Dj Cavem & Xiuhtezcatl Martinez


 

Biography


DJ Cavem 

Ietef aka Dj Cavem recently received his PhD Honorary Doctorate Degree in Urban Ecology from Denver Institute of Urban Studies and Adult College as well featured on The Rachel Ray Show, is an educator, emcee, personal vegan/raw food chef for NBA Player Wilson Chandler, producer, organic gardener, midwife, graffiti artists, Bboy yogi award winning environmental activist, the father of eco-hiphop and founder of Sprout that Life aka Going Green Living Bling, and co-founder of Culinary Concerts.  2014 Music Educator Grammy Nominated DJ Cavem was also featured in Oprah Magazine, Yes! Magazine, & has now released his new juicer with Champion on the Sway in the Morning show

Educating over 20k for over 17 years with inner-city children on the topics to include urban/ancient agriculture, farming, fresh food access, organic gardening, hip hop yoga, and plant based eatingHe is co-author of the upcoming book Damn Near Raw- The Freshest Vegan Cookbook Ever. His new single entitled, “Hybrid Lex”, sparks the subject around air pollution off his next album, entitled “Eco-Twerk” coming soon. His recent video on Huffington Post received over 20M views, and also been featured by Fortune, TEDx Manhattan, performing at the White House and Staring in the documentary film called From Gangs to Gardens. A short documentary that premiered at The Hollywood Film Festival, and was nominated for the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA), and also retrieved distribution on Fubu Tv and Virgin Airlines. Dj Cavem was also featured in Joes Cross’s new film, “The Kids Menu”, which can be streamed on Netflix.

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.

Curriculum:
Recipes for Resistance – a Culinary Climate Action workshop that:
  • highlights the power of organic plant-based foods nutritionally, and musically with our Plant Based-Records patented technology, which turns fresh produce into live instruments by touch
  • how to reduce our carbon footprint by sourcing food locally reducing wastes
  • how to grow communities through soil regeneration

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

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, JourneyHis 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.