JORGE GARZA (aka Qetza, Qetza Art), is an Illustrator/Storyteller from Indiana. Jorge is known for an art style mashing up Aztec art and pop culture called Azteca Pop. Jorge’s art went viral with his Azteca Pop drawings of various cultural icons and his ongoing art series highlighting essential and frontline workers. His artwork was exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican art in Chicago. He also writes and draws his own comic book creations. He was a featured artist in the Wakanda Forever Gallery by Disney and IHEARTCOMIX following the release of Black Panther Wakanda Forever in 2022.
Marlena Myles is a self-taught Native American (Spirit Lake Dakota/Mohegan/Muscogee) artist located in St Paul, Minnesota. Her art brings modernity to Indigenous history, languages, and oral traditions while using the land as a teacher.
Her professional work includes public art, children’s books, augmented reality, murals, fabrics, and animations. Her first permanent site-specific augmented reality public art installation known as the Dakota Spirit Walk is available on the Revelo AR app.
In 2021, she opened her own Dakota publishing company called Wíyouŋkihipi (We Are Capable) Productions to create a platform that educates and honors the culture, language, and history of Dakota people.
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Rashaad Santiago Studio is a Leading Internationally Recognized creator of Special effects Make up, as well as Character Replicas.
Rashaad Santiago Studio specializes in Creature suits and Special effects make-up for Tv, Music Videos, and Film. Over the last 14 years, Rashaad Santiago has become a leader in artistic quality and value in the special effects industry. His 5,000-square-foot facility in Batavia, New York is home to a creative team of skilled artists and craftsmen. He works in many different styles, producing two or three-dimensional pieces, and a wide range of art that includes sculpture, carpentry, and metalwork.
Wendy Pini @elfquest has been drawing literally since the age of two, and has worked for Marvel, DC, First Comics, Comico, Ace, Berkley, Tor Books, and many other publishers. She is the co-creator, writer, artist, and colorist for the long-running fantasy graphic novel series "ElfQuest," widely acknowledged as “the first American manga.” She wrote and painted two "Beauty and the Beast" graphic novels, based on the original TV series, as well as a critically acclaimed 400-page dark, futuristic reimagining of Poe's "Masque of the Red Death," currently in development with an award-winning team as a thriller for the musical theatre. Most recently she story-edited scripts for Season One of Dagaz Media and Realm.fm’s 10-episode Audio Movie adaptation of the first ElfQuest novelization, “Journey to Sorrow’s End.”
Danielle Boyer is a 22-year-old Indigenous (Ojibwe) robotics inventor and advocate for youth who has been teaching kids since she was ten. Driven by her families own inability to afford science and technology education, she is passionate about making education accessible and representative for her community so that no child is left behind. Danielle creates equitable and innovative learning solutions for Indigenous youths with robots that she designs, manufactures, and gives away for free. In 2019, she created The STEAM Connection, a minority and youth-led charity that has reached hundreds of thousands of children worldwide with technical education with an emphasis on language revitalization.
Danielle has been named one of PEOPLE Magazine's Girls Changing the World, a MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellow, a L'oreal Paris Woman of Worth, a Teen Vogue Indigenous Youth Changemaker, and a Verizon Forward for Good Winner. She is a two-time invitee of the White House and is currently working on a documentary with MIT Solve. She resides between both Southern California and Michigan.
Under the direction of our late Capitan Raul Chavez who began dancing in Denver in 1973 created a space sharing his culture and spirituality as we are known today as Grupo Huitzilopochtli Traditional Aztec Dance Group that has been growing strong over the past 30 years. Made up of families from Mexico and Colorado, the multi faceted grupo promotes diversity and inclusion, just as Chavez did during his lifetime.
Ailani is an 19 -year old singer-songwriter with multiple releases. Ailani’s music has a heartfelt indie pop-rock feel. She has found that making music is her most meaningful way of self-expression.
With roots in Mexican folkloric dancing and 10+ years producing for artists in a wide variety of genres, Machu Linea is a producer/DJ that brings together an eclectic mix of artists to create a sound that is unique, bold, and sweaty. Machu Linea's sound mixes House, R&B, Latin, Electronic, Pop, and Hip-Hop into dreamy atmospheres that are sensual, introspective, and beat heavy.
Niko Martinez, known by his artist name “Social System” is a dual spirit creator based entirely on originality. His lyrics bounce back with a specific lyrical technique that brings out the pride he has in his native people and the inspiration he draws from Hip-Hop. With a sound that not only transcends all within earshot, The Social System is about making music for all people, alive and dead. He says his music is meant to inspire people who have lost their way with hope.
Hailing from the Four Corners region within the Navajo Nation, Sage Bond writes with the influences of personal life, culture, and heavy metal. These aspects can be found in her singer-songwriter career as well as her compositions during her time with the Native American Composers' Apprentice Project. Since the age of 13, Bond has joined and collaborated with bands of several genres. Throughout her career she has released two albums, auditioned for American Idol, The Voice and has had a NAMMY
Throughout the course of my musical career, I have traveled the world, performing at numerous shows in various venues, playing for small, intimate crowds or gracing the stage in front of hundreds of fans. My willingness to surrender completely to the process of innovation led to television credits for my music featured on the Television E! Entertainment network and Comcast's two-time Emmy Award winning show "The Stage-Colorado”.
Featuring artist and curator Gregg Deal, Dead Pioneers comes together to play music that is wholeheartedly punk and genuinely honest. Optimistically cynical and purely anti-colonial, the Dead Pioneers challenge everything with a smile and the occasional thumb in the eye.
Cipriano is a Latin Low Rock trio based in Denver Colorado. Cipriano uses both indigenous and latin elements in his music. You can find our more information on there instagram @ciprianoband. Their Debut EP. Cipriano A Whole New Low is now Available on Bandcamp.
EMCEE, AUDIO ENGINEER, CHEF, & FATHER; THESE ARE ONLY A FEW TITLES THAT HELP CROWN THIS PROLIFIC HIP-HOP LYRICIST, EK'S INTERMINABLE QUEST TO BUILD & INNOVATE HAS ALLOWED HIM TO REACH AUDIENCES FROM THE GREATER SOUTHWEST TO THE UK. MEMBER OF PO.10.CEE (NM), NATIVE SLANG (FL), & ALTITUDES (CO), EKYM HAS PLENTY TO BRING TO THE CULTURE. FOLLOW @EKYM1536 ON ALL MEDIA PLATFORMS.
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