INDIGENOUS CREATIVES MUSIC FESTIVAL with AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITY HOUSE present’s 1st Indigenous Creative’s Festival:
LIVES PERFORMANCES FROM:
1) Palomx —
Fluid Femme Xicanx, Born and raised on Tonva territory, now known as Los Angeles. Gender fluid femme of Oaxacan/ Mixtec descent raising vibrations, and transmuting frequently. Sounds curated are heavily influenced by indigenous resistance and community.
2) Dio Ganhdi —
Dio Ganhdih (Akwesasne-Mohawk, Cherokee, Armenian) was born on the Onondaga Nation territory into the Haudenosuanee Confederacy. Her introduction to music was through traditional ceremony and giving thanks. From early, Dio was surrounded by the celebration of Haudenosaunee culture, laying tempo and lending rhythm to the cultivation of her musical career. By the age of twelve, Dio picked up the trumpet and was using poetry as an expressive means. By 2007, Dio took their attention for music and love for hip-hop and began rapping and composing songs. When moving to Brooklyn in 2009, Dio found mentors and producers in the hip-hop community who were rooted in the culture of resistance and radical beginnings of hip hop. Rap and lyricism have become a medium for Dio to create larger conversations within indigenous communities about sexuality, gender identity, re-indigenizing and exploring an urban native lifestyle while preserving traditional indigenous culture.
Today, Dio Ganhdih is a queer, non binary multi-media artist, activist and educator in the Bay Area. Dio has performed at Yale University, Oceti Sakowin Standing Rock, SolCollective in Sacramento, Club Gretchen in Berlin, Asinabka Film & Media Festival in Ottawa, House of Vans in Brooklyn, the SoundCloud Summer Party in Berlin, The Chapel in San Francisco, The Art House in New Orleans, and countless dj booths, stoops, bodegas, rooftops and park benches.
3) Exquisite Ghost —
Exquisite Ghost, Jordan Thomas is an electronic-hip-hop producer/composer from Peguis First Nation in Winnipeg Manitoba. Inspired by Flying Lotus and jazz fusion guitarist John Mclaughlin as well as lo-fi grimey hip-hop represents an interesting avenue of the ongoing musical fusions today. Exqusite Ghost released his first album Shrines in 2013 on vinyl, has done soundtracks for an online game We Sing For Healing and more recently the CBC Doc I hold The Dehcho In My Heart / Sedze Tah Dehcho E’To, as well as released a single named The Heart in 2017 and currently working on an album for RPM Records.
4) Junta —
5) Necia —
somos NECIA. making noise and fucking shit up.
Started off as a derogatory term for a young femme who doesn’t listen. we reclaimed it.
We dont want to obey a hetero, patriarchal, capitalist world.
We dont fit into it.
anyone can be NECIA. issa mood.
We are creating and healing thru music, culture and community.
and we represent nuestra gente across la tierra from all walks of life.
NECIAs honor the sisterhood, and worship the divine feminine.
NECIA is a way of life. so get with it. get with us. we’re here to stay. Have you been NECIA today?
6) Azomali —
△ZOMALI, from the Chibcha / Muisca Nation in Colombia. I’ve performed in California at Mexika New year. I’m a 24 year old mixing native cultures with trap and bring my people into the future as a living breathing example.
7) DJ Brujo Boogie
Sponsored by The New York Women’s Foundation