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Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid Featuring Sage & Cedar and DJ Siyah

January 20 from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm


Join us in the OMCA Amphitheater for a healing musical evening of Afro-Indigenous hip hop beats by Sage & Cedar.

Program Schedule: 

5–8 pm – Off the Grid Service (10th Street)

5–7 pm – Music by DJ Siyah (Amphitheater)

7–8:30 pm – Live musical performance by Sage & Cedar (Amphitheater)

Join us in the OMCA Amphitheater for a healing musical evening of Afro-Indigenous beats by hip hop duo, Sage & Cedar, starting at 7 pm.

Sage & Cedar is made up of AshEl SeaSunZ Eldridge, and Ietef “ DJ Cavem” Vita. Together, they will take you through a musical journey: from medicinal music created with the acoustic ngoni, a traditional West African stringed instrument, to spoken word and prayerformance (prayer + performance) to conscious reggae and hip hop over booming beats.

About Sage & Cedar

AshEL SeaSunZ Eldridge is Chicago born, living in Oakland by way of NY, and of West African/Blackfoot ancestry. AshEL has been working intentionally with various shamanic practices since 2005. Their work in ceremonial leadership includes Dagrara divinatory and ancestral healing, Japanese spiritual purification, and Galactic Language Activation/soul cleansing via Tian Gong. Solestial Church is not only a community of medicine music, but a movement for soul restoration, the re-indigenization of our world, and the liberation of humanity. As Co-founder and Co-Director of Essential Food and Medicine , they re-indigenize the community’s relationship to land, food and medicine working with the houseless, reservations, and incarcerated.

Dr. Ietef “DJ Cavem” Vita is a Grammy-nominated music educator, father of eco-hip hop, Co-founder of “Plantega,” and a celebrity vegan chef with a Ph.D. in Urban Ecology. Seen in Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary, Ice on Fire, this “Thrillist Hero award” winner was mentioned in Forbes, Oprah & People for songs about climate action & food justice. His 2022 EP, KONCRETE GARDEN, is an interactive organic seed pack album that includes a QR code and growing instructions to spur listeners into action in urban farming. 

About DJ Siyah

After falling in love with linguistics through music at the age of 5, Siyah Ndawela Mgoduka has been diving deep into a wide variety of music ever since. From Hip Hop and RnB, to Jazz and Neo Soul to House, Electro, Kwiato, and Future Kwaito, his hunt for music does not stop there. With a decade of DJ experience, Siyah Ndawela Mgoduka understands when it’s necessary to let “the plan” fade away once the mood takes over. His international travel and South African roots are undeniable as he takes you through a journey from the streets of Cape Town, to the nightclubs of Berlin, and the iconic backdrop of Brooklyn. Dare you to dance harder than he does.

Accessibility The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is committed to providing programs that are accessible, welcoming, and inclusive of our community. Assistive listening devices and wheelchairs are available for checkout on a first come, first served basis at the Ticketing Desk. To request other accommodations, like American Sign Language (ASL), Cantonese, Spanish or another language interpreter, please email [email protected] at least three weeks before the event.

About Friday Nights:

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, and Off the Grid food trucks. Take advantage of late-night access to our galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket.

Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid is proudly supported by Bank of America.


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