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BLACKFIRE & Aztlan Underground
Date Thursday May 05
Time 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location Details
EastSide Arts Alliance
2277 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/Authord
The late godfather of punk Joey Ramone declared them “Fireball Punk-Rock.” BLACKFIRE is internationally acclaimed and has a strong grassroots following around the world... BLACKFIRE is comprised of two brothers and their sister Jeneda, Clayson and Klee Benally. 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 sometimes combines performances with their Native American dance troupe, The Jones Benally Family.

BLACKFIRE’s style encompasses traditional Native American, Punk-Rock and “Alter-Native” music and bears strong socio-political messages regarding government oppression, relocation of indigenous people, eco-cide, genocide, domestic violence and human rights.

Also, this family has been in litigations concerning a Sacred Site in AZ - The San Francisco Peaks. So supporting their show essentially supports them in their struggle to save The Peaks!
http://www.facebook.com/l/735c4LPeC9aFy4oex3jc8BGvesw/www.blackfire.net/

Aztlan Underground navigates time and space between the contemporary and the ancient to create music that reveals the unrestrained voices of indigenous peoples of the world. Through their own personal journey of enlightenment, they uncover the raw, painful, solitude of oppressed people transforming it with unbridled energy and emotion into their hard-hitting musical style.http://www.facebook.com/l/735c4pHTpY5SvHvmSLYFffxOHrg/aztlanunderground.net/blog/

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