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RPM LIVE: Indigenous Hip Hop at Nublu! (Thursday OCT. 18, 8PM) and Snotty Nose Rez Kids at the Center (WED OCT 17 4PM)

RPM LIve PosterThe Center for Ethnomusicology at Columbia University is proud to consponsor this exciting show at NUBLU on Thursday Oct. 18.  We also invite members of the community to join us for a free pre-show meet and greet and jam with headliner act and Polaris Prize winning First Nations Hip Hop group Snotty Nose Rez Kids (Haisla First Nation, Vancouver, BC, Canada) on WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17 from 4PM to 6PM in the Center (701C Dodge Hall, Columbia Morningside Campus).  Space will be limited so come on time!  The presentation by SNRK will be facilitated by Indigenous hip-hop scholar (and Columbia College and IRAAS (MA) alumna!) Lauren Amsterdam, and attended by Jarrett Martineau, the head of RPM MEDIA (Toronto).

WHAT: Snotty Nose Rez Kids with Lauren Amsterdam and Jarrett Martineau (RPM)
WHERE: 701C Dodge Hall (Center for Ethnomusicology, Columbia U Morningside Campus)
WHEN: Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018; 4PM-6PM
Revolutions Per Minute, a global Indigenous music platform & label, and brujas, an NYC-based feminist skate collective, join forces to bring you a dope evening of Indigenous and WOC/POC hip-hop + music from across the continent. 

• Snotty Nose Rez Kids  (BC/CAN)
• CHHOTI MAA (MX/OAK) x Dio Ganhdih (NY)
• No intimate (Brujas/NYC)

Fresh off their recent nomination for the Polaris Music Prize, Canada's most prestigious music award, Haisla Nation hip-hop group Snotty Nose Rez Kids will make their New York debut at RPM Live. Joining the bill with their firepower flows and potent politics are Indigenous rapper CHHOTI MAA from Guanajuato by way of Oakland, alongside Haudenosaunee MC Dio Ganhdih. Portland-based hip-hop artist ASCXNSION will also make her NYC debut. NYC skate crew and culture makers, brujas are representing, and deejay No intimate will hold down the foundation of rhythm & sound. Plus locally-grown herbal treats offered by Herban Cura. Don't sleep.

RPM Live : 012 NYC 
Thursday, October 18
Nublu Classic (62 Avenue C, NY)
Doors: 8pm
Tix: $10/15
Art by @lexx_valdez 

BRUJAS is an urban, free-form, creative and autonomous organization that seeks to build radical political coalition through youth culture. We express community through skateboarding, art and political organizing.

• Snotty Nose Rez Kids
RPM Records artists Snotty Nose Rez Kids (SNRK) are an Indigenous hip hop duo currently based out of Vancouver, BC. Their most recent release The Average Savage was shortlisted for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, Canada's most prestigious music award. Proudly hailing from the Haisla Nation, SNRK creates music that pays homage to their upbringing on the Rez in Kitimaat Village while also touching upon larger themes related to Indigenous identity, politics and resistance in ways that engage a diverse audience.

CHHOTI MAA was born out of a tradition of migrants in Guanajuato and forced by the Mexican post-NAFTA exodus into movement. Her raps have roots in her grandmothers poetic recitation and in Mexican oral tradition. She established herself as a rapper/singer in Richmond VA, but deepened her freestyle & lyrical skills in Trujillo, Peru. She's now based in Oakland and her music deals with decolonial living, migrant swag and reconstructing the womyn temple. CHHOTI MAA is a cultural producer-organizer, educator, bruja, writer and artist. 

• Dio Ganhdih
Dio Ganhdih is a queer indigenous rapper with a heart beat based in Brooklyn, an imagination spun in upstate New York, and a nervous system best suited for the Bay Area. From deep within Mother Nature's beauterus, Dio Ganhdih, otherwise known as Heavily Falling Snow, delivers subhersive and unapologetically raw rhymes. Dio utilizes poetry and lyricism to push cultural resiliency while resisting settler-colonialism and distorting imperialist visions of her native homeland. Her latest EP "Do It Ourselves" was released in 2017.

ASCXNSION is a hip-hop emcee, spoken word poet, visual artist, and producer from Portland, OR, making her NYC debut at RPM Live. Her 2018 EP, Dripping Gold, blends trap beats, dope lyrics, and Indigenous consciousness to electrifying effect.

• No intimate
No Intimate is an NYC-based DJ with a techy, leftfield approach that is heavily influenced by her experimental music studies and arts-accessibility work. In addition to playing at Yaeji’s Curry In No Hurry event series, No Intimate can be heard on the airwaves at the Lot radio, as well as on Jubilee’s most recent Magic City compilation. 

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