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Omecihuatl (o-men, see-wat) refers to the dual masculine and feminine energies that exist as a whole within a female archetype. It is the fullness that we all encompass, the divine feminine energy that is in all male and female beings.
Omecihuatl Rising is an experimental stage show is a bridge between Asia’s indigenous and western musical upbringings. It is also an exploration of La Malinche, a controversial woman during the Spanish conquest in Mexico. Asia composed and directed Omecihuatl Rising to be a musical and visual environment that naturally brought together different indigenous and cultural artist from Denver, allowing for a fusion of jazz, free-jazz, classical, world percussion (Native American hand drums, Aztec/Mexica Huehuetl, Mayan water-drums and Japanese Taiko drums), modern dance, improvised painting and poetry. Here the countless representations of the Divine Feminine are explored, questioned and expressed.
The first contributors to Omecihuatl Rising:
bassist Toni Clair, writer/vocalist Kali Fajardo, dancer/painter Avalon Fajardo, vocalist/artist Amy Iwasaki, drummer Kimama Littlecloud, dancer/vocalist Eutimia Cruz Montoya, Taiko drummer Courtney Ozaki, trumpeter Randy Runyan, violinist Jen Sarkela, dancer Sarah Shavel, pianist Mike Smith and poet/hip-hop artist Molina Speaks.