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“Profound and Personal Folk-Pop for a Joyful, Empowered World”
Still, We Rise Acoustic Duo
"Through the dark struggles of life, we emerge: strong, shining, and joyous." With soaring harmonies and playful acoustic arrangements, Colorado band Still, We Rise gives voice to the rollercoaster of life through the eyes of Anastasia Rose (vocals, guitar, piano, ukulele, percussion) and Sara Giita (vocals, piano). As classically trained musicians turned acoustic singer-songwriters, they bring joy and depth to their inspiring songs, interspersed with cover favorites. Separately, Sara and Anastasia have earned multiple music degrees and played for crowds from 20 to 2000+ across the US and abroad. Together, they give a passionate and captivating performance with their beautiful vocals taking center stage.
Imagine old-school Joni Mitchell singing harmonies with the fresh sound of Ingrid Michaelson, all the while telling relevant, passionate stories of overcoming life’s struggles. Through deep exploration, singer Sara Giita discovered self-expression and songwriting as a path to healing after trauma. You can read her inspiring story at saragiita.com/biography. Having formed their unstoppable duo in July 2017, these goddesses of song are spreading hope and kindness on stage in the Denver area, with plans to release an album in early 2019.
In the Media
06.07.18 Thriveworks "How is Therapy Beneficial?" featuring Sara Giita
03.09.18 Women of Substance Podcast Episode #762 featuring Sara Giita
02.02.18 KGNU Radio "We Sing For Haiti at Mercury Café Saturday, February 3rd" featuring Still, We Rise
01.02.18 Westword Magazine "Denver Songwriter Sara Giita Plans Benefit for Haitian Orphanage" featuring Still, We Rise
12.22.17 303 Magazine "6 Colorado Musicians Who are Giving Back this Holiday Season" featuring Still, We Rise
10.27.17 Women of Substance Podcast Episode #691 featuring Sara Giita
10.20.17 Women of Substance Podcast Episode #686 featuring Sara Giita
08.09.12 DCI Big, Loud Live event, World Finals shown in select movie theatres across the nation featuring
Anastasia Rose with the Boston Crusaders
08.11.11 DCI Big, Loud & Live event, World Finals shown in select movie theatres across the nation featuring Anastasia Rose with the Boston Crusaders
07.15.07 WDVX Blue Plate Special Live Radio featuring Sara Giita with the Kundalinii Express
Past Venues and Events
Highlights: Indianapolis Colts Stadium, FloydFest, AlamoDome, New York Giants Stadium, Rose Bowl Stadium
07.08.18 Broomfield Summer Sundays Concert Series, CO (Still, We Rise)
06.03.18 The People's Fair, CO (Still, We Rise)
03.02.18 Tenn St. Coffee and Books Art Opening, CO (Still, We Rise)
02.03.18 Mercury Café, CO (Still, We Rise)
12.08.17 Westminster Brewing Company, CO (Still, We Rise)
08.10.17 Broomfield Auditorium, CO (Sara Giita)
06.03.17 Mercury Café Haiti Benefit Concert, CO (Sara Giita)
04.09.17 Mercury Café Standing Rock Benefit Concert, CO (Sara Giita)
01.21.17 Civic Center Park Main Stage, CO (Sara Giita)
07.28.16 Broomfield Auditorium, CO (Sara Giita)
08.11.12 Indianapolis Colts Stadium (Anastasia Rose with the Boston Crusaders)
08.02.12 Boston Red Sox Stadium (Anastasia Rose with the Boston Crusaders)
07.29.12 GeorgiaDome (Anastasia Rose with the Boston Crusaders)
06.23.12 Rose Bowl Stadium (Anastasia Rose with the Boston Crusaders)
08.04.12 New York Giants Stadium (Anastasia Rose with the Boston Crusaders)
07.22.12 AlamoDome (Anastasia Rose with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps)
04.09.12 Dallas Cathedral (Anastasia Rose with TWU Concert Choir)
08.13.11 Indianapolis Colts Stadium (Anastasia Rose with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps)
07.30.11 GeorgiaDome (Anastasia Rose with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps)
04.15.11 Mercury Café, CO (Sara Giita CD Release Concert)
07.24.10 AlamoDome (Anastasia Rose with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps)
08.12.10 Indianapolis Colts Stadium (Anastasia Rose with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps)
08.07.09 Indianapolis Colts Stadium (Anastasia Rose with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps)
08.01.09 New York Giants Stadium (Anastasia Rose with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps)
07.18.09 AlamoDome (Anastasia Rose with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps)
08.15.07 Northeast Kingdom Festival, VT (Sara Giita with the Kundalinii Express)
08.06.07 FloydFest, VA (Sara Giita with the Kundalinii Express)
07.23.07 Transformus Festival, NC (Sara Giita with the Kundalinii Express)
Still, We Rise with Emma Back
Colorado native Emma Back celebrates release of debut album “Little World” with “Raise Up Your Eyes,” featuring acoustic duo Still, We Rise. Raise Up Your Eyes in an evening of multi-instrumental performance and community engagement that investigates how to heal personal and global conflict through bearing witness to issues of feminine power, racial and religious oppression, war and ancestry. Where: Aar River Gallery at 3707 W. 73rd Ave Westminster CO 80030 When: Saturday June 28th. Doors and social pic-nick at 6pm (bring your own pick nick), Still, We Rise at 6:30 pm, Emma Back at 7:30 pm Tckets: $5-$25 sliding scale and available online or at the door. Hailing from the rural hills of Vermont, Back brings her Avant-Folk, Live-Looping multi-instrumentalism and years of vocal and violin training to engage communities in dialogues of darkness and transformation through a series of songs and reflections from her debut album Little World (released May 24th 2018). Little World “soars on the strength of Back’s stunning vocals, sparse and compelling instrumentation, poetic lyrics and a captivating sound that conjures such singular artists as Andrew Bird, Rhiannon Giddens and Tori Amos while standing tall on its own unique merits.” (Tom Huntington, The Times Argus).
