URBAN x INDIGENOUS is an annual community arts convergence centered on decolonization, reindigenization, and healing through visual and literary art, installations, performances, panel discussions, and workshops. UxI IV: Unite the Tribes seeks to re-commune, reconnect, and reorganize our urban-indigenous family, as we reclaim our belonging to our lands, our ancestors, and each other.   

Performing Artists
Boondock Squad
Javier Stell-Fresquez
Daniel Arizmendi AKA Snowflake Towers
Erina Alejo
Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho
Joy Cosculluela
Tomoko Hiraoka
Molly Krost
Krisha Hernández
Get Free
A Stage of Our Own (Toni Pasion, Leilani Banday, Leah Ramos, Abe Lagrimas Jr.)

Visual Artists

Diyan Bukobomba
Atieno Nyar Kasagam
Keith Secola
Lehua Taitano
Lisa Jarrett
Natani Notah
Seneca Kern
Natasha Tamate Weiss
Eva Louise Grant
Aishwarya Vardhana
Kayan Cheung-Miaw
Lynn Luzano Bryant
Morgan Johnson
Kaitlyn Evangelista
Kristian Kabuay
Anna Glinoga
Michael Viduya
Cristine Blanco
Audrey Mei Yi Brown
Annakai Hayawaka Geshlider
Louisa Songco
Diana Li
Chris Marin
Charles Jean-Pierre


H.O.L.Y. (Hate Often Loves You) City

UxI: Unite the tribes features the World Premiere performance of H.O.L.Y. (Hate Often Loves You) City

H.O.L.Y. (Hate Often Loves You) CITY is an investigation of what it means to cultivate “sanctuary” in the sanctuary city (San Francisco/Yelamu). It takes an uncomfortably intimate look at the violence against people of color and how we keep ourselves/one another “safe.” We invoke ritual, performance, and community gatherings to bring light to these often overlooked stories and give voice to the ones who now watch over us.

H.O.L.Y. (Hate Often Loves You) CITY is a project envisioned and led by artistic director of URBAN x INDIGENOUS - Sammay Dizon. Collaborating artists include Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho (Sound Designer), Solitaire Miguel (Video Designer), Del Medoff (Lighting Designer), Baltazar Dasalla (Costume Designer), Keisha Turner (Performing Artist), Raúl Torres-Bonilla (Performing Artist), Jose Abad (Performing Artist), and Gabriel De Leon (Performing Artist)

Artist Bio:

URBAN x INDIGENOUS (UxI) is a multi-disciplinary, inter-generational convening of artists, activists, incubators, scholars, and community members to honor our ancestors in a society which is driven by the act of leaving them behind. Envisioned in 2015 by hip hop dance artist and indigenous arts advocate, Samantha “SAMMAY” Dizon, this event invites the next generation of movers, shakers, and believers to remember those who lived before us so that we may breathe in the life force of today.



Early Bird (May 15-31)
Single Day $25 | Full Weekend Access $40

General Presale (June 1-15)
Single Day $30 | Full Weekend Access $50


For more info visit: urbanxindigenous.wordpress.com

View this year's Featured Conversations: https://urbanxindigenous.wordpress.com/2018/01/19/uxi-unite-the-tribes-call-for-performance-submissions/

Learn more about H.O.L.Y. CITY:

Follow UxI on Instagram! @urbanxindigenous


As an event that is put together for and by community artists, it is one of our goals to make UxI + H.O.L.Y. CITY truly sustainable endeavors. To make this goal into a reality, please consider donating to our crowdfunding campaign!


Photo: Baltazar Jonnell Dasalla

June 16, 2018 at 12:00pm - June 17, 2018
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
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$35.00 USD · Purchase tickets
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