|Sent on:||Wednesday, May 29, 2013 9:03 AM|
Im planning on going to this community gathering on Thursday evening in Oakland - jsut $10 if you get your tix in advance.
Earth Amplified will be performing - they performed at our huge Bay Area Raw Holiday Event last December - for those of you who came to that. They will do some super fun conscious hip hop.
There will be a fresh juice bar from SOS juice - the new company my good friend Ashel is building - and lots of other great vendors, food justice organizations and interesting green business people to learn about and connect with.
The event info is below as well as the ticket link.
I Hope to see a few of you there!
http://www.oaklandindieawards.com/ & www.sosjuice.com
300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA
Awards Ceremony :: 5:30 pm - 6:30pm
Party :: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Rooftop Garden & Lakeview Terrace
6:30-6:50 Mama Crow
6:50-7pm DJ Riddm
7:00-7:30 Aisha Fukushima & Raptivism
7:30-8:00 DJ Riddm & VIP Social Eco-Fashion Show!
8:00-8:25 Earth Amplified
In 2010, Seasunz and J. Bless rocked the underground with the seminal “Green Hip Hop” album, Earth Amplified. Now, Earth Amplified is a four-piece band that has heated up stages across the nation with artists ranging from Blackalicious, Dead Prez, Midnite, The Rebirth Brass Band and more. The band plays hard hitting, conscious ‘Roots-Rap-Reggae’, and is here to uplift the people and the planet. Earth Amplified bridges the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and the urban underground. This is eco-culture that bangs.
Aisha Fukushima & RAPtivism
Aisha Fukushima is a singer, public speaker, educator, writer & self-proclaimed ‘RAPtivist’ (rap activist). As leader of the ‘RAPtivism’ (rap activism) project, Aisha raises social awareness through connections between global hip hop & social justice. Since 2007 she has engaged in hip hop communities from France to Morocco, England, South Africa, Senegal, India, Denmark & beyond.
This New York born and San Francisco based singer/songwriter is a rare bird indeed. A self-taught musician and talented vocalist, Carmen Marie Gutierrez, aka MAMA CROW, has toured around the country playing all original acoustic, neo-soul, jazz, blues, rock and hip-hop. Joined by her band featuring Louie "Masta" Lock on beatbox and TreeStar on cajon/djembe/flute. She has played with and opened for many amazing musicians such as Michael Franti + Spearhead, LYNX, Chris Berry Trio w/ Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident, Sons of The Addicted, Sorne, Glen Washington, Lila Rose, Tina Malia, SambaDa, SaraTone, Warner Bros emerging artist: Helena, Jah Levi, Luminaries, Goddess Alchemy Project and more. She plays funky rhythms on guitar/ukulele/mandolin, piano and drums. Her insidious phrasing, reflective lyrical content and booming soulful voice surprises audiences everywhere. She is currently on tour for 2013.
FOOD JUSTICE & HEALTH ORGS/VENDORS:
Sip to Live: http://www.siptolive.com/
Phat Beets: http://www.phatbeetsproduce.org/
Higher Purpose Healing: http://www.higherpurposehealing.com/
Francisco's Fermented elixers
Planting Justice: http://www.plantingjustice.org/
City Slickers: http://www.cityslickerfarms.org/