Broomfield Summer Sundays featuring Still, We Rise
Watch the sun set at this FREE outdoor concert! Hear cover favorites and uplifting originals by Sara Giita and Anastasia Rose.
Bring blankets and chairs and bring the kids; come early for a bouncy castle and instrument petting zoo beginning at 4 pm.
We are honored to be featured in this concert series put on by the Broomfield Council for the Arts and Humanities (BCAH).
The People's Fair
Still, We Rise is playing the People's Fair! Sara Giita and Anastasia Rose will be on stage right after the 10 am Yoga class, can you imagine a better time for uplifting music?
The fair features a lively assortment of family-friendly booths, activities and tasty food so join us for this FREE event!
Still, We Rise at First Friday Art Opening
First Friday gallery openings, hot drinks and amazing music! Still, We Rise Acoustic Duo (Anastasia Rose and Sara Giita) plays profound and personal folk-pop for a joyful, empowered world. The event is free and tips are appreciated!
We Sing for Haiti, featuring Still, We Rise
Join us for an inspiring afternoon of original songs directly benefiting orphans in Haiti. The lineup: Solar- Alternative Rock/Pop
The Breedin' Hearts (formerly the Kamikaze Klones)- Rock and Roll for Those Who Dare to Care
Still, We Rise Acoustic Duo- Profound and Personal Folk-Pop for a Joyful, Empowered World
Sympathetic Vibrations- Music for Planetary Awareness: Songs that Reach into the Heart (Tom Tamburello and Charlie Provenza)
Plus Jordan Brudos-Nockels, Megan Miller, and Annie Schoephoerster.
The event will be hosted by hip-hop artist Bounce Ball Boogie, and there will be live portrait drawing by fine artist Lesley Friis!
All proceeds will go to the AMURTEL Children's Home and Schools in Haiti. We are asking for a sliding scale donation of $5 to $30 via cash or check at the door. If you prefer credit card, you can make a donation ahead of time through Eventbrite. You will be put on the list so you won't need to make another donation at the door. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-sing-for-haiti-benefit-concert-tickets-39411096651?aff=eac2
If you haven't been to the Mercury Cafe before, it is a relaxed restaurant setting that is kid friendly. All are welcome!
Approximate schedule (if you can't come the full four hours it's ok to come in the middle or leave early) 12:45 p.m. doors open 1:05 pm . Jordan Brudos-Nockels and Friends 1:35 p.m. Tom Tamburello and Charlie Provenza 2:15 p.m. Solar 2:55 p.m. Ed and Kate give slideshow of the orphanage and schools in Haiti 3:20 p.m. Still, We Rise (Anastasia Rose and Sara Giita) 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Breedin' Hearts
About the charity: The AMURTEL Haiti Children’s Home is home to several babies and children who either need a permanent home or full or part time support. Many of the children who have experienced neglect or abandonment are thriving due to a loving and supportive atmosphere. Whenever possible, ties to the families of participating children are maintained and supported.
AMURTEL Haiti also runs two schools in Haiti; one in Port Au Prince, the other in Anse a Pitre. Both schools use a curriculum and educational philosophy based on Neo-Humanism–a philosophy that propagates love for all creation. The philosophy seeks to acknowledge the spiritual, mental, and physical aspects of a child through the methods of creative arts, supportive sharing circles, and yoga asanas. This educational philosophy is employed as a way of fostering compassionate caretakers and leaders in our future society.
Still, We Rise at Westminster Brewing Company
Still, We Rise will debut some new songs at this FREE musician's showcase. We will play a 30 minute set from 7-7:30 pm. All ages are welcome!