Venus Rising Collective is an all female art collective with a foundation in the four elements of hip hop, also including other realms of art and various vendors. The kickoff event will feature the creative talents of : Open Mic and Cypher Session Ft. Sister Cypher, Olivia Ruff & Mamas Soup, Richelle Scales Project, Agatron Productions, Coco Peila and DJ Lady Ryan.
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Recently the Qilombo and the People of Afrika Town won a small victory in the fight against gentrification in keeping the Afrika Town Community Garden. It is imperative that while we are battling the ruthless clutches of kkkapitalism that we expand on the idea of Black Urban Farming and build networks of people dedicated to building an alternative infrastructure for our survival. Farming is a critical part of Black Resistance to kkkapitalism and white supremacy because without an ability feed ourselves we are essentially still dependent on the kkkapitalist infrastructure to survive. With this event we hope to raise awareness not only around Afrika Town Community Garden but around the issues of Food Sovereignty and Environmental Justice in the Afrikan Community. This is a small event to help build a bigger goal of Decolonization and how it relates to the issues of Farming and Freeing The Land!!! We will have Black Urban Farmers in the Bay Area discussing the importance and some history around the Black Farmers struggle and why it is important for us to be able to feed ourselves. Come celebrate spring, support black self determination, plan for a sustainable future, and support and enjoy the arts..Support Afrika Town Community Garden and black power Music Gardening Food Community Radical intergalactic intercommunalness WE WILL HAVE A DISCUSSION/STRATEGY SESSION AT 4PM AROUND BLACK FOOD SECURITY IN THE SPIRIT OF BLACK AND BROWN SOLIDARITY WE ALSO ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO COME TO THE "ZAPATISTA STUDY SESSIONS" FROM 6-730PM RIGHT BEFORE THE PRESENTATION STARTS AND EVERY MONDAY. THEY WILL BE DISCUSSING STRATEGY REGARDING LAND AND FARMING AS WELL. THIS EVENT IS FREE(DOM) BUT DONATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. ALL DONATIONS GO TOWARDS QILOMBO AND AFRIKA TOWN COMMUNITY GARDEN. PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION FOR "BLACK TO THE LAND" STARTS AT 8PM MUZIK PERFORMANCES STARTS AT 9PM Featuring local love straight out the east bay.. TUNES SPUN BY Selecta Riddm the ☥Funkanauts☥ NeferAtum Shami Malikah Bey Armen Juhl Fall Mountain Music Collective Audiomatic Tha Fyah Starter Richelle Scales Amani Johnson Jah Tidal Wave much more THIS EVENT IS FREE(DOM)! BUT DONATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED. ALL DONATIONS GO TOWARDS AFRIKA TOWN AND QILOMBO
Join us on January 18th from 7pm-11pm for food, conscious hiphop artists and performers!!! Recently our brother Shango was assaulted, stabbed and robbed while standing outside of his place of work. Shango defended himself from this unprovoked violent attack. The police arrived and immediately arrested Shango, the victim in the situation, without a thorough investigation into the circumstances. Brother Shango is home now and doing okay, but we now need to help our brother who has always helped us, the community..... Shango is an honest, hardworking father. He supports and cares for his child and family and is working on completing his education. As a result of this false arrest he lost his job and is now facing felony charges. We cannot let the justice system target this innocent young man and send him to prison. We cannot allow the justice system to label another innocent black male as a convicted felon. This justice system arrests, prosecutes, convicts, and incarcerates black males at disproportionately high rates. Shango is our latest victim of this poorly designed system of justice. WE MUST STAND WITH OUR BROTHER AGAINST THESE FALSE RACIST CHARGES! We are raising funds to assist our brother with his legal expenses, as well as assisting him with funds to support his son since he lost his source of income. Our goal is to raise $5.000. As a community, we need to support each other in times of need. Comrade Shango has always been there for us. Now it is our turn to be there for him. We ask that you please donate generously, and pass this along to others who share the same mission. Taking Care of Each Other Standing Against Injustice Resisting the Efforts to Incarcerate Our People To Change the UN-just System Please note, Our Fund-Raising site will be up soon and posted here. In the meantime, join us on January 18th from 7pm-11pm for food, conscious hiphop artists and performers. Host/MC: Opium Sabbah- Opium Sabbah brings a rich and diverse musical legacy to his music. Son of the legendary Cheb i Sabbah, Opium Sabbah was raised listening to the spiritually rich and exotic music of India and North Africa which would later influence his musical career Artists include Shukhwat Ali Khan, Cheb Khaled, Hassan Hakmoun, and many others. However, growing up in San Francisco would introduce Opium Sabbah to Hip-Hop culture and Rap Music LINE UP OF PERFORMERS (so far, more to come!) Richelle Scales m.reverbnation.com/artist/richellescales https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Richelle-Scales-Project/119937114726909 https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10202812586812249&set=vb.1128325869&type=2&theater Mama Ayanna Mashama Opium Sabbah http://opium.bandcamp.com/track/t-m-i-s-feat-koo-c http://www.reverbnation.com/opiumsabbah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KakNpEHOj_w http://bit.ly/ZVGq4n Eseibeo the Automatic https://www.facebook.com/eseibio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKu-laBsMEY Dominico Bangaluchi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dEKL-fMEfM https://www.facebook.com/video.php? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V71mlNGzTH0&channel=SweetSunnah72 Po Poets Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEX6wcD1kQI&channel=retoor2 PaRadise ThePoet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEVEaeJmATw Aunti Frances (Frances Moore) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p17NJkTk8lI&channel=SweetSunnah72 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxG5bHKqpfo Big Saad http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/-4?page_object=artist_448889 Karkeynis https://soundcloud.com/karkeynis Admission: $5-$10 sliding scale fee, No one turned away; All Ages Welcomed. Thank you in advance for your support. We can only defeat this racist system with the ideology that when one of us is victimized, we all are, when one of us is in need, we all are, when one of us is attacked-WE ALL ARE! It takes a unified community to stand up against these injustices and to stand for each other. APTTP!
We have a great line up of performers and bands who have dedicated their time and energy to make this a phenomenal event. Please join us in solidarity for an evening of conscious music. Learn about the Antione Thomas case as well as our Political Prisoners/POW's. Share your experiences, and support efforts to bring our families home. Please see the Antione Thomas funding project to learn more and donate if you can: http://gogetfunding.com/project/free-antione Host/MC: Opium Sabbah- Opium Sabbah brings a rich and diverse musical legacy to his music. Son of the legendary Cheb i Sabbah, Opium Sabbah was raised listening to the spiritually rich and exotic music of India and North Africa which would later influence his musical career Artists include Shukhwat Ali Khan, Cheb Khaled, Hassan Hakmoun, and many others. However, growing up in San Francisco would introduce Opium Sabbah to Hip-Hop culture and Rap Music Videographer: Mr. Earl Black. Speakers: Sharena Diamond Thomas & Lesley Tiyesha Phillips-On the Antoine Thomas case & the current PP/POW situation
Bio: Richelle Scales, is a classically trained pianist with a love and passion for all styles of music. Since the age of 5, Richelle has developed an intricate relationship with the 88s, and as the instrument of choice, uses the piano to express her love for hip hop, rock n roll, blues, and just down ...See Full Bio