Afro Yaqui Music Collective Celebrates Gizel's Birthday

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Afro Yaqui Music Collective Celebrates Gizel's Birthday
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Afro Yaqui Music Collective Celebrates Gizel's Birthday says
Ballroom | Doors 7 | Show 8 | $12 adv | $15 door

This March 4th, join the cross-cultural Afro Yaqui Music Collective and continue to expect the unexpected.

Gizelxanath Rodriguez, born in Mexico and of Yaqui descent, and who is the band's heart and soul, will be celebrating 40 years on this Earth. To honor her and the legacies of indigenous woman artists and revolutionaries the world over, our concert will dedicated to the matriarchal herstory of the human speices, and the continuning struggle to restore the commons.

The Afro Yaqui Music Collective will be performing works by Gizelxanath, Chilean visionary artist Violeta Para, Argeinte singer and "voice of the voiceless ones" Mercedes Sosa, as well as the legendary Pittsburgh composers Mary Lou Williams and Betty Davis.

Marcus Rediker, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and a renowned scholar-activist, will be a special guest to speak on histories-herstories from below: the legacies of commoners, African maroons, and radical sailors whose struggles created freedom in a capitalist world of tyranny and injustice. He will also speak about the epic lives of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, two bad-ass women pirates from the eighteenth century.

In the Afro Yaqui fashion, physics defying orchestral arrangements and impossible performances will grace the show, making March 4th will be a night of spirit, soul, and sociality not to be missed.
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By: James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy