Join us for De-Cipher, a night of soul-inspired music and performance, hosted by Antique Naked Soul.
ABOUT LAS BOMBERAS DE LA BAHIA
Las Bomberas De La Bahia was founded in April 2007 and is the Bay Area’s first & only all-women’s Bomba ensemble. The group is composed of Bay Area activists, educators, and artists who actively contribute to growing the tradition of Bomba and work to maintain & support Puerto Rico’s oldest African influenced music and dance tradition, which formed in Puerto Rico’s sugar cane plantations by slaves as a form of resistance. Las Bomberas de la Bahia have performed throughout the Bay Area for educational institutions, cultural centers, and cultural festivals.
ABOUT DOM JONES
Dom Jones is an American born African singer/songwriter, emcee/poet, author, orator, and vocal producer from Oakland, CA. Her rise in the poetry slam world began in high school when she became the president of her school’s poetry club, revamping its structure and organizing one of Vallejo’s first citywide high school poetry slams. In 2006, Dom performed at the Apollo Theatre with the Bay Area’s 2006 Int’l Youth Slam Team, where the team won the title back during Brave New Voices, the International Youth Poetry Slam. For five years, Dom worked with Youth Speaks, the purveyor of Brave New Voices, as a poet mentor spreading the message of literary arts in middle school and high schools across the bay area. She continues to work with Youth Speaks through facilitation and judging at the annual MC Olympics. She also taught Oakland School of the Art’s first spoken word course in spring of 2010 through music/media non-profit Youth Movement Records.
Bay Area Native, Aqueila M. Lewis has been writing poetry since she was in high school. As a multi-talented artist, she is well-versed in composing, singing, modeling, poetry/spoken word, journalism (print and radio) and more. For ten years, Aqueila served as Entertainment Chair for the annual Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) at UC Berkeley. Aqueila is a graduate of Napa Valley College and UC Berkeley. Aqueila’s work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, KPFA 94.1 FM Radio’s First Voice Media Apprenticeship Program and Full Circle Show, National Radio Project Making Contact Storytelling Fellowship, Sistah’s With Ink Voices anthology, Reflections: A Collaboration Between Painting And Literature and Til Death Do Us Part All Lady Warrior Zine. Aqueila is the Assistant Director and Co-Host of the Spoken Worlds Pavilion at the Los Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBX). She is currently creating children’s books focused on issues in relation to social justice and community.
ABOUT ANTIQUE NAKED SOUL
Antique Edutainment was founded in 2011 by Candice “Antique” Davis, M.A.Ed., a singer, songwriter, educator, personal and professional coach and professional development specialist with an emphasis on education. Antique Edutainment blends the science of music as a tool for healing and educating. Antique Edutainment encompasses beatbox-sing soul band Antique Naked Soul, Antique's solo project coming Fall 2014 and professional development consulting.
DOORS AT 9:00PM, SHOW AT 9:45PM
$10-15 sliding scale