Youth-Led Benefit Concert for Standing Rock (All Ages)
Featuring performances by US [+], Alexis Cannard, Baqi Coles and many more! With guest Native American elder speaking with updates upon a recent return from Standing Rock, Portland youth rally to raise resources and finances for a team of Portlanders to assist at Standing Rock.
PDX HIP-HOP ARTISTS & YOUTH COME TOGETHER TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE STANDING ROCK WATER PROTECTORS
Portland, OR, December 8th, 2016: A group of local hip-hop artists are bringing together "PDX HIP-HOP 4 STANDING ROCK," two nights of benefit concerts and a compilation CD to honor the water protectors with their gift of music. The goal is to raise funds and gather supplies for the water protectors who are currently camped in the Standing Rock reservation, North Dakota. A few days after the show, 3 of the main-organizers, Talilo Marfil, Freddy Flowpez and Quincy Davis, will head out to Standing rock to deliver the supplies and the compilation CD, as part of the Standing Rock International Caravan led by Chief Buzz Nelson of the Lakota Pine Ridge and Northern Cheyenne.
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After a recent phone conversation with a lead organizer who was on the road trip from Standing Rock, the group confirmed that in fact many of the water protectors will remain throughout the winter and they are in need of support more now than ever. The priorities for supplies have changed and they do not need more clothes or tents. They are in need of: large propane bottles (ideally 25 gallon), propane heaters, meat (protein), wood, canned food and large pots for cooking. If you can donate any of these supplies, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The main concert will include speaker John Sanchez, member of the American Indian Move- ment and coordinator of the Standing Rock International Caravan. He recently returned from Standing Rock and will share updated information about how people can support and get in- volved. This event will be December 14th at The Raven (21 and up): 3100 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR, and will feature performances by Mic Crenshaw, Mighty, Bad Habitat, Burial Ground Society and many more. (FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405764326100626/)
The youth-led concert will be December 11th at Gilhooligan's (all ages): 10810 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR, will also include a Native American elder with direct information from Standing Rock and will feature performances by Alexis Cannard, Baqi Coles, US [+] and many more. (FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/310523332680738/)
These concerts were organized by a small group of passionate hip-hop artists / educators and community activists, representing Cypher CURE, a non-profit formed earlier this year. The "cypher" or circle represents community youth can develop their skills, receive support and mentor- ship for personal growth and engage in experiences in nature. Their mission is to carry on the tradition of hip-hop as a positive and empowering art-form and offer a space for community support and healing. Official website: http://cyphercure.org/
Donations to support the Standing Rock International Caravan can be sent here:
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