DETROIT RAPPER INVINCIBLE AND ARIZONA HIP HOP ARTISTS COME TOGETHER FOR BENEFIT SHOW TO SUPPORT THE 18TH ANNUAL O'ODHAM UNITY RUN
January 29, 2013
Contact: Alex Soto 602-881-6027
Kendra Lewis 520-425-9058
Detroit rapper Invincible and Arizona Hip Hop artists come together for Benefit Show to support the 18th Annual O'odham Unity Run
What: Benefit show for the 18th Annual O'odham Unity Run.
Come help raise funds and donations for our O'odham runners from Salt River, Gila River, Ak-Chin, Tohono O'odham and O'odham in Mexico as they make their week long journey from the the community of San Xavier (Tohono O'odham Nation) to the Salt River Indian Community.
Who: Critically acclaimed, Detroit hip hop emcee, Invincible, will be performing along with hip hop artists from Tohono O'odham Nation, Salt River Indian Community, Tucson and Phoenix at the San Xavier Recreation Center on February 9th, 2013 from 5:30pm-11pm. This is an alcohol-free event. Musical acts performing at the benefit show are:
Shining Soul (Tohono O'odham/Phoenix)
Optimal (Salt River Indian Community)
DJ Alias and Progreso (Tucson)
Cozmobrown and DJ Lingos (Tucson)
Pick Up Kings (Waila Band-San Xavier)
Traditional singing begins at sunset.
Hosted by Black Mountain Singers and Michael Enis
Aerosol artists will be painting live art starting at 3pm. Open art panels will be open to the public. Aerosol artists featured at the benefit show are:
Tha Nox (San Xavier)
Brez (Salt River Indian Community/Tohono O'odham)
Dwayno Insano (Salt River Indian Community)
Plus other local artists
Local arts, crafts, jewelry and clothing vendors will have merchandise booths.
Included in the day's events is a Toka tournament, a traditional O'odham women's game similar to field hockey. It is an aggressive and fun sport that brings together women of all ages and all O'odham Nations to compete and even sometimes bet.
Toka tournament starts at Noon.
Hip hop workshops will be offered starting at 3pm.
Workshops to be announced.
When: Saturday February 9, 2013
Benefit Show: 5:30-11pm
Where: Wa:k (San Xavier) community- Tohono O'odham Nation
San Xavier Recreation Center
8549 S J Mayor Dr
Tucson, AZ 85746
Admission: $5 or $3 with suggested donation (water, Gatorade, gas cards)
All ages event
Why: Due to a request by Unity Run coordinators, we have been asked to help with raising funds and donations to ensure that all logistical needs are met. Donations look like: water, Gatorade and gas cards.
This year will be the 18th Annual O'odham Unity Run.
The run will be March 17-23, 2013
If unable to attend but like to support, please message us!
Brief history of the O'odham Unity Run:
The Akimel O'odham, Hia-Ced O'odham and the Tohono O'odham have long been known for their expertise in long distance running in the desert regions of what is now southwestern United States and Mexico. For over 150 years the O'odham Nations have dealt with separation by the U.S./Mexico Borders. We do not acknowledge this separation within our culture; we encourage our unity to continue.
The Unity Run was founded in 1995, by a small group of grassroots people from both sides of Mexico and the United States, consisting of Tohono O'odham and Akimel O'odham. The group's main goal is to bring awareness to the youth and adults the legacy that our ancestors gave to us centuries ago. The coordinators are actively working to perpetuate that which we inherited and for this to continue for the generations yet to come. Reinstating the tradition of running and the spirituality that comes with running is a challenge to help unite, preserve, heal and respect our history, language and culture. The Unity Run is highly recognized as a drug free, alcohol free and gang free cultural event.