Announcing SEEDS & SOUL: Indigenous Cultural Exchange and Festival

Announcing SEEDS & SOUL: Indigenous Cultural Exchange and Festival | Campaign Launch

Spring Shout out!

Last year’s trans-national & trans-indigenous SEED project collaborations are sprouting a strong new vision…

DANCING EARTH is teaming up with AUDIOPHARMACY PRESCRIPTIONS COLLECTIVE to bring the San Francisco Bay Area’s first


SEEDS & SOUL is an indigenous-led, women-led festival harnessing the power of music, performance, arts, nourishing food, as well as respectfulcultural and knowledge exchanges to strengthen bridges among Indigenous peoples of the Bay Area – rural and urban; local and diasporic.

Date: October 11, 2015
In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day!

Location: Joaquin Miller Park OR Lake Merritt Park in Oakland
or elsewhere that can be sacred, intentional space

DE_Audio_Video-2We need your support to launch this effort, and bring SEEDS & SOUL to the San Fran Bay Area!

Our Hatchfund crowdfunding campaign just launched. It’s an exciting way to give to this community-powered, indigenous-led effort.

All donations to the Hatchfund campaign are tax-deductible,
and we have many life-enriching PERKS to offer!

Click on any of the perks below to see our campaign page, and support this people-powered festival with a tax-deductible donation!


Now is the best time to give!

The People’s Match Fund will match your contribution, dollar for dollar, up to the first $1780 raised!

People's Match Fund-1

Earlier in March we raised the People’s Match Fund from close friends through a benefit dinner generously hosted in Oakland’s Bissap Baobab restaurant. The momentum we started a month ago is only increasing as an incredibly wide range of allied communities hear of our ideas, and are stepping into our circle of co-creation!

This wide community engagement is at the core of our vision, and we want to be heartily prepared to support the diversity of hearts and hands that will bring this festival to life!

Photo Credit Nikila Badua

Here are just some of the collaborators who have expressed interest…

Community Collaborators

Here’s where you come in…

Will you join this wave of support, and offer

a donation to support our emerging coalition of artists,

culture-bearers, and community builders?

Some SEEDS take a village…

so Spread The Word About This Festival Campaign!

Click our Facebook links here: Dancing Earth | Audiopharmacy

Email organizations that vibe with SEEDS & SOUL and individuals who might be interested in contributing to Indigenous arts or projects that promote diverse, unified and resilient communities, and positive social change.

Sign up to be an ambassador for this campaign! As an ambassador beyond helping spread the word, you can jump into the behind-the-scenes work of the campaign and festival. Every hour of volunteer help makes a big difference!

Email us if you’d like a packet with more info and helpful materials to spread the word:

A Personal Note from Jo “Love/Speak” Cruz, Rulan Tangen, and Javier Stell-Fresquez:

We know how inundated we often are with requests for money, and that you may or may not be able to provide substantial resources at this moment in time. Just know that any amount makes a difference and, if you are not able to give, helping to spread the word can be equally powerful, and we’re in need of volunteers for this campaign and festival.

We’re making big moves, and bringing in so much awesome energy! All the warmth and generosity is washing over us and pushing us forward.
Love is a force. And we believe it stretches across distance and time. Like the movie Interstellar imagines, our ancestors are perhaps the very source of the gravity that roots us.

With deep gratitude,

Who We Are

Rulan Tangen  - Jo “Love/Speak” Cruz – Javier Stell-Fresquez

Rulan Tangen photos by © Paulo T. Photography


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