FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAYA JUPITER’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO “CRUMBLE” FOCUSES ON SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE
MAYA JUPITER & ALOE BLACC PERFORM AT #SchoolsNotPrisons ARTS & MUSIC TOUR TODAY IN SAN DIEGO’S JACOBS CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD INNOVATION
Los Angeles, CA (October 14, 2016): Artivist, MC and youth mentor Maya Jupiter released her new music video “Crumble” this week, written by Jupiter and GRAMMY® winning musician and producer Quetzal Flores. The song is a remake of the title track from Akira Boch’s independent film The Crumbles. The song highlights the school-to-prison pipeline issue affecting students in the United States. The video is directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Kimberly Bautista, and features sketch art by renowned political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz. “Crumble” is available for viewing on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/Jiro1LRK3Xw.
Maya Jupiter will perform “Crumble” at the #SchoolsNotPrisons Arts & Music Tour today. The event will mix community presentations with performances by Maya Jupiter, Aloe Blacc, Ceci Bastida, Buyepongo, DJ Antiq and Big June. The free all-ages event will be at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid avenue, San Diego, CA 92114. The event is alcohol and drug free and begins at 5:30 p.m.
A diverse group of San Diego community organizations is supporting the tour, including ACLU San Diego; Alliance San Diego; American Friends Service Committee, US-Mexico Border Program; California State University San Marcos; Homie UP; National Latino Research Center; FutureTrans; San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium; San Diego State University, School of Social Work; First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego; Souls Offering Loving and Compassionate Ears Interfaith Detention Center Visitation Project (SOLACE); and Southern California Immigration Project.
“I was inspired to speak about the school-to-prison pipeline, the prison industrial complex and violence I’ve been witnessing,” said Maya Jupiter. “The system we have doesn’t work, we need to re-imagine a healthier society. That’s why I wrote the song ‘Crumble’ and why I wanted to be a part of the #SchoolsNotPrisons tour.”
“Crumble” Video link: https://youtu.be/Jiro1LRK3Xw
About Artivist Entertainment
Artivist Entertainment is a Los Angeles based organization founded by Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter, Quetzal Flores, Veronica Gonzalez and Alberto Lopez; dedicated to supporting and creating music and art that inspires positive social change. For more information on Artivist Entertainment, please visit www.artivistentertainment.com.
About the #SchoolsNotPrisons Tour
The 12-stop #SchoolsNotPrisons tour kicked off Aug. 6 in Sacramento and includes stops in San Bernardino, Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles, Coachella, Oxnard, San Diego, and Stockton, as well as performances inside three correctional facilities. The tour is being produced by Revolve Impact, a Los Angeles-based global social impact firm specializing in integrating arts and culture into justice-related campaigns. Participating performers include La Santa Cecilia, Pusha T, Ceci Bastida, John Forte, Audio Push, Diggy Simmons, Ty Dolla $ign, Low Leaf, Kimya Dawson, Jasiri X, Buyepongo, Los Rakas, and others to be announced. Support for the tour is being provided by The California Endowment and The California Wellness Foundation, in partnership with TIDAL, the global music and entertainment platform. For the tour schedule and more information, see http://SchoolsNotPrisons.vote.
“School-to-prison pipeline is a metaphor used to describe the increasing patterns of contact students have with the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems as a result of the recent practices implemented by educational institutions, specifically zero tolerance policies and the use of police in schools.” –Wikipedia.org