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Save the Peaks benefit show!
Date Sunday April 16
Time 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
3543 18th St, San Francisco
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorMorning Star Gali
ECHOES NEWS RELEASE



Indigenous Cultural Survival – Save the Peaks benefit show with Blackfire, One Struggle, Aztlan Underground, and Antithesis to be held at the Women's Building in San Francisco on Sunday, April 16 at 6:00 PM.



For Immediate Release April 5, 2006 Contact Kelvin Long 928.380.6182

Morning Star Gali 510.862.1941



SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Members of ECHOES Save the Peaks Coalition Bay Area Coalition to Protect Sacred Sites New College of California and International Indian Treaty Council are collaborating to bring you Save the Peaks benefit show, Sunday April 16 at 6:00 P.M at the Women's Building in San Francisco, 3543 18th St, San Francisco.



The Arizona Snowbowl ski resort, located on the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona, is attempting to expand its development by clear-cutting 74 acres of wilderness; making artificial snow from contaminated waste water and more.



Over thirteen Native American Nations hold The Peaks sacred, and they are home to threatened species. On January 11, 2006, the U.S. District Court ruled against the tribes and environmental groups to stop the U.S. Forest Service and Arizona Snowbowl.



An appeal has been filed and the case will be heard at the 9th circuit level in San Francisco. The specific intent of the Save the Peaks benefit show is to raise travel funds for elders and traditional community members that otherwise would not have the means to travel to San Francisco during the critical time of the court hearing. Carly Long of the Flagstaff Activist network says "There is still an opportunity for justice to be served at the 9th Circuit level in San Francisco, CA and we will appeal the District Court's ruling in this case".



Please support the effort in preserving Indigenous cultural survival by attending Save the Peaks benefit show with the following special performances by:



ANTITHESIS



Antithesis is a movement composed of an all Indigenous Revolutionary Guerilla Warrior Crew of MCs, Djs, Vocalists, B-Boys/Gyrlz, Producers, Multi-Media Artists, Poets, Students, Activists & Public Speakers. The Hip Hop music side of our Movement was formed in the year 2000. It has been passed into the hands of Hip Hop Luminaries and Revolutionary leaders like Pam the Funkstress and Boots (The Coup), Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Fred Hampton Jr., and Davey D. Lockhart.



AZTLAN UNDERGROUND



Aztlan Underground hail from the streets of Los Angeles. Since the early 90's, they have been rockin the microphone with a unique urban sound of funk and fury. Blending the power of Rock with the soul of Hip Hop, and the roots of indigenous traditional music, sets Aztlan Underground apart from the rest. Aztlan's uniqueness lies in it use of
Indigenous instruments in its repertoire. Indigenous drums, flutes, and rattles are commonplace in AUG's musical compositions. This unique sound is the backdrop to the bands' message of dignity for Indigenous people, all of humanity, and Mother Earth. Their shows are intense and captivating. Check out Aztlan Underground and be touched by their spirit and magic. From creatively sampled music to a live presentation, From earthy spoken word pieces to Punk to Hip Hop to Rock to Funk to Jazz to Indigenous to the millennium....



ONE STRUGGLE BAND

Formed in April of 2005, One Struggle has performed for crowds all over the Bay Area. This eight piece band infuses reggae, soul and South American rhythms with a blend of conscious vocals, spoken word, traditional Native songs and hip-hop. One Struggle made their world debut in San Francisco at the American Indian Contemporary Arts Festival at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in June of 2005. One Struggle will continue to serve the community with positive vibrations that fill the spirit with love and purpose and strives to not only make you pump your fist but also shake your booty.


BLACKFIRE

BLACKFIRE is a Native American (Diné) traditionally influenced, high-energy, politically driven group comprised of two brothers and their sister. Born into the heart of a political land dispute area on Black Mesa in the Navajo Nation, this Family's powerful music reflects the Hopes, Freedoms, and Barriers of today's world.

BLACKFIRE's style comprises traditional Native American, Punk-Rock and Alter-Native with strong sociopolitical messages about government oppression, relocation of indigenous people, eco-cide, genocide, domestic violence and human rights.





We need your support to stop the destruction of our cultural and natural heritage!



"If you desecrate and destroy the Peaks, you're doing away with a way of life; when is that going to be understood? That's killing Native American nations. That's killing us."

– Joe Shirley Jr. Navajo Nation President.



Doors open at 6:00 PM.

Ticket Prices are $12-$15 sliding scale

student discount w/ ID.



For more information please contact:

http://www.savethepeaks.org
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