Dulce UpFront + Fresno State University +
Building Healthy Communities present:
:: Indigenous Peoples' Week ::
:: Olmeca :: Matt Sedillo :: Irene Sanchez ::
— October 12 (7pm — 10pm)
1918 Fresno Street, Fresno CA 93721
(Next to the Crest Theatre)
FREE and open to the public
— Indigenous Peoples' Week at Fres.Co on Oct 12th features an evening of music and poetry from Olmeca + Matt Sedilla + Irene Sanchez.
Be sure to also join them Oct 11th (day before) at Fresno State University, North Gym 118 for an afternoon of workshops and performances.
Olmeca is a Bilingual Hip-Hop artist and producer. His work has been featured on CNN Latino, ABC, BBC World, Fox, NPR, URB Magazine, and television series, “Sons of Anarchy.” He has collaborated with numerous Grammy artists including Ozomatli, Marisoul of La Santa Cecilia and shared the stage with KRS-One, Jenni Rivera, Dilated Peoples, Ana Tijoux amongst others.
Olmeca grew up in the barrios of L.A. and Mexico, a reality that brewed his blending of music genres and cultural sensitivity.
Olmeca is considered one of the most exciting and dynamic artists and one that can coexist between hip-hop and Latin alternative audiences. He has toured Canada, Latin America and Europe and has helped generate a new trend of Latin music in the United States.
Born in El Sereno, California in 1981, Matt Sedillo writes from the vantage point of a second generation Chicano born in an era of diminishing opportunities and a crumbling economy. His writing — a fearless, challenging and at times even confrontational blend of humor, history and political theory — is a reflection of those realities. The poetry of Matt Sedillo is in turn a shot in the arm of pure revolutionary adrenaline and at others a sobering call for the fundamental restructuring of society in the interest of people not profits. Passionate, analytical, humorous and above all sincere, a revolutionary poet fortunate enough to be living in interesting times, the artistry of Matt Sedillo is a clarion call for all those who know a new world is not only possible but inevitable.
Irene is a Xicana, Mama, educator, writer, and poet who is passionate about writing as defining and storytelling as resistance to oppression. Grounded in living testimonio of what it means to be human, she engages with people through projects she works on and centers social justice in her research, investigation, reflections, and production of stories, essays, talks, presentations, workshops, poetry, and academic writing.
— About Dulce UpFront
We are a collective that produces multi-generational, multimedia, arts & culture events. We work in collaboration with event producers, organizations, businesses, institutions, touring artists from throughout the nation. Annually our events provide space for over a hundred performers reaching thousands of participants of varying ages and cultural backgrounds. Our aim has been to create visually rich multimedia events that celebrate life through culture while at the same time highlighting social/political issues. Intentionally making these issues digestible are key in gaining a broader community understanding.