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MamacoAtl & Diana Gameros in Concert Celebrating International Women's Month
Date Friday March 11
Time 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorLa Peña Cultural Center
EmailArtAndActivism(at)lapena.org
Two of the most recognized Bay Area Mexican voices MamaCoAtl and Diana Gameros team up to present an evening of original and traditional songs and poetry celebrating International Women's Day and supporting the No+Bloodshed campaign against violence in Mexico.

La Peña Cultural Center presents
Celebrating International Women's Day
Women Voices Rising to Reclaim the Earth
MamacoAtl & Diana Gameros in concert
Friday March 11, 2011. $15 gen. 8:30pm
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
http://www.lapena.org/event/1708

Two of the most recognized Bay Area Mexican voices MamaCoAtl and Diana Gameros team up to present an evening of original and traditional songs and poetry celebrating International Women's Day and supporting the No+Bloodshed campaign against violence in Mexico.

This is an exceptional opportunity to see and hear two sophisticated styles and unyielding voices united in their passion for the song, the poem, social justice and solidarity with the people whose skin is the color of the Earth.

In light of the immigration debate and the tremendous violence shaking Mexico, these songstresses have come together to support the No+Bloodshed campaign initiated by political cartoonist Rius to bring attention to Blackwater operations in Mexican territory (the for-profit private mercenary army that lost its license to operate in Iraq).

MamaCoAtl
Mission District-based poet, songstress, healer, and cultural and spiritual activist. She has curated ceremonies to heal the Amazonic River Mother of God at the Bolivia-Brazil-Peru border, concerts for peace on places desecrated by femicide in Mexico's highways and periodically organizes healing days (called Limpias in Spanish) in public plazas in the United States. Blessed by a San Francisco mayoral proclamation, MamacoAtl began curating the first International Day for the Elimination of Violence toward Women and Girls in San Francisco, and the 16 Days of ARTivism for the Healing of Violence.

"For those who demand comparison, she's somewhere between Lila Downs, Ani DiFranco and Nina Simone, incorporating a fearless, feminine rearticulation of trova (Latin American protest song) and spoken word infused with jazz, funk and traditional Mexican sounds." plume noir LA.
"Mamacoatl is the ultimate performance ARTivist: the creative feminine soul that heals, inspires and links international communities together." KPFA-FM, Berkeley.

Diana Gameros
From Juárez, México, Diana is an Indie, World, Latin & Folk singer/songwriter now living in San Francisco. Diana's music ranges from traditional Mexican styles of playing to Latin pop/bossa nova rhythms. Her striking vocal ability, gentle and expansive sound of the guitar and deepness of her lyrics makes her one of the most versatile performers in the Bay Area.

Diana has performed at many activist and community events as a way to create awareness and to support non-profit organizations of the Bay Area. Some of these organizations include Day Worker Center of Mountain View, ALIADI (Alianza Latinoamericana por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes), Critical Resistance, Community Grows, among others. Music and cultures from around the world have inspired Diana to sing in different languages (Spanish, English, and French).

More Information at:

MamacoAtl
http://www.myspace.com/mamacoatl
Diana Gameros
http://www.myspace.com/dianagameros
La Peña Cultural Center
http://www.lapena.org/event/1708
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