Siteseeing with Vyal and Recon in Las Cruces, NM 2021

I recently had the pleasure of painting this beautiful #southwestwildstyle collaborative piece with the homie Vyal One from #losAngeles along with Recon from LC by way of Oakland and now Puerto Rico! This build use to house the west end art depot, a artists coop but failed to meet a medium with the city… thank you Derrick and Sara from Hoodride for your continued support for the Las Cruces graffiti scene and getting great footage!

Music by Waterockers Pushingbuttons

“Site Seeing” with Vyal One

“Abya Yala: Indigenous Freeways”

Putting the Continent Back Together

Albuquerque’s newest mural envisions a brighter world

Karie Luidens or https://linktr.ee/southwest_ness

Walls often serve to divide people.

For the visionaries of NSRGNTS, however, walls can also bring people together.

The art collective recently unveiled their latest mural at HomegrowNM Trading Post, on the corner of Central Avenue and Morningside Drive SE. “Abya Yala: Indigenous Freeways” depicts a single continuous landscape from south to north, united by an overarching rainbow.

“A lot of people, nowadays, when they think of borders, they think that borders are protecting us,” says Votan Ik, who founded NSRGNTS just over 20 years ago.

As he sees it, however, border enforcement fundamentally harms the land, fosters exploitation, and sows conflict.

“That is not something that we as Indigenous people of this continent have executed, right?” he says.

“Borders are still a very new concept,” adds Leah Lewis, Ik’s partner and fellow NSRGNTS activist.

Seeking to share their vision of an undivided continent, Ik and Lewis teamed up with local artist Saba to design the “Abya Mala” mural, supported by a grant from the Native Health Initiative.

Read more of this story at https://medium.com/southwestness/putting-the-continent-back-together-63ffd8ec3994 by Karie Luidens of #TheSouthwestness

Artists Votan Ik, Leah Lewis, and Saba unveiled the mural “Abya Yala: Indigenous Freeways” on May 22. Photo courtesy of NSRGNTS
The mural’s southern end features a Maya temple, smiling saguaro, and boy wearing a jaguar headdress with Kawaii-style eyes. Photos by Karie Luidens
Pueblo girl
The mural’s north end features a Pueblo girl alongside an adobe Sabahut complex. Photos by Karie Luidens
The finished mural beams with smiles behind the artists who designed it: Saba with his wife Shawna and two children (left), and Votan Ik and Leah Lewis with their son (right). Photo courtesy of NSRGNTS

Sabahuts Arrowsoul on Canvas for 17th Annual Breaking Hearts BBoy Jam in Burque, New Mexico

**17th Annual Breakin Hearts**
Education | Competition | Reflection
4 Day Event

Day 1:
Thursday Feb. 21st
The Sandbar Brewery
4100 San Mateo Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87110
9-12PM | Open Cyphers
**Free Event | 21+ only**
King/Queen of the cypher award
DJ Spunj-IBK (NM)
DJ Beeso- (NM)

Day 2:
Friday Feb. 22nd
**Free Workshops**
ABQ Vibes | 5:30-8:30PM
120 Madeira Dr Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87108
House Dance:
5:30PM w/Cloudface-FOF/XFRX (NM)
Breakin Class:
6:30PM w/Nato Rock-Flava Pheenz (NM)
Locking Class:
7:30PM w/Wae Fonkey- XFRX (NM)

MC/DJ Battle
Moonlight Lounge
120 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
9-12PM | 21+only | $5/door
DJ Element | Dance Party | Open Cyphers
1 on 1 MC Battle $100
Judged by Artson
1 on 1 DJ Scratch Battle $100
(Bring your own needles)
Judged by: DJ Element

Day 3:
**Main Event**
Saturday Feb. 23rd
El Rey Theater
622 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
12-10PM | All Ages
$20/door or $15 presale
Hosted by:
Shuga Shane-XFRX/UHF
Speed One

DJ’s:
Element-Freestyle Session/Knucklhead Zoo (AZ)
Randy B-FOF/XFRX (AZ/NM)
BZ Beats-Full Force (NV)

Categories:
3 VS 3 Breakin Battle $900.00
Judges:
Artson- Style Elements/XFRX (CA)
Erik- Soulshiftez/Circle of Fire (AZ)
Nate Killa Robot-F2D/XFRX (AZ)

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2.
3.

