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 Welcome to Cafe Cultura's
December newsletter! We're excited to keep in touch with you regarding our continued growth in fulfilling our mission. 

Caf´┐Ż Cultura's mission is to promote unity and healing among Indigenous peoples through creative expression while empowering youth to find their voice, reclaim oral and written traditions, and become leaders in their communities. 

We hope this message finds you and your family in good health and spirits.  This newsletter helps us keep you informed of the increased number of performances, events, and workshops we are organizing. Please review and support the list of events below. 

Cafe Cultura next Fri, Dec. 9   

Cafe Cultura Dec. 9 


Spread the word...Bring your family & friends!!!!! 

Cafe Cultura: Open mic, art, food, vendors, & community! 



Note: Make sure to come early to sign up and get a good seat. As always, we welcome anybody who is willing to help in the organization of the event.   


WHEN: 2nd Fri. of every month (Dec. 9th, Jan. 13th, Feb. 10th)   

--->Doors open w/ Vendors @ 7:00 pm 

--->Show starts @ 7:30pm

WHERE: La Academia @ Denver Inner City Parish (9th ave & Galapago St)

WHAT: All ages Open Mic Night

Come express yourself creatively or just chill with your people

$3 donation (nobody turned away) 


Food Drive: Servicios de la Raza will be collecting non-perishable food for families in need   


Everyone is welcome! 


-December Features:   


---->Franklin Cruz: Born in Roxburgh, Idaho and raised in Denver, Franklin graduated from Denver School of the Arts after seven years of studying creative writing. After a year of Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales, he will most likely continue studying in the hopes of becoming a environmental engineer. Writing became Franklin's passion as soon as he discovered that it was what he needed to give life value and weight. He writes to reconcile with past events that would be to difficult to deal with otherwise. Hopefully it will amount to giving life some intrigue and excitement. He was a member of the 2011 Denver Minor Disturbance Slam Team that placed 3rd place at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival.  

---->The ReMINDers: The ReMINDers have been making music for a while now, both individually and together. The sound is best described as "soulful" awareness. Positivity influences their lyrics, with a focus on harmonizing and bringing a message. After a two year break to raise their children, they are back with a powerful debut record "ReCollect" that will gain them a solid position in the music world. Aja Black, born in Hollis Queens (New York), sings and raps on the record while Big Samir, born in Brussels (Belgium), occasionally flips back and forth from French to English with a dope bilingual flow. The Couple-Duo is very busy promoting positive vibes and great music for people of all ages in the world to enjoy. Since the release of their debut, they have toured Jamaica, Morocco, Germany, the Czech Republic and across America. They have acquired much success by sharing stages with such artists as Snoop Dogg, Fishbone, De La Soul, KRS 1, Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, Little Brother, Pharcyde, Talib Kweli, K'naan and opened for a few dates on Mos Def's Ecstatic Tour.

---->Servicios de la Raza:Since its inception, Servicios de La Raza has worked to provide holistic and much-needed service to the Metro Denver Community. Through our programs and dedicated staff we hope and strive to provide unparalleled services to those in the community most in need.

For more info: 720-394-6589   

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Performances & Vending in the Community 

Peace & Dignity FundraiserFundraising Dinner benefiting
Peace and Dignity Journeys 2012

Sat, Dec. 3....5-10pm

-Live Entertainment (w/ Jon Cafe Cultura Collective members)
-Silent Auction

$10 per pers
on or 2 for $15 
Denver Inner City Parish/La Academia
(9th Ave & Galapago St)

For more info: 720-936-7821

Come support!


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________________________ presents


"A Celebration of Solidarity through Music"


 featuring Debajo del Agua, Tito del Barrio Malaga, Basheba Earth, Afro-Caribe and Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Cafe Cultura, Artesania a la Avi...y mas


Friday December 30, 2011

Mercury Cafe
2199 California St.
Denver, CO

$10 Pre-Sale tickets at
$15 at Door

Doors open at 8pm
Music starts at 9pm

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Scheduled Events and Programs
-Cafe Cultura this Fri, Dec. 9-
-Performance & Vending in the Community-
-Workshops for Youth-
-Exciting Updates-
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Contact Information

Cafe Cultura
P.O. Box 11791
Denver, CO 80211-1791

Workshops for Youth

We have been enjoying our  spoken word/poetry workshops with youth at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School and The Bridge Project @ Quigg Newton. We're excited to continue the great energy we've built with those youth. In the near future, we will be offering direct ways you can support them...



Make sure to read future newsletters for more specific updates from our workshops as well as opportunities for you to support our efforts...

Exciting Updates

-As you may have noticed, we have had a special guest videotaping at the last couple of Cafe Cultura events. We are honored to have been selected as a featured organization on a special show called "10th & Osage" (through Denver Open Media). Click here for their first show (there's a little teaser about us).

-We recently confirmed a live showing/recording of a special Cafe Cultura on February 3rd, 2012. It will take place at Denver Open Media (7th & Kalamath) and appear on Channel 57 live for "First Friday." Look out for further details and a flyer.

-A few of our members had the honor of participating in the Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk that took place Nov. 24-26, 2011. Since Cafe Cultura Collective member Derek Brown contributed the documentary about the run to our book, we decided to gift/give several copies to representatives of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, &  the Missoula Indian Center (Montana). In addition, we have committed to contribute $1 from every book sale to this very important effort to recognize and heal from the historical trauma experienced by the original peoples of this land.

-Books!!!: We have received a lot of praise for our Cafe Cultura Collective Compilation (cover designed by Collective member Mat Barkhausen). Amazing spoken word/poetry, art, & a short documentary for only $15!
Compilation Cover

-Website!!!: We are excited to have an incredible website soon (
For now, you'll find links to our facebook page and our previous newsletters.

-Stickers!!!: We have stickers for sale. One has our banner and the other our logo. They came out nice!