Presented by Sacramento Knoxx with Giizhigad, Kazzy The Gypsy, Raychel Gafford, and The Aadizookaan
Spirit Plate is a dynamic three-day music experience curated by Sacramento Knoxx that will utilize visual projections, video, and art skillshares to practice the art of visiting. This project uplifts deeply rooted stories which engage ancestral technologies to shape positive change in our communities.
About the Artists
Sacramento Knoxx is a hardworking interdisciplinary artist with strong roots in Detroit from the Southwest Detroit. He produces a sound of electronic, indigenous, ghettotech, afro-latino, hip hop, soul, and rhythm & blues. Knoxx blends traditional and contemporary styles creating dynamic storytelling experiences with live music performances, dancing, & video projections that take audiences on a participatory journey and a creative experience. Currently he travels nationally and internationally sharing interactive music performances, blending captured moments in life & 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.
Giizhigad is an Anishinaabe Artist & cultural worker rooted in Southwest Detroit. She currently builds creatively and collaboratively with The Aadizookaan in the facets of music, dance, & mixed media design as a part of dynamic storytelling installations alchemizing the worlds we want to live in. These aadizookanan [Sacred stories] transcend time and space by being rooted in both traditional and contemporary indigenous based knowledge systems. Her creative practice extends to design/visual arts as well as photography and film.
Kazzy The Gypsy is an experimental hip hop artist & musician. He architects a vibe that combines elements of rap, jazz, alternative rock, rhythm and blues that brings audiences through an uplifting experience with the cultural legacy of Detroit.
Raychel Gafford is a Southwest Detroit native. Raychel creatively works to embody and instill the notion of each unique person’s ability to heal using dynamic storytelling, with poetry, art and feeding one’s inner fire. While actively bringing back traditions of her culture and honoring her ancestors, her creative healing work builds connections with many layers of communities worldwide.
The Aadizookaan (ADZKN) seeks wisdom from indigenous, ancestral knowledge systems for cultural production and storytelling through contemporary, experimental, and traditional film, music, media and design.