Café Cultura is proud to feature Gunner Jules, Z Bass Speaks, art by Pamela Resendiz Trujano, and INSPIRE at our monthly open mic event on Friday, October 13th, at 7pm at 910 Galapago St., Denver CO.
Gunner Jules is an alternative R&B artist from The Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. His music is as diverse as he is, varying in sound and blurring lines between genres. Z Bass Speaks was born a creative artist, an out of the box thinker, and descendant of royal Mayan warriors of Chichen itza. He became a local activist and fought for civil rights, using poetry as his tool. Pamela Reséndiz Trujano, also known as Pazmap, is a queer, undocumented artivist, active since 2010. They create art and community around themes of immigration, workers rights, womxns rights and their indigenous roots. INSPIRE strives for cross-generational impact in breaking the cycles of oppression in our families, schools, and communities. They believe empowered youth have the ability to construct innovative solutions and generate hope for an equitable future.
“We are excited for a night of spoken word, music, visual art, and community,” said Café Cultura Executive Director Ara Cruz. “We take pride in featuring amazing poets, musicians, and visual artists from the Denver area as well as those from outside the state.”
Café Cultura hosts one of the best open mic venues in the Denver metropolitan area, and the only space focused on family and youth. We also conduct highly engaging and culturally relevant spoken word/poetry workshops for underserved youth throughout Colorado. Café Cultura partners with organizations and schools to teach spoken word classes, publish youth poetry, and organize participant showcases. In an effort to develop young leaders within our community, we also coordinate a youth leadership program for Indigenous youth.
For more information about Café Cultura’s open mic events and youth workshops, visit cafecultura.org.