'Spirit Plate' by Sacramento Knoxx
The Labriola National American Indian Data Center at the ASU Library, the RED INK Indigenous Initiative and the Department of English present "Spirit Plate" by Sacramento Knoxx (Ojibwe/Anishinaabe and Xicano), who will share his praxis of social change and music for this year’s Indigenous Culture Week at ASU.
Inspired by community organizing, hip-hop culture, Indigenous music and music technology, "Spirit Plate" uplifts the presence of the Anishinaabe people in Waawiiyatanong (Detroit) through contemporary Indigenous expression. Knoxx utilizes visual projections, video, art skillshares and rap music throughout his performances in order to engage the audience with the concept of biiskaabiyang (decolonization).
Attendees will explore ancestral technologies that help shape positive change in their communities, and participate with live language revitalization of the sounds of the Anishinaabe people.
Please register for this virtual music performance to be held on Zoom.
Sacramento Knoxx is a hard-working interdisciplinary artist with strong roots in Detroit from the southwest side. He produces a sound of electronic, indigenous, ghettotech, afro-latino, hip hop, soul and rhythm & blues. Knoxx's versatile background with different forms of music allows him to blend traditional and contemporary styles creating dynamic storytelling experiences with live music performances, dancing and video projections that take audiences on a participatory journey and a creative experience. Currently he shares interactive music performances, blending captured moments in life and creative imagery through large projection motion graphics. Building from raw experience and grit, his works send vibrations to help assemble the worlds we want to live in.