When the band Blackfire comes through the area, they bring an eclectic blend of power trio rock/punk, activism, and their Native American/Diné cultural influences. I caught them live two years ago at the Women’s Building on 18th Street and was impressed at their dedication to preserving their traditional ways, fighting for their rights, and by their powerful stage presence when they spoke between songs. Their music is good too, with powerful lyrics, which never hurts.
If you don’t know what’s going on with the San Francisco Peaks or with the Diné struggle against Big Coal, this is a great place to find out and get inspired by a group of musicians who lead the way in educating us all about the good deeds that they and others are doing in Arizona. Blackfire will also be supporting other great local causes while in the area.
Wed. Nov. 14th at 2:30PM
In Celebration of Native American Heritage Month
At City College
San Francisco, CA
Presented by NASO/SKIP-IT
Wed. Nov. 14th at 8:00PM
At La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave
More info: After this show (At about 10:00PM) join a march to the UC Berkley Tree-sit to support the efforts to protect the Memorial Oak Grove!
Thurs. Nov. 15th at 5:00PM
5th Annual Richard Oaks Celebration!
w/ One Struggle & FUGA!
Jack Adams Hall – SFSU
San Francisco, CA
More info: You are invited to a Sacred Sites/NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) coalition fundraising event and concert at SFSU. This is a 2-day event November 14-15th. The concert fundraiser will be on November 15th with three (3) bands performing (One Struggle/Blackfire/FUGA). The concert will begin at 5pm. There will also a be a raffle. All proceeds will go to the Sacred Sites and NAGPRA coalition who are fighting to protect sacred sites and for the repatriation of ancestors to tribes.