AUDIOPHARMACY VS. AUDIOPHARMACY PRESCRIPTIONS
Audiopharmacy is a Bay Area based live music ensemble that uses globally infused indigenous hip - hop to inspire social change.
Founded in year 2000 by multi - instrumentalist / producer / turntablist - Teao Sense, the band has evolved and grown into an international movement. Core members include Teao Sense, Love / Speak, Ras K' Dee, Desirae Harp, The Cardinal Project, and more. Audiopharmacy combines Indigenous traditions, conscious hip-hop, soulful poetics & technical lyricism with global musical genres, live instrumentation, turntablism, and electronics. For over 17 years, Audiopharmacy has used its musical platform to reflect on humanity’s struggles and triumphs to cultivate healing, unity and harmony.
Internationally, the band has taken the stage at festivals, concert halls, clubs, cultural centers, orphanages, and schools in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, France, UK, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Samoa, New Zealand (Aotearoa), Fiji, Solomon Islands, Ecuador, Morocco, Oman, Cyprus, Tanzania, and Zanzibar. They have also collaborated and/or shared stages with Immortal Technique, Kaytranada, Bomba Estereo, Bruno Mars, Aradhna (NZ), Swiss (NZ), Dead Prez, Goapele, DJ Quest, Maya Azucena, Shing02 (Japan), the Kirtaniyas, Nyorah (Virgin Islands), Kunokini (Indonesia), Living Legends, Dr. Oop, Climbing PoeTree, Dancing Earth (Indigenous dance company), VOU (Fiji), Sharzy (Soloman Islands), Blackalicious, the Coup, and Kool Keith, to name a few.
In addition to music industry events, Audiopharmacy has also toured as music and cultural ambassadors globally, and has successfully fostered cross-cultural understanding through live concerts, intimate jam sessions, and leading hip-hop, music, and cultural workshops. On March 19, 2013, the band received a mayoral proclamation from the City & County of San Francisco for artistic excellence, the promotion of cross-cultural understanding abroad, and representing the values of the San Francisco Bay Area.
The "Audiopharmacy Live Ensemble" is a part of the "Audiopharmacy Prescriptions International Artivist Collective" - a culturally diverse, grass-roots artivist collective and independent record label. The AP Collective was officially founded in 2001 when the band grew to include live painters, dancers, activists, poets, journalists, illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, film makers, educators, event producers and natural medicine practitioners. The AP Collective believes in the power of love, collaboration, and socially-conscious artistic offerings to support the healing of Pachamama and the harmony of all beings.
So grateful for FNX, KVCR, and NPR for giving us the opportunity to discuss what indigeneity means to us, our new projects, and the importance of representation in mass media.
Giving thanx to FNX, the NPR (National Public Radio) Sister station KVCR PBS TV 24 / NPR Radio 91.9 and www.kvcrnews.org.
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