Join us of Cactus Rose band for our first show of 2017 this Friday night! We are celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth with our own cosmic twang contribution to the #BlackHillbilly tradition & looking forward to reaching out farther with this advocacy into the national & international music scene during this year. Follow us on Instagram: @cactusroselovesyou
#CactusRose live @ Branded Saloon
603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn NY
More info/directions: brandedsaloon.com
( Black stringband in 1900)
JUST WHAT IS BLACK HILLBILLY?
February 13, 2017 | Categories: Live, Showout, Tourlife, Uncategorized | Tags: Africans, AfroChesapeake, AfroNative, AltCountry, Americana, banjo, Black, BlackAmericana, blackcontemporaryart, BlackHillbilly, BlackHistory, bluegrass, BlueRidgeMountains, BrandedSaloon, Brooklyn, BrooklynCountry, CactusRose, CactusRoseBand, CanyonMusic, Canyons, Concert, Country, CountryandWestern, CountryGirls, CountryMusic, countryrock, countrysinger, Kandia Crazy Horse, LadiesOfTheCanyon, LiveMusic, mountainmusic, Music, NativeAmericana, News, OldTimey, Stampede, stringbandmusic, TheBand, Twang | Leave a comment
Here’s a snap by youngblood Claude from last night @ Decolonize This Place, just before the sistren of protest music trio Mahina Movement sang a mighty powerful song In The Spirit of 1491. Contributing some guest vocals — impromptu, I joined them on singing “Ella’s Song” by Sweet Honey In The Rock, and some other tunes — & bearing witness to the live recording of their album for Palestine was a great way to end Native American Heritage Month.
(L-R) Kandia Crazy Horse, singer/songwriter/activist of Cactus Rose; Mahina Movement: Lorena Ambrosio (vocals, cajon, spoken word), Vaimoana Litia Makakaufaki Niumeitolu (vocals, spoken word) & Gabby (vocals, guitar), activists
We be #strongresilientindigenous & we’re looking forward to performing together come 12 December, back @ Decolonize in TriBeCa – A’ho!
#womenwarriorwednesdays #femalesingersongwriters #artists #activists #indigenousrevolutionaries #tbt #NoDAPL #FreePalestine
December 1, 2016 | Categories: Live, Showout, Tourlife, Uncategorized | Tags: Activism, Activist, Art, Artists, artivist, BerniceJohnsonReagon, Black, BlackPower50, blackwomenartists, CactusRose, CactusRoseBand, Concert, ContemporaryArt, Country, CountryandWestern, CountryGirls, CountryGirlsDoItBetter, CountryMusic, countrysinger, DecolonizeThisPlace, ElectricLadies, EllaBaker, femaleartists, femalesingersongwriters, folk, FolkMusic, Folksingers, FreedomSongs, FreePalestine, GeorgiaRoots, IndependentArtists, Indigenous, IndigenousFutures, Kandia Crazy Horse, LiveMusic, LiveRecording, MahinaMovement, Muses, Music, News, NoDAPL, NYC, NYStandsWithStandingRock, Palestine, poetess, poetry, ProtestMusic, RebelMusic, rock, rockandroll, Sisterhood, Solidarity, spokenword, supportlivemusic, SweetHoneyInTheRock, TheFutureIsFemale, TriBeCa, WomenWarriors | Leave a comment
Here’s the first press for our #ProjectAmericana undertaking tonight in Manhattan at Symphony Space — from Harlem’s own Amsterdam News THE AMERICAN SLAVE COAST: LIVE in NYC
Enjoy your TGIF & see y’all out tonight! A’ho, #KandiaCrazyHorse
(Kandia Crazy Horse & DJ Soul Punk aka Teddy K in East Harlem with effigy of Frida Kahlo, #fbf)
October 28, 2016 | Categories: Live, Reviews, Showout, Tourlife, Uncategorized | Tags: Americana, AmericanBookAward, AmericanHistory, AmericanSlavery, AndrewJackson, artist, CarlHancockRux, ConstanceSublette, CountryMusic, countrysinger, DeadPresidents, DonaldHarrison, IndianKiller, JamesPolk, Jazz, JonathanDemme, Kandia Crazy Horse, Labelle, LezlieHarrison, LiveMusic, Louisiana, Music, NativeAmerican, NativeLivesMatter, NedSublette, News, NonaHendryx, NorthCarolina, NYC, outlaw country, ProjectAmericana, SharpKnife, SlaveNarratives, Slavery, SouthCarolina, SymphonySpace, Texas, TheAmericanSlaveCoast, USPresidents, Virginia, WeAreStillHere | Leave a comment
Thanks to my dear friends Ned Sublette & Constance Sublette, I will be performing later this month at an event related to their weighty tome about the domestic, Southeastern slave trade in America during the antebellum era: THE AMERICAN SLAVE COAST
Their book has won the 2016 American Book Award, and we are delighted to help illuminate the dark history about the networks of trading Virginia Africans into the Deep South, the roles of American Presidents Thomas Jefferson & Andrew Jackson aka “Sharp Knife” (known by we of Indian Country as a bane to Native Americans yet most are hardly aware of his ownership of enslaved Africans) in slave trading, and also bringing forth the narratives of the Africans brought to U.S. shores themselves — amongst my portion of performance, I shall be reading a “Letter From Virginia,” to represent ye olde home state.
This event of Project Americana will be at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre of Symphony Space in Manhattan, 28 October @ 8pm. Right now, a limited amount of $10 tickets are available online: PROJECT AMERICANA – THE AMERICAN SLAVE COAST: LIVE
Hope to see y’all out! Here’s the gallery of outlaw artists who I will be performing with:
(Kandia Crazy Horse by Camara Dia Holloway)
(Nona Hendryx (of Labelle))
Carl Hancock Rux
New Orleans bandleader/composer Donald Harrison
Ned Sublette by Constance Sublette
October 21, 2016 | Categories: Live, Showout, Tourlife, Uncategorized | Tags: 2016, Affrilachia, Africans, Americana, AmericanBookAward, AmericanSlavery, AndrewJackson, AntebellumEra, artist, BlackHistory, BlackLivesMatter, CarlHancockRux, CivilWar, ConstanceSublette, CountryMusic, DMV, DonaldHarrison, HarrietJacobs, Hillbilly, Jazz, JonathanDemme, Kandia Crazy Horse, Labelle, LezlieHarrison, LiveMusic, Louisiana, Maryland, MiddlePassage, Music, MyOldKentuckyHome, NativeAmerican, NativeAmericana, NativeLivesMatter, NedSublette, News, NonaHendryx, NorthCarolina, NorthDakota, NYC, outlaw country, PeterJaySharpTheatre, ProjectAmericana, SlaveNarratives, Slavery, StephenFoster, supportlivemusic, SymphonySpace, Texas, TheAmericanSlaveCoast, ThomasJefferson, Virginia | Leave a comment