YXYFThe City of Santa Fe and Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Fe, in collaboration with the SFIS Spoken Word Team, Warehouse 21, & Youth Media Project launch the 1st annual YouthxYouthFest!

YouthxYouthFest is a three-day festival displaying the talent and creativity of Santa Fe’s young artists. Featuring poetry, music, storytelling, art and design, YouthxYouthFest offers a rare opportunity for Santa Fe teens to share high quality work and inspiration with their peers and the City at large. All events are from 6-10 p.m.

On April 24, the festival opens with The Santa Fe Indian School’s Spoken Word Team presenting a show of their unique performance poetry, centered in indigenous philosophies and incorporating Native languages, songs, and dances.

Fashioned after Youth Media Project’s Audio Revolution! radio broadcast, area youth will bring their talents to the stage, offering an evening of storytelling, hip hop, monologues, radio dramas, and music performances on April 25. This showcase will feature students from multiple Youth Media Project (YMP) programs, for a holistic view into the breadth of YMP’s work with young people. YMP is also collaborating with EarthCare on a visual art display that correlates with the spoken word aspects of the show.

The festival closes with a BATTLE for Bands, Singer Songwriters, Hip Hop/Rap and DJ’s ages 13-20 organized by Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Fe and Warehouse 21 on April 26. All events will take place at Warehouse 21 in the Railyard District, Santa Fe’s award-winning teen arts and culture center, which will also host D20 – An Art Show, with works by Noah Einar Wingren and friends. This exhibition will be featured nightly until May 4, 2013.
“YouthxYouthFest offers the community a way to support multiple organizations serving youth. This festival will give youth performers the chance to recognize one another’s talents and be recognized for their creative work over the year.” Gabriel Rima, Mentor and Outreach Coordinator, Youth Media Project

For more information, contact Tamara Bates at 505-819-1251 or

To download the Press Release for YouthxYouthFest 2013, click here.

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