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Oct 12

 

This Saturday, the Life is Living Festival returns for a FREE celebration of Oakland. This is a people-powered, community-coordinated effort to model a more sustainable, compassionate, creative and just world for all. It is reflective of the beauty, struggle and spirit of our communities. Come dream, dance, create and play! Learn more about what to expect:

1. CAL SHAKES THEATER STAGE | FUTURISM: AFROS & BEYOND

Cal Shakes and Youth Speaks are teaming up to curate a theater stage celebrating FUTURISM: AFROS & BEYOND. With a pulsing through-line spun by DJ Slum B & MC’d by Lisa Evans, we’re featuring a mixtape of local artists conjuring liberatory futures through word, music, and movement.

12:00 pm | DJ Slum B & MC Lisa Evans | Theater Stage Opening
12:30 pm | Cal Shakes | black odyssey
12:50 pm | LAVEAU project | Laveau
1:10 pm | RYSE | Lead With Love
1:30 pm | Lower Bottom Playaz | Protection Shields
1:50 pm | TeAda Productions| Master of the Currents
2:10 pm | Dimensions Extensions | See Something, Do Something!
2:30 pm | Afro Urban Society | What Had Happened Was – Bakanal de Afrique
2:50 pm | Claudia Alick | The Revolution Will Be Accessible
3:10 pm | La Mezcla | Pachuquismo
3:30 pm | The Global Street Dance Masquerade| #AFRQM8 Dontuntrah

2. THE CRUCIBLE | ENTER A RAFFLE TO WIN A KIDS BIKE
Be sure to check out The Crucible for a chance to win these dope wheels! In addition, The Crucible will be hosting *free* hands-on activities like copper stamping and leather cuff making AND a kids’ bike raffle. You don’t want to miss this interactive, all ages experience.
3. MARKETPLACE | SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL OAKLAND ENTREPRENEUR
With holiday season around the corner, we got you covered with a Marketplace filled with local vendors selling handcrafted jewelry, artisanal soaps, essential oils, apparel, textiles and much more. Support your local Oakland entrepreneurs, creatives and makers!  

They also have an IndieGoGo campaign to help to pay for the expenses associated with putting on the festival.  Please donate here.

11th Annual Life Is Living Festival
Saturday, October 13th
De Fremery Park | 1651 Adeline Street 
West Oakland
10am-7pm
FREE 

See you there!

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Aug 25

Line up just announced for Hiero Day 2017 (Sept 4th).  Tickets at HieroDay.com

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Sep 16

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Oakland’s First Music Festival to Fight Child Trafficking.  Tomorrow, Sept 17, 2016 from 12-7 pm in downtown Oakland.  Tickets available here.

note: Del will be at this festival and will then be flying to Seattle to perform later in the evening.

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Aug 19

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They have just released the lineup for Hiero Day 2016, and it includes:

A-plus vs Architech
Azure
Blu & Exile
Beat Junkies
Butterscotch
Caleborate
Choosey
Da Boy Dame
Davey D
Dilated Peoples
DJ Fresh
D-Sharp
Elujay
G.L.A.M.
Invisibl Skratch Piklz
J Cutt (of APG)
Just Blaze
Juvenile
Larry June
Legendvry
Lyrics Born
Morevibes
Murs
Mikos Da Gawd
Mind Motion
Mr. Lif
Mr. E
Nef the Pharoah
Paris
Peaches Crew
Rexxlife Raj
Risky Bizness Crew
Rocky Rivera
Sahtyre
Sean G
Siri
Skipper
Sleeprockers
The Grouch
The Whooligan
Too $hort
Tri-State & OH NO!
Trill Team 6
Young L

Hosts:

Bambu
D Nas
Chuy Gomez
Supernatural
Luckyiam

Tickets start at $19.93 and are available here.

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Oct 10

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Life is Living is in full swing in deFremery Park “Little Bobby Hutton Park”
1651 Adeline Street, West Oakland, from now until 8pm tonight.

Events include Karl Watson Skate Day at Town Park

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and The Crucible exhibiting their art bikes and other activities for kids

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Lots of music, dancing, vendors and good food.  There’s still time to head out.  More details are here.

 

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Oct 10

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Life is Living kicks off tonight with a conversation about the role of Hip Hop in fostering social movements.

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There is a full day of events planned for tomorrow featuring a free breakfast from 10am-12pm, a kid’s zone, theNaked Beauty Zone, African Dance classes, Reflections of Healing Mural Project, a marketplace as well as performance from local artists.

This year’s main stage includes featured performances by: Amir Sulaiman, Young Gifted and Black, DJ Rashida; Kev Choice; 1 OAK; Netta B; Jennifer Johns; Antique; Ryan Nicole; Shock G of Digital Underground; Humpty Hump; DJ NuStylez; Peewee.

LIFE IS LIVING 2014
Saturday October 11th
deFremery Park (Little Bobby Hutton Park)
West Oakland, CA
10AM-8PM
youthspeaks.org/lifeisliving

 

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Aug 19

hieroday2014

The line up for this year’s Hiero Day!  A great day of music + community.  We’ll be there in a booth with our folks from TRUE.   For more info, check www.hieroday.com

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Sep 20

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A bunch of our folks are performing at the the Oakland Music Fest tomorrow.  If you’re in the area, hope to see you there!  More info/tickets on their site.

Here’s the set times/stages:

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Sep 10

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Can’t wait to see the finished Souls of Mischief documentary by Shomari Smith which recently had a pre-screening at the New Parkway.  The 20th anniversary of 93 ’til Infinity is celebrated by the group & artists recount the influence of the album.  Check for release updates on their FB page.

Til Infinity from Til Infinity Doc on Vimeo.

 

93Til20Years Teaser ShortVersion update from Til Infinity Doc on Vimeo.

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@tilinfinitydoc @somhiero @hieroimperium

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Aug 22

hieroday2013It’s free, but you need a ticket.  Get one here.

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