Activating Indigenous Beats: Hip Hop Nativo Festival

Indigenous Hip Hop Banner: woman in headdress holding microphones in each hand

UNC Asheville Cultural Events/Equity & Arts Series

April 11-14, 2023 

About the Festival

During the weeklong residency, hip-hop Indigenous artists, graffiti artists and DJs will meet on the campus of UNC Asheville (Antokiasdiyi, Cherokee territory) to share and exchange their music and language with our community. This is a unique opportunity for the university and community to engage with contemporary Native American and Indigenous musicians. The three main rappers and artists will visit from Chile, Mexico and the US. In decolonizing academia, this week will provide an alternative space to learn about Indigenous land-based ways of being both in North America and Latin America. We are partnering with the Museum of the Cherokee Indian and local hip hop artists and community leaders. 
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Concert Details

Activating Indigenous Beats

UNC Asheville Quad • Friday, April 14 • 6:00 p.m.

Free and Open to Everyone

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Featured Artists

Music Videos

Mare Advertencia

Luanko Minuto Soler

Tall Paul

Spaceman Jones

Roderico Y. Diaz, Visual Artist

Byron Tenesaca, Visual Artist