THANK YOU TO OUR BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY FOR ROCKIN' W/US FOR 50 EPISODES WOW!!! I appreciate y'all very much & am beyond excited to share this celebratory collective out of body experience with you all :)))))
One very special track that's part of this episode is Suzi Analogue, INVT, JAIALAI, & KIYOMI (Rabiah Ahmad) 's "CONVERSATION STARTER" -
"In late 2018, during a Miami studio session, Suzi Analogue, INVT & the band JAIALAI all connected for a blind session. The multi-talented KIYOMI (Rabiah Ahmad) joined the session invited by Suzi, and this track, commissioned by the 2019 iiiPoints music festival is what was produced.
"No you can't stop this" is the vocal played throughout the track, performed by KIYOMI (Rabiah Ahmad), and set the tone for CONVERSATION STARTER to come to life.
On August 1, 2020 Rabiah Ahmad was shot inside of the home she inhabited by an unknown attacker in Columbia, Maryland USA. She was 6 months pregnant and her baby daughter Ahja, who was delivered 3 months prematurely, passed away on August 5th, 2020. Rabiah was a beloved daughter, sister, creator and true friend to all who encountered her. Her and her child's murder has shocked the entire world. Read more in the Miami New Times: www.miaminewtimes.com/arts/miami-hairstylist-rabiah-ahmad-shot-to-death-in-columbia-maryland-11678034
For this Bandcamp day, and the days moving forward the proceeds from this song featuring Rabiah Ahmad will be donated to her family as they continue her creative legacy "House Of Kiyomi". #JusticeForKiyomi #ProtectBlackWomen
To donate further to the family beyond this song, please visit: gf.me/u/ykpfnk
released August 7, 2020
Music: Suzi Analogue, INVT, JAIALAI
Production: INVT, Suzi Analogue
Vocals: KIYOMI (Rabiah Ahmad)"
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A community mural to announce that #ALLBLACKLIVESMATTER
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This is a message of PRIDE, HOPE & RESILIENCE to ALL. The most marginalized members of our community will NO LONGER be silenced or forgotten. BLACK TRANS + QUEER + WOMAN + NONBINARY + DISABLED + CURRENTLY & FORMERLY INCARCERATED LIVES MATTER! Welcome to the uprising. The revolution WILL be intersectional. WE ARE HERE. ALWAYS HAVE BEEN. AND ALWAYS WILL BE.
All proceeds will go directly towards: the 13 QTBIPOC Lead Muralists, Paint, Supplies and production costs. Any additional funds will be evenly distributed between the Queer Arts Center, the Transgender Gender-variant and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), Endeavors Oakland, and We Are The Ones Mutual Care Fund for QTBIPOC Underground Creatives.
This project is led by 13+ Bay Area-based Black & Brown Queer & Trans Creatives of Color, in collaboration with over 100+ supporting artists from our community, facilitated by the Queer Arts Center, the Transgender Gender-variant and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), Endeavors Oakland, and We Are The Ones Weve Been Waiting For. A mural of this size and magnitude is unprecedented and historic for the World and the City of Oakland. Your support will help us continue Oakland’s legacy as one of the nations most recognized communities for progressive action, protest, and resistance to white supremacy, queer and transphobia, ableism, and misogyny. Your support will help us UPLIFT the voices that NEED to be heard NOW.
This is Art-In-Action and Creative Resistance for HEALING, LOVE & LIBERATION.
“No pride for some of us, without liberation for ALL OF US!” -Marsha P. Johnson
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ALL DAY, EVERYDAY
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