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Fri, Jun 09


Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos Inc

鉁婐煆解湂馃徏鉁婐煆锯湂馃徔 Black & Brown Unity - Poetic Hip-Hop Showcase @ Barrios Unidos Santa Cruz

Come & witness Hector the Alchemist in person facilitating a showcase on the intersectional roots of poetry & hip-hop for Black & Brown Unity. Merch such as books, T shirts, and albums will be for sale!

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鉁婐煆解湂馃徏鉁婐煆锯湂馃徔 Black & Brown Unity - Poetic Hip-Hop Showcase @ Barrios Unidos Santa Cruz
鉁婐煆解湂馃徏鉁婐煆锯湂馃徔 Black & Brown Unity - Poetic Hip-Hop Showcase @ Barrios Unidos Santa Cruz

Time & Location

Jun 09, 2023, 5:30 PM

Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos Inc, 1817 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, USA

About the Event

🥳 MY BIRTHDAY IS MAY 2! You're invited to join my giveaway!

at just $5 an entry you'll get entered to win a free 45 minute Creative Clarity Coaching session with me! The winner will be announced at the end of the event :)

Here鈥檚 some ways to enter:

- Tier 1: get a donation ticket for at least $5-$30+

Note: Any single donations of $4.99 or under will not count towards a giveaway entry.

- Tier 2: (VIP) Alchemic Activation Bonus - $33.33

Obtain exclusive materials from the sacred text that inspired my 3 month Alchemic Activation Apprenticeship coaching program, "Ghosts in the Dreamscape"! 🌀鉁 emailed to you before the event!

This package includes the following:

- FREE scheduled 30 min Clarity Call 聽📞聽

🧘🏽鈥嶁檪锔 Full access to ALCHEMIC ACTIVATION Prezi presentation聽

🪷 how to ultrabloom a lotus from your mouth": a guided metaphysical visual spell to activate your creative flow

🌀 exclusive screenshots of the Alchemic Activation light codes聽

Enter the Giveaway:聽

And if you鈥檙e looking for DEEP Creative Clarity, Alchemic Activation, & Transformation鈥

The first three people to donate at this tier or higher聽will get 20% ($300) off my 3 month coaching program - the Alchemic Activation Apprenticeship (AAA)!

the AAA is a 3-month deep-dive journey designed to help you unlock your intuitive powers via dreamwork.

🧘🏽鈥嶁檪锔廤ith this Creative Clarity Coaching program, you will learn how to alchemize your creative writing to attract abundance and free yourself from creative blockages.

🌀You'll experience intuitive exercises to strengthen the bond between your conscious and unconscious. With this, you can step into your creative vision like a lucid dream while awake to activate your creative fl ow.

🪷This program isn't just about creative writing - it's about unearthing your true self and your unique creative voice. This shows up to activate your presence as a healer, therapist, facilitator, and much more!

🌌The value of how you'll transform in this program is priceless, and the investment is just a fraction of what you'll save in time and energy.

Don't let uncertainty hold you back from your creative potential.聽

🧙🏽 Unearth the alchemy of e ffortless creative writing today!聽

Tier 3: (VIP)聽ONE Discounted 20 minute Creative Clarity Coaching call - $111

😩Are you tired of struggling to tap into your creative flow? Do you feel like your creative writing lacks that special spark?

🤩Imagine being able to effortlessly tap into your intuition for inspired creative clarity that captivates your audience.

🌀You'll learn how to "alchemize" your dreams into a "dreamscape", allowing you to transform your creative flow into a vivid lucid dream while awake. This utilizes exclusive light language codes & dreamwork exercises from my channeled sacred text, 鈥淕hosts in the Dreamscape鈥.


I'm truly honored to host this event with The Blacker the Brain! For any questions please feel free to DM me on IG @hector.the.alchemist or email

About Me:

I鈥檓 H茅ctor F. Casta帽eda (Dog Days Are Over); published writer, HRDRV (鈥渉ard drive鈥) award-nominated songwriter, intuitive creative clarity coach, producer, audio engineer, graphic artist, musician, host of the Strange Alchemy podcast and more. Poetry is my spellwork for my creativity to bloom. I'm based in Ohlone territory (East Side San Jos茅) with a loving family of immigrants. My multifaceted performance features an intuitive decolonial blend of poetry, song, and music to invoke divine alchemic messaging. Rooted in my Temoaya H帽ah帽u (鈥溍盿h-脩OO鈥) and Otom铆 (鈥渙h-toe-ME鈥) lineage, I center the neurodivergent queering of language and form for Brown people of global majority (people of color).

