Date and Time
Friday, March 9th, 2012 at 8:00pm
Spread the word...Bring your family & friends!!!!! Cafe Cultura presents Rise Up! in honor of... March 10th National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day & March 20th National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Open Mic, free HIV testing, free food, vendors, raffle items, & community! VOLUNTEERS PLEASE ARRIVE AT 5:30pm :-) Note: Make sure to come early to sign up and get a good seat. As always, we welcome anybody who is willing to help in the organization of the event. WHEN: March 9, 2012, 6:30pm to 10:00pm WHERE: Denver Indian Center (4407 Morrison Rd) WHAT: All ages Open Mic Night Come express yourself creatively or just chill with your people $3 donation (nobody turned away)......Everyone is welcome! -March Features: --->April Chavez (Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM...Dine'/Kewa Pueblo): April Kateri Chavez proudly represents the Diné Nation and the Pueblo of Santo Domingo. She has been featured in HBO’s Russell Simmons’ Brave New Voices series, and served as a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. Embassy in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania where she performed poetry, taught writing workshops, and shared her Native culture. Based in Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM, she currently attends Stanford University, with plans of attending law school upon graduation. Links (video & news articles): http://www.hbo.com/russell-simmons-presents-brave-new-voices/cast-and-crew/team-santa-fe/bio/april-chavez.html http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/17/us/17slam.html?scp=1&sq=april+chavez&st=cse ---->Kiawitl Xochitl (Houston, TX...Xicana): Kiawitl Xochitl (“rain-flower") is a Xicana mother of 3, an MC/vocalist, graffiti artist and traditional dancer who has been planting seeds of empowerment, awareness and ancestral consciousness through her unique musical sound using contrasting vocals inspiring feel good energy for the past 15 years. She represents Native Texan roots as a dynamic vocalist bringing her unique Chicana/Native Hip Hop Soul sound. She has been featured in the Source Magazine, BET, Mun2 and in the books Graffiti Women, Chicano Rap, on the covers of La Nueva Raza Newspaper & Houston’s La Vibra Magazine. She is currently featured in Graffiti Verite 11, Don't Believe Da Noize-Voices from the Underground. Often the only female performer on all male line-ups, she has become a positive force in hip-hop covering social issues and calling for change. She focuses on maintaining the Indigenous traditions of Texas and has re-established her family for 3 generations back into the ceremonies. She believes through constant dedication, devotion and love of Creation, self and family first, her music and vision will continually take shape and become a healing component for generations to come. Links (audio & video): http://www.reverbnation.com/kiawitl http://www.facebook.com/rainflowa http://www.myspace.com/kiawitlxochitl/radio
This is a public event and is open to the general public.