Our Story

Sacred Voices is a Denver-based, BIPOC+, youth-focused organization that was founded in 2004.
Originally known as Cafe Cultura, Sacred Voices has worked tirelessly to accomplish its mission.

Our Mission:
Sacred Voices promotes unity and healing among Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC+) communities through creative expression while empowering youth to find their voice, power, and become leaders in their communities.

What We Do

Sacred Voices hosts an open mic every month at Denver Open Media. It is the only open mic in town that is focused on youth.

We also conduct culturally engaging spoken word/poetry workshops for students in the Denver Metro area. These workshops teach students the power of their voice as well as the power of their racial identity and sexuality.


Meet The Team


Astin Lopez
Co-Executive Director

Astin Lopez is a musician, writer, worker, and sound engineer currently living in Denver, Colorado. He has a BS in Music from the University of Colorado Denver. His music is focused on isolation, depression, and the struggles of modern society. He is the Director of Media for Sacred Voices. He produces and organizes all of Sacred Voices' Open Mics, as well as manages Sacred Voices' online presence. Astin is also a freelance songwriter and audio technician writing music for local shows such as Circus Foundry and providing audio expertise to Abiding Hope Church.


Briannah Hill
Co-Executive Director

Briannah Hill, a.k.a ArtsyQ, identifies as a Blaqueer [Black & Queer] Nonbinary individual. They are a poet, storyteller, and workshop facilitator, from Denver, CO. They are the Director of Programs for Sacred Voices. They manage, curate, and facilitate all the workshops and events for Sacred Voices.

When they aren't performing, ArtsyQ is a community organizer, educator, and social activist for Black Trans and Blaqueer peoples.