LA CASA DE AMISTAD presents Chicano Hip Hop featuring Olmeca
South Bend, Indiana-: La Casa de Amistad will present Chicano Hip Hop on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Indiana University South Bend’s The Grille, 1700 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN 46634, beginning at 6:00 P.M.
It is a family friendly event in a smoke-free environment and includes a fun interactive educational workshop about Chicano Hip Hop music and dance. Sponsors include Latino Student Union of IUSB, Teatro IUSB, and Tobacco Free of St. Joseph County, a program of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
About Olmeca - Chicano Hip Hop Artist from L.A.
Olmeca is a talented lyricist, a.k.a. Chicano Hip Hop artist from Los Angeles. He has been compared to Zack de la Rocha and Talib Kweli and is ranked as one of the most talented bilingual M.C’s that transcends demographics. He is a skilled musical artist with socio-political awareness. He is an accomplished national speaker alongside Dolores Huerta and Zack de la Rocha with a focus on the Zapatista movement and the importance of cultural identity and activism.
Fidel Rodriguez, Hip Hop radio icon and founder of Divine Forces Media says, “Loaded with lyrics that teach our children and community about “who we are”, Olmeca is using his innate MC skills to teach and uplift humanity just as the ancient poets and shaman did in the past. ... we are grateful to the ancestors to have guided this young man into our presence. In our analysis, Olmeca contributes to Hip Hop being very much alive...”
About LA CASA DE AMISTAD
La Casa de Amistad operates a youth and community center on the west side of South Bend. The name means “The house of friendship”. Its mission is to empower the Latino/Hispanic community within Michiana by providing educational, cultural and advocacy services in a welcoming, bilingual environment. La Casa addresses the needs of South Bend area Hispanics through organized activities and support. Youth participate in a range of activities to help develop leadership skills and achieve an understanding of their own culture and heritage as it relates to the general population.
About the CELEBRARTE series
CelebrARTE (Celebrate Art) is the name for La Casa’s series of cultural shows that culminates with Chicano Hip Hop for the spring season of 2010. The series celebrates the Latino arts with a Latino music and/or dance performance for a community cultural celebration. The family friendly events are in smoke-free environments and include a fun educational and interactive workshop to learn more about the music and dance. Proceeds from these events benefit the youth programs offered at La Casa de Amistad. Call La Casa De Amistad at 574-233-2120 for more information about Chicano Hip-Hop or future events. Information on La Casa de Amistad and its classes and programs is available at www.lacasadeamistad.org
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