Cafe Cultura Banner
website coming soon...

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

Caf� 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. Like you, we are extremely busy this time of the year. 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 this Fri, Sept. 9th 

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 (Sept. 9th, Oct. 14th)  

--->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)

Everyone is welcome!

For more info:; 720-394-6589;       


-September Features:

---->Red Feather Woman: International performing arts entertainer, Rose Red Elk, also known as Red Feather Woman, Lakota/Assiniboine- Native American storyteller, singer, songwriter and author, is from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, Montana. She is an enrolled member of the Sioux/Assiniboine Tribes. An award winning recording artist, for The Keepers of the Earth, spoken word 2006, two time nominated for a Native American Music Award and Indian Summer Music Award for her latest CD-"Distant Drums", continues her to make her mark in the industry as a unique blend of the old with the new, as she weaves the oral tradition of Native American stories and the new sound of today's music.  


---->Slam Nuba: SlamNUBA is a nationally competitive slam poetry venue based in the historic five points of Denver. Started in 2007 as an extension of the slam poetry scene cultivated by the Mercury Cafe and the foundation provided by Cafe NUBA, SlamNUBA has provided access for culturally diverse voices at a national level. The team has represented the artistry of Denver in the years since its birth with top 12 finishes in National Poetry Slam. The 2011 team, consisting of Theo Wilson, Bran Do, Ayinde Russell, Jovan Mays and Dominique Ashaheed (w/ coach Jen Rinaldi and team alternate Mikena Richardson) were crowned National Poetry Slam Champions this year in Boston, MA! 


---->Community feature: Denver Indian Family Resource Center & The Strong Fathers Program. The program promotes responsible fatherhood and life in our cultural and traditional ways. They will be hosting a community event entitled "Weaving a Healing Voice: Unraveling the Trauma of Domestic Violence" on September 16th, 2011 @ Denver Indian Center 


  1st side of flyer (see details in text)

2nd side of flyer (see details in text)

Scheduled Events & Programs
-Cafe Cultura: Fri, 9/9/11-
-Workshops for Youth-
-Performances & Vending in the Community-
Cafe Cultura Logo

Join Our Mailing List!

Contact Information

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

Workshops for Youth

We are extremely excited about our partnership with KIPP Denver Collegiate High School. Throughout the year, we will provide spoken word workshops for KDCHS students. See below for a brief description of what they will experience.


Xpress Yourself! Hip Hop, Poetry, & Spoken Word:

Our spoken word/poetry workshops continue to be among the most sought-after for youth conferences and programs throughout Colorado. We have used these workshops for over five years to encourage Chicana/o and Native youth to use spoken word to give voice to our stories of love, struggle, injustice, and celebration. With their words, they learn to represent our culture and traditions as they strengthen their minds and better our communities.

Nourishing Seeds of Healing & Empowerment:

These intensive and sustained workshops translate our e

xpanded spoken word curriculum into long-term relationships with young people and their communities throughout the Denver metropolitan area. After taking youth through our normal "Xpress Yourself" workshops, Caf� Cultura Collective members provide guidance through the writing process with strategic prompts, figurative language practice, brainstorming tools, and constructive feedback. As a result, students produce 3-4 polished pieces of spoken word/poetry that bring them a sense of pride.

Make sure to read our next newsletter for more details...

Performances & Vending in the Community

-Sunday, Sept. 11th:  

Performance & tabling @ United We Stand Car Show & Wellness Fair

12-7pm @ Invesco Field Parking lot


-Friday, Sept. 16th:

Performance @ Denver Indian Family Resource Center /Strong Fathers Program event entitled "Weaving a Healing Voice: Unraveling the Trauma of Domestic Violence"

4:30-7pm @ Denver Indian Center (4407 Morrison Rd)


-Saturday, Sept. 17th:

Performance & tabling @ BUCU West Chile Fest

11am-7pm (performances: 11:30-11:45am; 12:45-1pm) @ Denver Indian Center (4407 Morrison Rd) 


-Friday, Oct. 7th:

Cafe Cultura @ University of Colorado at Denver

7pm...location is being finalized