love to work with you in the very near future!
  • Madbrikz (Artist) Madbrikz
    you sound great, I just made my first R&B song called " Never Change " and I was wondering if you would be down for a colab on it with me ? The second verse is open. You c...
  • Skarred Kage (Artist) Skarred Kage
    Excellent work! Alex Skarred Kage
  • O The Architect (Artist) O The Architect
    Hello Maya, Thank you for doing what you do. I love your Madre del Amor song. Maybe we can so some collaborating in the future on a cultural album? Again great work! -O T...
  • Eldon Cloud (Artist) Eldon Cloud
    hey Maya Jupiter, nice music, i liked your FB page. (from Eldon Grazer) Please return the love and like my facebook page @ http://facebook.com/officialeldoncloud . thank you!
  • Poppa/Street Lyfe (Artist) Poppa/Street Lyfe
    Yung Poppa here,jus want to say you Hott!!
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