Musician and Performance Artist Performing at Saturday Night @ CIIS

From Blues to Son, to Funk to Poetry, MamaCoAtl has worked the stage from San Francisco to Cusco, from Performance Art and Installation to Butoh, Ritual, Musical Theater, and Cabaret. As a multidisciplinary Artivist She has curated ceremonies to heal the Amazonic River Mother of God at the border of Bolivia-Brazil-Peru, concerts for peace in communities affected by femicide along Mexico's highways and healing days at the corner of Mission and 16th Street. She has presented her work at Theater Artaud, participated in the San Francisco International Festival, La Pena Cultural center, Brava Theater (SF), released her cd BorderCrossingdiosa at El Zocalo (Meixco City), developed work for Coricancha Museum (Cusco). She has shared the stage with mentors Judy Grahn and Nina Serrano, political Trovadours Holly Near and Melanie D' Moore, Nicaraguan vocalist Isabel III (Mitote Jazz) as well as world renown Mexican Composers David Haro and Fernando Delgadillo. Her teachers and mentors include Curator Rene Yañez, Theater genius Augusto Boal, Butoh Artists, Hiroko Tamano and Diego Piñon. Blessed by a mayoral proclamation, MamaCoAtl began curating the first International Day for the Elimination of Violence toward Women and Girls in the United States, in 2006. She is the current organizer of MAPP the Mission Area Performance Proyect; a bimonthly arts extravaganza that takes place in the Mission district for the purpose of finding common ground in diversity. She holds a MA degreee in Women Spirituality with emphasis in Performance Activism and and MFA in Creative Inquiry from New College of California. She is also a Reiki Master and Absolute Balance Mastery practitioner. Her fusing of art, healing shamanic practices and social justice makes her a popular speaker in Universities and community colleges when it comes to human rights, femicide and the reviving of ancestral ways of healing.

MamaCoAtl joins Jovelyn Richards, Judy Jordan, Kelly Lydick, and Amy Reed a for a performance at CIIS on Saturday, February 13