Ant Loc is Nəxʷsƛ̕áy̕əm̕ and a member of the controversial and influential Indigenous hip hop/rap group Savage Family Seowa. He is from the illegally occupied territory now known as washington. His music is rooted in and influenced by the many lives that he has been touched by. His voice represents that of the oppressed, the have nots, the poor and unfortunate and the unmentionables of society. His gritty lyrical ability was forged in the streets and found further strength in the spiritual/cultural foundations of his ancestors.. He spits in an intelligent and precise manner that is rivaled by few. Ant Loc is mostly unheard of as of yet outside of Indigenous/Native communities but is now prepared to share the music that fulfills the prophecies of his people that will make the cities crumble.
Straight outta the desert borough, Arizona’s premier Hip Hop duo Shining Soul, show that the element of rap still is a conduit for revolutionary change. Fronted by MCs Liaizon of Central Phoenix/Tohono O’odham Nation and Bronze Candidate of South Phoenix, Shining Soul bring to light the social injustices that attack their daily lives, such as the criminalization and militarization of indigenous and immigrant communities, while sharing and maintaining the essence of hip hop culture. Shining Soul’s emphasis on skills, style, and substance, has made them a potent force in the Arizona Hip-Hop community, which is fully exhibited in their explosive live shows. Shining Soul’s latest full-length release “SONIC SMASH” exemplifies their skills, diversity, subject matter, and overall commitment in carrying on the transformative art of Hip Hop through the element of rap. So stay tuned, keep your ears low to the ground, and check for SHINING SOUL in a big city, small town, native reservation, and protest near you…WE GOT THIS.
Alas makes music that braids her lived experience as an undocumented mujer subsisting on stolen land with the theories of rebellious decolonization. Her words pump from the raw heart of a living revolutionary to heal with her double hearted mujeres en la lucha while pushing resistance movements to sustain an effective level of militancy. She struggles for a better world on and off the mic – she co-hosts a mobile free zine library, organizes against police brutality, and treads the forest to protect endangered species. Liberation is her life’s goal, brutal truth is her musics vow.
Info on Alas:
Modesto’s local opener (also from Santa Cruz) is Tre-Lif!
Info on Tre Lif:
PUT THE GAME ON SMASH, SMASH THE STATE
These artists are revolutionary artists, that use art to continue to build movement and solidarity across all sectors. To educate and inform, to fight oppression and stand up for our rights, to inspire and fight back. To remember the importance of our planet and water. It is up to us to create a vision for our future.
We are looking for communities and organizations willing to sponsor this tour. To collaborate with you and your communities to take the opportunity to work together while there are amazing artists touring the West Coast. We are currently looking for funds to help cover the travel costs and overall logistical tour costs, plus an honorarium to the artists.
If you are interested in organizing an event in your community contact us.
Tentative Dates from Late April to May.
To organize a stop in your city contact:
Native Youth Movement, Secwepemc Nation Youth Network, Forest Action Network, Cop Watch Los Angeles and others
Tentative Tour Date Schedule:
Friday May 2 Neskonlith, Secwepemc Territory
Sat May 3 Kamloops, Secwepemc Territory
Sun May 4 Cheam, Stolo Territory
Mon May 5 Chuchua, Secwepemc Territory
Tues May 6 Bonapate, Secwemc Territory
Wed May 7 Lilloet, St’at’imc Territory
Thurs May 8 Victoria, unceded Lekwungen & Wsanec Territories
Fri May 9 Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories
Sat May 10 Seattle,
Sun May 11 Indigenous Community in the North West
Mon May 12 Nisqually, Sqwali ? absh
Tues May 13 Arcata Hupa Territory
Wed May 14 Santa Barbara Chumash Territory
Thurs May 15 Modesto, Miwok Territory
Fri May 16 Oakland, Ohlone Territory
Sat May 17 Los Angeles, Tongva Territory
Sun May 18 Santa Ana, Tongva Territory
Mon May 19 Arizona
Tues May 20 Arizona