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Drumluck: A Community Gathering Celebrating our Cultural Heritage

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Sunday, March 22, 2019
11 AM – 1:30 PM
Humanist Hall
390 27th St, Oakland
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Join BoomShake for a free intergenerational celebration of music, games & food from our community. Hosted and facilitated by participants from various BoomShake program classes, family, friends and community will sing, chant, move, drum, and eat together guided by stories of our dreams, ancestral traditions, and childhood memories.
Bring a dish to share that reflects or reinterprets your ancestors' food, and bring instruments if you have them! Be ready to make rhythm and move in celebration.
BoomShake 2020 Theme This year we’ll follow the journey of our ancestral foods to the makings of our current food systems. We will stir, stew, and serve, through song, stories and ceremony, our discovery of food: as a pathway to tracing ancestral memory; food, as an ingredient for familial connections and cultural identity; food as a weapon of colonization, genocide, and racism; food, as a source of…

Wading through the grief, a new home, we will sow

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Agua fresca quiero tomar, agua limpia para cocinarPara mi familia y mi comunidad, agua es vida y libertad
2019 Year in Review Dear Friends,  As we wrap up and reflect on 2019, we wanted to take time to thank you. 2019 has been quite a year. Our communities continue to face state violence, deportations, race, gender and sexuality based violence and discrimination, housing insecurity, and environmental destruction, all while we hustle to take care of ourselves, our families, and our communities. There were many days where we felt terror, fear, and despair, when we didn't know what to do, how to heal, how to make things better. And despite this, we kept going. Because YOU kept going, It's our friends, our supporters, our children, and our community heroes that push us to take our next step forward.  Speaker Pelosi, we are the youth! Green New Deal, we demand the truth! Week after week, we showed up at the Greenpeace Warehouse, at Manzanita SEED and Community Elementary Schools, at …

Agua Pa' the People + 5 years, 5 shows, $5

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| WADE IN THE WATER | STILL WATERS RUN DEEPER |  AGUA PA' THE PEOPLE Dear Friends,
We're at it again! With only 6 days until showtime, we're building coral and ships, singing water medleys, assembling a river of costumes, and mixing up a stew of rhythms for this year's drumsical. We can't wait to share it with you! Read on for updates and important information.
| HELP FILL OUR BUCKET |  GIVE $5 FOR 5 YEARS

Can you believe it? This will be our FIFTH annual drumsical. What started out as a small show has grown and flourished into a weekend long production with 90 participants, 8 artists, a production crew team, costume team and so much love. Can you help us meet our fundraising goal of $6000 by contributing $5 today? We're over 1/3 of the way there and every bit helps! And a BIG thank you to all those who have already donated!

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IF YOU'RE COMING TO THE SHOWS
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Drumsical 2019: Agua Pa’ the People! | Dec 14 & 15 | EastSide Cultural Center

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“What is Soft is Strong” ― Lao Tzu
Agua Pa’ the People, A Drumsical by BoomShake Music

The Children of Ohlidagu live in a wondrous place- they play in trees, swim with fish and eat fresh homegrown crops. When they learn that there is a dam being built in their village, they become awash with excitement. There will be running water, electricity, and jobs for the adults. But as time passes, mysterious things begin to happen: their sacred well becomes full of garbage, the fish are dying, and their family and friends are disappearing. In despair and frustration the children turn to their village elders Narmada, Tlatloc, Idemili, Moni mekhala, and Osun to help them wade through. But can they move fast enough to turn the tide?

Saturday December 14, 5PM
Sunday December 15, 2PM
EastSide Cultural Center: 2277 International Blvd, Oakland
Free (Donations Accepted)
Accessibility info is below.
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Make a Donation to Support This Free Production

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AGUA PA' THE PEOPLE- FALL 2019

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BoomShake’s 2019 program year explores the theme of water: the water traditions of our ancestral cultures; communities’ struggles to protect water today; and water’s role in art, healing, and resistance.
Our end of year production is a community-based musical-storytelling project featuring participants from BoomShake's youth and adult programs. An annual event that takes place at EastSide Cultural Center, the Drumsical brings together community participants with Professional artists to create a body of work that empowers our community to use performance as a way to raise up our own stories, traditions and songs; and to explore how ancestry as a source of strength in struggle. 

What's coming up?

SEP 20   
SF Bay Area Youth And Allies Climate Strike
San Francisco Federal Building for youth contingents /meet at civic center plaza for Labor/adults
Attend

OCT 7   - DEC 16
Street Drum Performance Workshop for Womxn/Trans/GNC Folks
West Oakland, CA
Register 

OCT 12
Performance @…

Tyke Tunes is Back THIS SUMMER | Water is Rising | We are Circling

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CRY. FLOW. RAIN | #AGUAPATHEPEOPLE WE ARE RISINGSummer time is around the corner, and as our BoomShake Instructors and Facilitators take a break from our School & Community Winter & Spring programs, we are also immersing ourselves in deep reflection.

How do we keep efforts for liberation of our communities flowing? How do we wade through the pains, beauty and complexity of our ancestral lands/heritage? How keep afloat amidst fights and efforts for justice on the lands we currently inhabit? How do we dive in and immerse ourselves in the beauty, joy and power of each other in these trying times?

Black Lives Matter. Water is life. United We Stand. Together We Rise.

Join us as we keep the music going for the movement, and prepare a deeeeep Fall Session using personal narratives, storytelling, music, theater-making, and performance to explore this powerful theme of 'WATER'!! Agua Pa’ the People!

WE HAVE SUMMER WORKSHOPS! [MORE INFO BELOW]

"We Remember El Rio Le…