Opening Reception

April 15th @ 7pm PST

Indigenous Fusion w/Mignon Geli & Mountain Lion Padilla

Mignon Geli

Mignon Geli is a native San Franciscan (Mestiza: Waray, Llongo, Spanish) currently living in the Sierra Foothills on Nisenan land. She plays traditional and contemporary music on Native-style flutes and drums. She is a volunteer radio broadcaster on KFOK Community Radio, one of the organizers of the Global Indigenous People’s Village at California WorldFest, a traveling muscian with the Buffalo Field Campaign, a member of the El Dorado County Indian Council, Inc., and is on the planning committee of Alcatraz Indians of All Tribes. 

Goodshield Aguilar is a Turtle Island Native Oglala Lakota and Pasqua Yoeme heritage.  His styles range from traditional drumming and singing, to acoustic melodies with spoken word, to funky dance grooves to hard rock. He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing drums, guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, piano, and flute. He is best known for his solo acoustic performances, strumming an acoustic guitar while pounding on a bass drum with his foot and belting out Indigenous chants, singing, and spoken word.  At other times, one might catch him playing with a full band called, 7th GENERATION RISE, comprised of other, like minded Indigenous friends/fellow musicians.

Mountain Lion Padilla is a percussionist, writer, and legislative advocate.  He lives in Sacramento California.