Raise the Bay: In Her Voice

Speak Your Truth Presents

Raise the Bay: In Her Voice

AJ, The One, Art by KG, Elisa Shalom, FENATURE, Jada Imani, Majesticjune, Nancy Garcia, RYSE, Teana Boston, #WomenCrush Music, LaDy-SN3AK

Thu, January 10, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10

$15.50 Door Price (Day of Show)

Speak Your Truth presents its fourth event, "Raise the Bay: In Her Voice" on January 10, 2019. Raise the Bay will highlight female-identifying singer/songwriters and spoken word artists in the Bay Area.

All of the proceeds from this event (and all of our Speak Your Truth events) directly benefit our education programming, which aims to diversify the next generation of music industry professionals.

Speak Your Truth takes place every other month on our Tier One stage (the top tier of The UC Theatre), a 250 capacity nightclub space that provides a platform for emerging local artists to share their talents on stage. For more information, or to donate directly to the Speak Your Truth event series, please visit this page

Raise the Bay: In Her Voice
Speak Your Truth presents its fourth event, "Raise the Bay: In Her Voice" on January 10, 2019. Raise the Bay will highlight female-identifying singer/songwriters and spoken word artists in the Bay Area.

All of the proceeds from this event (and all of our Speak Your Truth events) directly benefit our education programming, which aims to diversify the next generation of music industry professionals.

Speak Your Truth takes place every other month on our Tier One stage (the top tier of The UC Theatre), a 250 capacity nightclub space that provides a platform for emerging local artists to share their talents on stage. For more information, or to donate directly to the Speak Your Truth event series, please visit this page.
Art by KG
Art by KG
Kristina Kamphuis, also known as KG, is a visual artist and founder of ArtBomb. Born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, she moved to the California in 2008 and has been based in the Bay Area since.

Growing up with a musician mother and artist father, art came to her naturally as a child and quickly evolved into a form of self-therapy to help her cope with trauma. Shortly after graduating high school in 2011, she began to consider art as a serious career, eventually getting her start in the event industry as an intern through The UC Theatre’s Concert Career Pathways program and member of the venue’s Youth Advisory Board.

Today, she does most of her creative work from home and is pursuing digital illustration and animation. In 2018, she organized the first ArtBomb event with help from her friends, as a joint effort to create a safe and uplifting space for female and QTPoC artists and creatives. She aims to grow the brand as a collective and donate ticket proceeds to a good cause with each event.
Elisa Shalom
Jada Imani
Majesticjune
Nancy Garcia
Nancy Garcia
Nancy Garcia, artist and founder of Artnmuseic, a self-made artistic business in Richmond, CA, provides and creates a safe place for all artists to express their artistic craft. Through dancing, modeling, fashion, vending, singing, rapping, visual art, performing arts, comedy, poetry, spoken word, etc. local upcoming artist's get a chance to share their art with each other and network.
RYSE
Sukari Wright

Berkeley born but Richmond raised, Sukari Wright is a Spoken word artist and writer. She is currently a senior in high school and has been performing since age 13. Wright has performed in various productions, as well as competed as one of the Grand Slam finalist at the 2014 Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam. #RaiseTheBay


Leeah Thomas

Raised by Richmond, CA, Leeah is both a performance poet and an aspiring book author. She has performed in events such as UC Berkeley’s Women of Color Conference, Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam, and performed for VAPA, the Visual Arts, and Performing Arts organization, amongst many others. #RaiseTheBay

Carol Luna

Carol, also known as Luna, is a graduating Senior from Making Waves Academy, who serves her community through writing the stories of her people and of her lived experience. She is passionate and full of life, and is excited for new opportunities to perform such as this one! #RaiseTheBay

Ciera-Jevae

Ciera-Jevae is a Spoken Word teaching artist who holds an MFA in Writing, and currently serves as Poet Laureate of Richmond, CA. She is passionate about equipping young folks with the tools to view their lived experience as primary text, and guiding them into their own liberation. It takes a village, and she is proud to be a maternal figure for the young people in her life. #RaiseTheBay
Teana Boston
#WomenCrush Music
Featuring Azuah, Smokeshow, and Little Spiral at The UC Theatre. #WomenCrush Music is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support rising women songwriters by hosting showcases, workshops & networking events, all while creating a safe community in each chapter, nationally & internationally.

Azuah -

Azuah’s music weaves roots in alternative folk and soul with a poet's sensibility and an unforgettable voice to create an infectious sound all her own. A Bay Area native, she has played all over the West Coast from the Roxy in Los Angeles to stages in Oakland and San Francisco. Known for her evocative lyrics and haunting melodies, Azuah captures the listener’s ear from first note to last strum with a sound that can only come from the depths of an old soul.


Smokeshow -


Ellie and Vivian met in the spring semester of their senior year of college on the set of a black box production of Spring Awakening (pictured above!). Ellie played upright and electric bass, and Vivian played Ilse. Vivian thought Ellie was cool because she doesn't wear shoes when she plays and she has a tattoo of a squid behind her ear.

After college, Vivian moved to LA and made an album.  When she finished it, she thought, “What am I doing here?” So she moved back to the Bay Area where she grew up. Meanwhile, Ellie pursued a career in advertising and also, eventually, thought "What am I doing here?" So she moved to SF to pursue a hodge-podge life as a writer/barista/dog-walker/whatever-helps-her-support-her-musical-dreams. 

In 2015, Vivian sent Ellie a fateful Facebook message a la "Let's play music together?!" and they've been making sweet tunes ever since.

Little Spiral -

@ Little Spiral @, a.k.a. Suzanne Yada, is a piano-pop singer-songwriter who writes at the intersection of technology and heart. She mixes her indie pop, classical, blues and electronic influences with her background in poetry, media and the internet to create clever little piano pop songs for the digital age. Fans of Tori Amos, Amanda Palmer, Mary Lambert, Fiona Apple and Regina Spektor will feel right at home in the @ Little Spiral @ galaxy.
LaDy-SN3AK
LaDy-SN3AK
Shakeea Thomawn Smith, (a.k.a. LaDy-Sn3ak), is a Singer, Rapper, and songwriter, from Oakland, CA. LaDy-Sn3ak’s unique voice, enthusiasm, and energy “sneaks up” on listeners when they least expect it! Her reputation as: “reserved with a powerful stage presence”, and her love for sneakers led several community members to discovering her stage name! LaDy-Sn3ak was born into a musically-gifted family. Her mother is a gospel singer and her father is a multitalented instrumentalist and vocalist. She was first introduced to music by her parents when she learned how to play the drums at home and sing at church. LaDy-Sn3ak began singing at age 5, dancing at age 8, and rapping at age 12. Her commitment to her craft is matched only by her work ethic.
Originally influenced by recording artists such as: Beyonce, Jasmine Sullivan, and Tupac Shakur; LaDy-Sn3ak draws inspiration from artists who have strong conviction in their ideas and beliefs. Her music transcends genres to include styles such as reggae, R&B, hip-hop, gospel and soul. Her work has been described as “brave and honest...that appeals to many audiences.” LaDy-Sn3ak aspires to release her debut album, tour internationally, and share her talents with other people in her community as an arts-educator.
Venue Information:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.theuctheatre.org/