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LUNADA Literary Lounge

Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 7:30 pm

Featured artists: Tshaka Campbell and FR333 (Maddy "MADlines" Clifford & XOA) Open Mic sign-up 7:15pm, 10 spots on the list, 5 min. each

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October’s LUNADA features two artists whose accomplishments stretch across the genres of Spoken Word, Hip Hop, Slam, Jazz and House music. Poet, performer and recording artist Tshaka Campbell is rolling up from San Jose to deliver a blazing spoken word set, while emcee, poet, and educator Maddy “MADlines” Clifford will bless the mic with a hip hop set representing the hot new musical project FR333, with beats and music by local producer XOA. The Mission will be lit with readings and activity and LUNADA’s lunar literary ritual will amplify a righteous message for the pueblo with love and soul under the Full Hunter’s Moon at Galería de la Raza.  

OPEN MIC: Sign-up at 7:15pm / 10 slots on the list / 5 min. each, featuring first-timers, veteranos, poets, musicians, emcees, storytellers, laureates, and troubadours in English, Spanish, Espanglish, and den sum, under the full moon. 

$5.00 Admission

2857 24th Street, at Bryant
SF, CA 94110

LUNADA is the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word, música, song, and story. Located in the heart of the Mission District at Galería de la Raza, and guest curated by some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic word slingers and artists, each LUNADA features community poets, local legends, visiting mystics, and other mero meros of the stage.


TSHAKA CAMPBELL has been writing and performing his work for over fifteen years and has performed across the globe at a number of venues and colleges, from the Apollo Theater in New York to the O2 in London England. His work has been published in a number of magazines, poetry anthologies and periodicals as well as in advertising campaigns with companies such as Nissan and Miramax studios. His poetry slam accolades include Hollywood and San Francisco grand slam champion, UK spoken word winner and Nuyorican poetry slam team 2004. He has authored two books entitled “TARMAN” and “MUTED WHISPERS” and two albums entitled "ONE" and “BLOODLINES,” as well as being the featured artist on a number of musical projects ranging in genre from Jazz to House. His most recent digital release "SKIN vol.1" has been received well and is currently available for download on itunes, spotify and various other music channels. He currently resides in California and continues to ask the world to listen different.

MADDY “MADlines” CLIFFORD is an accomplished Hip Hop Artist and Educator whose mission is to inspire audiences and empower young people. Aside from receiving her MFA from Mills College, she has also performed widely and released three independent musical projects. Maddy is dedicated to her local community; she’s spent the last five years teaching underserved students across the Bay Area, from after school programs, to college campuses to youth detention facilities. But her work has allowed her to travel as far as Kampala, Uganda to use hip hop as a tool for diplomacy and conflict resolution. When she isn’t teaching, Maddy is hard at work on her next musical project with local producer, XOA. #brujalyfe #hiphophoudini

SANDRA GARCIA RIVERA has captured audiences throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the U.K. as a spoken word poet, vocalist, and percussionist. She has published two chapbooks: Divination of the Mistress and Shoulder High, and her work has appeared in the Hostos Review, the Centro Journal, Urban Latino Magazine, and the L.A. Review, among others. As a vocalist, she has performed and recorded with international Latin Jazz and Caribbean roots music artists and ensembles, and is currently a member of La Mixta Criolla performing regularly in the Bay Area. She is currently at work on a forthcoming full collection of poetry, is a freelance teaching artist, and arts education consultant. SGR is the host & curator of Lunada Literary Lounge at Galeria de la Raza.


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