Gabrielino Tongva | Yaqui | Xicana
Kelly Caballero is a singer- songwriter, performer, poet, and jeweler. Her body of work focuses primarily on highlighting the multifaceted and complex lives of Indigenous peoples born and raised in urban settings. She recently performed her poetry in collaboration with the great cellist, Yo- Yo Ma. Her work has been featured in partnership with The Ford Theater, Hollywood Climate Summit, The Hundreds Streetwear Brand, We Rise LA and much more. She continues to share her personal experience and stories of life, love and Indigenous resilience through her work as a Tongva woman.
Hosting workshops, speaking on panels, and performing are some ways in which Kelly works to educate folks on intersecting identities, history and current achievements and struggles of California Native Nations.