I鈥檓 a shapeshifting chameleon night owl bellowing into the oceanic void, constantly phoenixing the architecture of my body. My writing and musical themes often touch on intuition, ancestral energy, linguistics, surrealism, religion, color, organized chaos, metaphysicality, (in)harmony, philosophy, queerness, biology, marginalized bodies, the rewritten and unwritten.聽聽

My latest book Strange Alchemy is a 100 page multimedia book featuring alchemic poetry, writing prompts, song lyrics, and 鈥渞ealchemized鈥 renditions of my earliest works.聽

鈥淢y body is not a temple, it鈥檚 something more divine鈥

鈥淚 am every nothing that brought me here鈥

鈥淚 just need a breaking so graceful / you鈥檇 think I planned how I鈥檇 be reborn鈥

With 聽鈥淪TRANGE ALCHEMY鈥, you鈥檙e not just buying a book. You鈥檙e investing in your personal alchemic activation of your creativity. This book is nearly TEN YEARS聽in the making, including rewritten pieces since I was thirteen years old.聽

Activation and growth are always possible.

鈥淗e鈥檚 a poetic shaman鈥 again, he conjures, he CONJURES his poetry鈥 it鈥檚 something he pulls out of an ether and then says 鈥榶o, here鈥. When he reads his pieces he goes somewhere else鈥β 鈥楥ause it鈥檚 not from this physical realm. He summons his pieces, he doesn鈥檛 write them.鈥澛 - Kheneil Black, @poetrybattles host聽

I鈥檝e competed in the 2021 Stonewall International Poetry Slam, and featured in various shows including Word Is Write (鈥21), The Berkeley Slam (鈥19-22), Speaking Axolotl (Nomadic Press 鈥21), Tongues of Fire (Canada 鈥21), Loud Mouth Jam (鈥20-22}, and the 2019 UCSC Queer Fashion Show. I鈥檝e been published in the Mercury News (2016), La Ra铆z Magazine (鈥22-鈥23), various zines (鈥淭he Radical Zine Vol. 2鈥 with The Resource Center for Nonviolence in 鈥19, 鈥淟issen鈥 Vol. 1鈥 Queer Slam zine in 鈥20, Loud Mouth Poetry Jam鈥檚 鈥淒ia de Las Po茅ticas鈥 in 鈥20), Silicon Valley Youth Climate Team (鈥19), Californians for Justice (鈥16-17), Rigorous Magazine (鈥20), UCSC Food & Garden Guide (鈥20 & 鈥21) and (鈥20). I鈥檝e been interviewed by: acclaimed rapper Noa James for his 鈥5 on Love鈥 IG Live Series (鈥23), York Campbell for Welcome to Earth Stories (鈥22; FKA Poetic Earthlings), Michael Jasso for Loud Mouth Poetry Jam, Imogen Arate for the award-winning Poets & Muses podcast, ADVISS Music (鈥22), Sabrina B. for Experimental Audio Scene (鈥22) and the Tizzy & Wayne Coffee Show. (鈥20-22)

To join my Alchemist community, experience my website at DOGDAYSMUSIC.COM and sign up for my newsletter. You can follow me on Instagram at @dogdaysareover_hectorc. My multimedia poetry book 鈥淪trange Alchemy鈥 and merch are available for purchase on Etsy at You can schedule a free Clarity Call at . Become a monthly Patreon donor for early exclusive access to writing prompts, unreleased manuscripts, and song demos on All of my socials and links are available at .


  • 30 minutes

    馃帄 celebrating my bday: icebreakers & games!

  • 5 minutes

    馃帳 Live Performance Teaser from Hector the Alchemist

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  • Free / Donation ($0-30+)

    Pay what you want

  • Merch Pre-Order: Shirt 馃憵

    Don鈥檛 wanna miss out on merch? Pay before the show!

  • Merch Pre-Order: Music Album馃幍

  • Merch Pre-Order: Poetry Book馃摍




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