Dj Cavem & Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
2014 Music Educator Award Grammy nominee and international recording artist, Dj Cavem is an O.G. (organic gardener) educator, emcee, deejay, BBoy, award-winning activist, midwife, vegan chef and founder of Going Green Living Bling. He has dedicated his work to transforming the minds and health of children and his community using hip hop as a platform of communication.
Recently featured in Spirituality and Health Magazine, Mother Nature Network, Huffington Post, Food Star HipHop, Grist, Tuja Wellness, The Scavenger, The Kitchen Mix, Tree Hugger Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Stanford Medical Scope, and Yes! Magazine for his Ted Talk , and album,The Produce Section, which is an award winning curriculum introducing the subjects of Organic Gardening and Food Justice. His curriculum has been utilized in inner-city schools, as well as Universities such as Georgetown, where he recently lectured. His recent project “Brown Rice and Broccoli” with his summer camp students in collaboration with Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver was also recognized by Oprah. The music video was a healthy response to the song “Hot Cheetos and Takis”, released earlier in 2013 by Y.N. Rich Kids. His recent appearances include the International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference w/ Bryant Terry, Sam Kass, and Rick Balis (Chicago), SASFS Conference (Denver, CO), Raw Living Expo (Thousand Oaks, CA), Jubilee Yoga Festival, Dreamforce
2014, Hollywood film Festival 2014, Tedx Mile High and more.
He has a short documentary called “From Gangs to Gardens” directed by JLove Calderon in which the film was officially selected and premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival 2014. The film had sold out seats, and was attended by celebrity guests Rainbeau Mars, Ron Finley, Michael Karlin, and Harry Belafonte’s daughter with a standing ovation.
He has performed with Wyclef Jean, B.o.B, Heiroglyphics, The Wailers, Raheem Devaughn, Gil Scott Heron, 2Chainz, Dead Prez, Mos Def, Rakim, Quest Love, Public Enemy, Russell Simmons, De La Soul, Camp Lo, Rainbeau Mars, and Wu Tang Clan to name a few.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 17-year-old climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement.
He and his team the Earth Guardians believe that today’s youth are the future and the present. They know that the choices made right now will have a lasting impact on the world of tomorrow. People―young and old―are asking themselves what they can do to ensure a positive, just and sustainable future.
Xiuhtezcatl has been on the frontlines of climate activism since he was six years old. He has worked throughout his childhood to get them to wake up and take action. He gives presentations on fracking and climate change in schools and conferences nationally. His work on climate change has led him to become a youth plaintiff against the United States for failing to protect the atmosphere. To support this litigation, Xiuhtezcatl met with representatives from all three branches of government working to garner support and create a climate recovery plan based on NASA scientist James Hansen’s work. Over eighty members of congress, including the Congressional Progressive Caucus, publicly support the youth delegation.
In 2012, Xiuhtezcatl was one of the youngest speakers at the RIO+20 United Nations Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He spoke on UN panels and side events, and had the honor of lighting the sacred fire with indigenous elders from Brazil. He is traveling and initiating international Earth Guardian crews around the globe to fulfill the Earth Guardians mission with crews in Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Mexico, and Brazil.
Xiuhtezcatl is a piano composer and has recorded his first album, Journey. His music was first used in the documentary Trust Colorado which was shown in over 100 cities worldwide and received the 2012 Best Environmental Film Documentary of the Year. He also writes and performs original message-driven rap music to inspire and educate his peers through performances. He wrote and produced the Earth Guardians new album, Generation RYSE.
Xiuhtezcatl’s first book, We Rise is available for order now.