Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore Presents:
10th Annual Celebrating Words Festival
Saturday June 6, 2015
1pm to 7pm at Pacoima City Hall ( FREE)
Bringing Together Writers, Poets, Artists & Musicians in the Valley/Pacoima is our specialty.
La Chamba (Cumbia), Las Bandidas (Banda), Bad Bruno (Ska-Punk), Fozzy's Hero (Skate Punk)
Zipaktli (Hip Hop, Women), Mark Torres DJ Set ( KPFK 90.7 Travel Tips For Aztlan) , The Little Jaraneros (Son Jarocho) &Folklorico
Vesper Public Relations. Los Angeles, CA. May 2015. The historic Tia Chuchas’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore, the San Fernando Valley’s leading center for literacy, cultural and artistic expression presents its 10th Annual ‘Celebrating Words Festival’: Written, Performed and Sung on Saturday June 6, 2015 from 1pm to 7pm at Pacoima City Hall located at 13520 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331. It’s free for the entire family. (Free Street Parking & Pacoima Library across the street).
This year’s theme ‘Uniting the communities in the Valley/ Pacoima is Our Home':
“Literacy and the arts bring communities together to discuss creative and innovative ways of enhancing our quality of life,” said Councilman Felipe Fuentes of Council District Seven, whose office is supporting the festival. “Investing in the arts and literacy is an investment in the community and I am grateful for the work of Tia Chucha’s for their continued support for this annual family event.”
Kicking off the festivities will be Tia Chucha’s resident ‘mexihca’ dance group, ‘DanzaTemachitiaQuetzacoatl, followed by a lineup of musical performances such as: La Chamba (Cumbia), Las Bandidas (Banda), Bad Bruno (Ska), Fozzy's Hero (Punk Rock), Zipaktli (Hip Hop, Women), Mark Torres DJ Set (KPFK 90.7 Travel Tips For Aztlan), The Little Jaraneros (Son Jarocho), The Chuchas and DanzaTemachtia Quetzalcoatl.
Among the notable poets featured at this year’s event are the American Book Award-winning ‘Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez,’ plus authors Chiwan Choi and Reyna Grande.
Other festival attractions include, Mercado Pochtecayotl, offering hand-crafted items, food trucks, refreshments, and informational booths presented by various community resources.
“The arts and literacy, with their blend of creativity and consciousness, are catalysts for enhancing and transforming the quality of life of our communities. We invite everyone to enjoy a festive day designed to tap into and draw out the innate beauty and creative expression in us all,” comments Tia Chucha’s co-founder, Trini Rodriguez.
The 10th Annual Celebrating Words Festival is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, and the California Arts Council, a state agency, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and through generous support from Los Angeles Council member Felipe Fuentes, Los Angeles Council member Nury Martinez and Galpin Honda.
Special presentations by Poets: Karineh Mahdessian, from ITWOW, Alex Hohman, from ITWOW, Rob Morrow, Iman Turner, Jason Oswaldo Morales and M-Tease.
Also present are the following Valley Community Organizations: Youth Speak Collective, Puente (Volunteers), El Nido, El Hormiguero, Bikesan@s, HOODSisters, ALS, DCA/Big Read, Voces Indigenas, MEND, LADWP.
About Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore:
A unique bookstore, art and cultural space that began in 2001, Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore continues to make the arts, dance, music, writing, theatre, indigenous cosmology and literacy the centerpiece on an ongoing economic/cultural revival for the largely neglected Northeast Valley communities.
A 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, Tia Chucha’s artistic and educational resources are a much –needed creative stimulus in the midst of these challenging times.
SPECIAL GUESTS TO PERFORM:
LA CHAMBA: (Cumbia)
Via the community of Los Angeles, the band comes to share their Amazonian Cumbia groove along with the psychedelic feel instantly inspired them to create their own unique blend of the sound.
Visit La Chamba @: http://lachamba.bandcamp.com/
YouTube Channel Link.
BANDA LAS BANDIDAS:(Banda)
Female group of talented musicians comes to celebrate with the festivity& dance that only a ‘banda’ can offer.
Visit Banda Las Bandidas @:https://www.facebook.com/banda.lasbandidas?fref=ts
Video ‘La Basurita’:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hovHhnmiLR4
THE LITTLE JARANEROS: (Son Jarocho)
Presenting the rhythms of Son Jarocho by the creative project from the San Fernando Valley, ‘The Little Jaraneros’ a very talented community collective and family: Tia Chucha’s Son Jarocho:
About 10 years ago, Cesar Castro says, “young Mexican-Americans got into son jarocho as a way to connect to their Mexican heritage.”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taqKTC_7lVg
BAD BRUNO: ( SKA-Punk)
Los Angeles based trio band, comes to share and redefine the Punk Rock scene with their very innovative way to perform.
Contact Bad Bruno @:http://www.reverbnation.com/badbruno
Musical Video “Pride” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgPCxu_whfo
FOZZY’S HERO: (Skate-Punk)
Direct from the San Fernando Valley, the band comes to share their Skate Punk, Melodic Punk rock:
Visit Fozzy’s Hero @: http://www.reverbnation.com/fozzyshero818
Liveflashrock music video web cast:
ZIPAKTLI: ( Woman- Hip Hop)
Female artisan, Hip Hop lyricist and poet comes to share and celebrate from Los Angeles.
Visit Zipaktli @:https://plus.google.com/115546752951760442282/photos
Contributes to: ticicalli.blogspot.com
For more information on the 2015- Celebrating Words Festival, please visit www.tiachucha.org