VOICES RISING Presents FIERCE PRIDE
VOICES RISING PRESENTS
blackberri + amber flame, crystal ybarra, imani sims, okanomode
FIERCE PRIDE | JUNE 29, 2012 | WASHINGTON HALL| 8 - 10 pm (Doors at 7 pm)
Show Tickets $10-25. sliding scale
Since its debut in 2007, Voices Rising has showcased the best queer performers of color. Brilliant feature performers like Evelyn Harris, Edwina Lee Tyler have hit the stage and set it on fire. Our lineup always pairs the night's feature with Seattle's hottest emerging stars to kickoff the showcase. Artist and activist Storme Webber founded Voices Rising to create a space where we can celebrate our best and brightest artists and the best parts of ourselves. Past shows have featured performances by standout artists such as Nedra Johnson, D'LO, Mami Watu & Avery R. Young, Christa Bell, Dakota Camacho and many, many more. Visit voicesrising.org for more details about our work.
Blackberri is a singer, song-maker, poet, writer, photographer, health educator and community
advocate. Born in 1945 in Buffalo, NY , Blackberri grew up in Baltimore. He has written and
performed original music for films including Word is Out and Looking for Langston, as well as
recording the soundtrack for the Haight-Ashbury radio history of SF "Knocking at the Gateway
of Gold." He appeared in the first anthology of Gay Men's music. His debut album Blackberri and
Friends (1981) featured his classic song "Eat The Rich." Blackberri has performed
music and appeared in Marlon Rigg's groundbreaking films Tongues Untied, No Regrets, Anthems,
Affirmation, and Black is Black Ain't. He has become one of the most visible black queer artist in
the country and lives in Oakland, CA.
Last of the Redhot Mamas is a collaborative band
created by poet and singer Amber Flame. This
ensemble weaves lyrical poetry and soul based
blues with instrumental and vocal grooves.
: Automatic. Iconoclastic. Psychosomatic. Enigmatic. Melodramatic. Erratic. Traumatic. Climactic. Whackytastic and smoothly charismatic.
Imani Sims is a brilliant queer poet who uses her poetry
as a vehicle for community transformation.
Okanomodé (pronounced uh-kahn-
uh-mah-day) is the grandson of
a pastor & protégé of afronauts,
poets, sex therapists & porn stars.
A musical, literary & visual
shape-shifter, he ceaselessly
re-defines genre, gender, spiritual
& sexual expression with irrefutable
funk & grace.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
writing : consulting : design
C. Davida Ingram
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153 14th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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