An Evening of Dignified Work: Fundraiser with Quetzal and Maya Jupiter for Safer Conditions

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Every year, hundreds of families lose loved ones in the workplace. Tens of thousands more get injured, sick, or develop chronic illnesses disease just because they go to work… we are standing up and saying #NOT1MORE!

Join SoCalCOSH and their Activist Network for the opening of our Workers’ Memorial Week of Action with an evening of celebration and commemoration.

More info on the 2013 Workers’ Memorial Week of Action at

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY QUETZAL, Maya Jupiter & Bulevar Descarga

The Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (SoCalCOSH): SoCalCOSH is a community based organization dedicated to educating, advocating and mobilizing workers, community members, and policy makers to create safe and healthy workplaces in Southern California.

QUETZAL: The music of East LA’s Quetzal is at once visceral and intellectual. It makes you move, it makes you sing, and it makes you think. Sometimes thought of as a rock band, its members draw from a much larger web of musical, cultural, and social engagement. On Imaginaries, they creatively combine shades of East L.A.’s soundscape, traditional son jarocho of Veracruz, salsa, R&B, and more to express the political and social struggle for self-determination and self-representation, which ultimately is a struggle for dignity. 12 tracks, 55 minutes, 40-page booklet with bilingual notes.

Quetzal won a Grammy for Best Latin Alternative, Urban, or
Rock Album, for Imaginaries, released on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings during the 55th Annual
Grammy® Awards.

Maya Jupiter: Born in Mexico to parents of Mexican and Turkish descent, Maya and her family immigrated to Australia when she was one. She released her first album Today in 2003 on Mother Tongues, the first ever label dedicated solely to women in hip-hop. Currently Maya presents and produces the “Black Beans, Brown Rice” Radio show on

Maya shared her passion for hip hop by running workshops with at-risk youth in Sydney’s south and west. In Los Angeles she volunteers with Peace Over Violence and Tiyya.

Today, Maya Jupiter remains an independent artist and recently teamed up with Quetzal Flores and Martha Gonzalez of Grammy Award winning, East Los Angeles rock band Quetzal and singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc to produce her second solo album, which is self-titled and available now on iTunes. The album is inspired by Son Jarocho and stays true to Maya’s blend of soul, dancehall, and hip-hop. Made up almost entirely of live instrumentation, including Mexican harps, tarimas, and jaranas, the album is a welcome relief from today’s over-processed sound. Maya’s lyrics are powerful, vibrant, and uplifting. Think Ms. Dynamite meets M.I.A.

$10 donation at the door and more info on the Facebook event.


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