2 VS 2 Freestyle Dance Battle $600.00
Judges:
Wae Fonkey-XFRX (NM)
Mr.Mrvl-XFRX/Majestic Floor Warriors (NM)
LexBoogie-TigerStyle (NM)

1. Monks of Funk-(Da Leo & Zebrapants )
Beijing & San Francisco
2.
3.

1 VS 1 Popping Battle $300.00
MP Art-Culture Geist (NV/CA)
Shok Raw- Funny Bones/Space Invaders (NM)
Spunj-IBK (NM)

1. Raybeez (NM)
2. Freekay- (NM)
3. Dough Boogie (NM) Funny Bones Crew

BeatBox Battle
People Champ

Blackbook Contest
Canvas Art Contest
Judged by: Roc-UKS

Performances by:
Def-I & Artson
KBenally/LETSJUSB
Gravity

**Breakin Hearts Official After Party**
El Rey Theater (Upstairs)
622 Central Ave SW
$10 or Free w/Breakin Hearts Wristband
10-1PM | 21+only
DJ’s: MrMrvl & BZ Beats

Day4:
Sunday Feb, 24th
**Free Workshops**
ABQ Vibes | 12-3PM
120 Madeira Dr Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Breakin Classes:
12PM w/Erik-Soulshifterz/Circle of Fire (AZ)
1PM w/Artson-Style Elements/XFRX (CA)
Popping Class:
2PM w/MP Art-Culture Geist (NV/CA)

1 VS 1 Breakin Battle $100
5-8PM | $5 | All Ages
DJ: Cloudface- FOF/XFRX (NM)
Judges:
Shuga Shane- XFRX/UHF (NM)
Soula- Chicago Tribe/Zia Queens (IL)
Smallz- (NM)

EDUCATION | COMPETITION | REFLECTION

8th Annnual Illegal Art Show: Martial Wall in Las Cruces, New Mexico

May 10th-12th, 2019

Save the date and stay tuned for line-ups and schedules of this years #illegalArtShow and #Pictograff #Arrowsoul #Warprayer

Vendors and Gallery space limited contact Barricade Culture Shop or barricadecultureshop@gmail.com

Presale Tshirts $10 DM size and name.

Bastard Bucket Art Show feat. Ceschi | Chisme | Faceless | Zyme One | DJ Moke

https://www.facebook.com/events/1840593889515019/

CESCHI RAMOS is a rapper and singer from Connecticut who has been hopping genres and spilling guts for the better part of two decades. He has been seen outside venues at 3am in Germany playing an acoustic guitar and singing to people that didn’t want the show to end. He has written poems to fans from behind bars whilst locked up on bogus marijuana charges. He has suffered a spiral fracture of the humerus while arm wrestling a marine in Hawaii. He has recorded with and toured alongside some of independent rap music’s most influential figures, including Sage Francis, Busdriver and Astronautalis. He has been in bands described as hardcore, crunk rap, lo-fi synth pop, Latin progressive and psych-jazz-rap. He has crafted abstracted and personal narratives mining the depths of depression and heights of hope. He has slept on countless floors when hotels weren’t in the touring budget and lost girlfriends and jobs all for the love of creating and performing.
www.ceschimusic.com

CHISME
https://fakefour.bandcamp.com/album/nada-tengo
WOAR2
https://soundcloud.com/woar2
ZYME ONE
https://goo.gl/Oo3BOC
DJ MOKE
https://soundcloud.com/dls-moke

LIVE ART BY
SOURSOL
KIDK
EL PODRIDO
SABA

BASTARD BUCKET ART SHOW
Art from over 20 artists from the southwest region that are still on “vacation” and have not yet picked up these beautiful pieces. So come out and help them find homes or claim and try to sell them! There are over 100 pieces!

ALL AGES
8PM
$10

Arrowsoul Mural at Western New Mexico University 2015

WNMU Mural by SABA

PRESS:
http://themustang.wnmu.edu/2015/11/11/arrowsoul/

Good times traveling with the fam in our beautiful state! Thank you Native American Club of Western New Mexico University in Silver City and faculty that helped to create a presence of Indigenous Spirit in and around this institution. We had a great time inspiring the creative nature in all of us! Shout out to my dude Vicente Partido for taking the time to write this article! I was actually raised in Farmington, New Mexico and come from both Navajo and Jemez roots. Blessing and love to my family preparing for feast day tomorrow! We’ll be thinking of you!