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Event Archive - 2010 EMPOWERMENT TOUR Revolutionary HIP HOP, in Victoria, Coast Salish Territories: el vuh, Testament - hip hop, Illogik, The Outspoken Wordsmiths, Tongue & Groove

Fri. February 5th 2010 9pm - 1am doors at 8pm Logan's Pub (No Minors) 9pm - 1am doors at 8pm
By Donation $5 to $10 suggested donation no one turned away a benefit for vic NO2010
Presented by: The Raised Fist Collective, The National Microphone Association, Tundra Punks,, The Victoria Anarchist Bookfair & the Victoria Anarchist Reading Circle
Friday, Feb 5th
at Logans (1821 Cook Street)
doors at 8pm show at 9pm
$5 to $10 suggested donation no one turned away
a benefit for vic NO2010



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Tounge & Groove
http://www.tongueandgroovemusic.ca/

Using thier musical background in jazz, blues, afo-cuban, and funk rythms, this newly formed trio engages listeners and indpires thought. They meld Diverse Topics, from the war in afganistan, and corporate owned media, to poverty and patriarcy, into thier pallette of sound.

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The Outspoken Wordsmiths
http://www.myspace.com/outspokenwordsmiths

The Outspoken Wordsmiths are a bi-coastal pair of beatboxing pirates who've taken to shore to spread their a-cappella antics & circle-(A)-political poetics by any means necessary.This high-energy power duo has traveled extensively across Canada, performing live shows that incorporate spoken word monologues, spontaneous beatbox jams and freestyle rhyme sessions alongside tightly-rehearsed numbers showcasing rapid-fire lyrical exchanges set atop seamless vocal percussive soundscapes -- thus earning themselves a reputation as a versatile, crowd-pleasing act that leaves audiences thirsting for more.

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TESTAMENT
http://www.myspace.com/testamenthiphop

"I am not a rapper, I am just a revolutionary that raps GOOD. My lyrics are bricks I use to shatter apathy and the status quo. Whether I'm spittin to a live DJ scratchin, acapella spoken word style, a beat-boxer on the street, or a punk-rock drum beat, I never pull punches or shy away from spreading confrontational dissent through powerful, thought-provoking rhymes. I'm here to change hip-hop and steal its soul back from the glorified violence, materialism, sexism, and racism that the music industry creates promotes and markets for their own capitalist purposes. The revolution will not be signed to a record deal... DIY or die. Raised Fist Collective coming soon.. some of the larger events I've performed at include Peace & Friendship Gathering @ Six Nations, Edmonton Anarchist Bookfair, Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair, 2008 CrimethInc. Convergence, Toronto Social Forum, Milwaukee Zine Festival, Regional Social Forum (London), Israeli Apartheid Week (08 Toronto, 09 Kingston), Sarnia Art Walk Festival, Stop the SPP Mass protest on Parliament Hill, Positive Social Action Conference, and London Arts Quest."

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ILLOGIK
http://www.myspace.com/illtothalogik

"In an age of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. the days are late but still i stand tall, stand tall against the lies, in this world the time for revolution is near, but not yet here. instead we must plant the seeds and water and care for them so when the crash comes we will be ready, ready to resist. my music fits into this infowar, take a proper gander at my propaganda. they're saying choose your side, so that's how i'm playing it, and i choose the side of life, i choose to fight against those killing our world and people. freedom is the only option, fighting is what's left, till the last breath and death. everyone dies, so what you do between now and then is what matters. bring down the empire the fire the words a flint/i'll see you on the front page of the last paper these fuckers ever print"

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El Vuh
http://www.myspace.com/elvuh

On ElVuhlution, the voices of El Vuh (MC’s Victor*E, E-rise, and Zero) drive the book of history through their cleansing beats and rhymes, releasing knowledge that isn’t - but should be - taught in school. Are you listening?

Like Public Enemy before them, El Vuh uses hip-hop to move minds as well as bodies. Unleashing a blistering attack against the two-headed beast of ignorance and bigotry, they reminds us that, among other things, Xicanos (Chicanos) were here long before Los Angeles was home to Hollywood or Arizona was patrolled by minutemen. Along the way, they also challenge us to live up to our responsibilities to family and community.

Springing forth from the indigenous community, El Vuh has performed from student conferences in L.A. & Arizona to West Coast Warrior Society events in Canada with artists such as KRS One, Immortal Technique, and Brother J (X-Clan). Produced by Zero, ElVuhlution brings to force the power of El Vuh and their socially-conscience brethren, with tracks featuring the Visionaries’ 2MEX (Up Above Records) on “Son of the Sun” along Minnesota’s Los Nativos (Rhymesayers), and Olmeca of Slowrider on “Red Road Warrior”.

ElVuhlution removes the smoke in front of the mirror that clouds the people’s view of our collective past, present, and future. Armed with the triumphs, accomplishments and crimes that surround the centuries, Victor*E, E-rise, Xilan, and Zero lay out what we all should know. Are you listening?

2010 EMPOWERMENT TOUR in Victoria, Coast Salish Territories
El Vuh (from Calif)
http://www.myspace.com/elvuh

TESTAMENT & Illogik (TEST THIER LOGIK)
http://www.myspace.com/testamenthiphop
http://www.myspace.com/illtothalogik

The Outspoken Wordsmiths
http://www.myspace.com/outspokenwordsmiths

Tounge and Groove http://www.tongueandgroovemusic.ca/




Friday, Feb 5th
at Logans (1821 Cook Street)
doors at 8pm show at 9pm
$5 to $10 suggested donation no one turned away
a benefit for vic NO2010

Revolutionary Hip Hop, Beatboxing & Spoken Word / Slam Poetry

el vuh (Revolutionary Indigenous Hip Hop)

El Vuh http://www.myspace.com/elvuh On ElVuhlution, the voices of El Vuh (MC’s Victor*E, E-rise, and Zero) drive the book of history through their cleansing beats and rhymes, releasing knowledge that isn’t - but should be - taught in school. Are you listening? Like Public Enemy before them, El Vuh uses hip-hop to move minds as well as bo... more info

Testament - hip hop (Revolutionary Hip Hop)

I am not a rapper, I am just a revolutionary that raps GOOD. My lyrics are bricks I use to shatter apathy and the status quo. Wether I'm spittin to a live DJ scratchin, acapella spoken word style, a beat-boxer on the street, or a punk-rock drum beat, I never pull punches or shy away from spreading confrontational dissent through powerful, thought-p... more info

The Outspoken Wordsmiths (BeatBox Harmonix & Subversive Spoken Word)

The Outspoken Wordsmiths are a bi-coastal pair of beatboxing pirates who've taken to shore to spread their cutting-edge beatbox tech & circle(A)political poetics by any means necessary. Oh-Dub's members, Blank Space & strong.cottonwoods, first met as battling rivals in '05 while vying for positions on Victoria's inaugural SLAM Poetry team. Their... more info

Tongue & Groove (Political/personal spoken word)

Tongue and Groove is a political, spoken word trio that will make you get up and listen. With grooves ranging from latin and jazz and funk to country and with lyrics from the war in Afghanistan to poverty and patriarchy this group will move your heart and your pelvis. more info
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