BOCAFLOJA AT CWU * Saturday, October 20th at 7:00 pm * SURC Ballroom * FREE and open to the public!
Bocafloja is a poet, hip hop and spoken word artist and social communicator from Mexico City who burst on the Mexican hip hop scene with the release of the his debut album, Pienso Luego Existo, in 2003. Followed by the successes of his albums Jazzyturno, A Titulo Personal, El Manual de la Otredad, and Existo: Matriz Preludio al Pienso, Bocafloja has transgressed into one of the most revered icons in the hip hop scene in Mexico. Lyrically, Bocafloja critically addresses topics such as institutionalized racism, social and political oppression, mental slavery, colonialism, and other human conditions. Joining Bocafloja on stage at CWU for one night only are special guests Gabriel Teodros, Stephany Koch Hazelrigg and live painters Mariarte and Sufi.
Bocafloja is recognized in Mexico as a pioneer of the utilization of hip hop culture as an alternative tool to create awareness, developing a different form for political participation that reaches and is more relevant to marginalized youth. Bocafloja has performed in festivals, clubs, and cultural centers in more than 10 countries worldwide and has shared the stage with some of the most important and influential artists in the international Hip Hop scene. In 2005, Bocafloja founded Quilombo: Arte en Resistencia. Quilomboarte is an organization that produces cultural events in which rap and spoken word function as a non-orthodox educational tool and an essential collaborative adhesive to social and political movements in the processes of transformation throughout the Americas. Quilomboarte operates in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the United States,Bocafloja lives and works between New York, San Francisco, and Mexico City.
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