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GRAMMY® Winning Band Quetzal Joins #LAStreetVendors to Raise Awareness of L.A.’s Anti-Street Vendor Policies and the Need to Legalize Street Vending Now!

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Veronica Gonzalez

The Element Marketing & Publicity

(323) 236-2309

veronica@theelementmarketing.com

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GRAMMY® Winning Band Quetzal Joins #LAStreetVendors to Raise Awareness of L.A.’s Anti-Street Vendor Policies and the Need to Legalize Street Vending Now with a Special Video Release Event on June 16th

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(June 1, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA): On June 16th, Street Vendors and community members will join GRAMMY® Award winning East L.A. band Quetzal and East L.A. Community Corporation (ELACC) in a live performance and screening of their new music video “Coyote Hustle,” a song from the band’s latest album Quetzanimales (Artivist Entertainment). Filmmakers Akira Boch and Francisco Hernandez, who have worked with Quetzal on various projects, including the 2002 “Jarocho Elegua” music video, directed “Coyote Hustle.” The song depicts the realities and struggles faced by street vendors in Los Angeles, the only major city in the United States without a formal vendor permit process. The video release will be coupled with food, art, activism and song making with Quetzal band members. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at 6:00 p.m. at La Casa del Mexicano, 2900 Pedro Infante Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063.

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Fandango Fronterizo Is Tomorrow (5/23/15) in San Diego – Music at the Border

Flyer for Fandango Fronterizo on May 23rd, 2015 at Friendship Park in San Diego

We are excited to be part of VII Fandango Fronterizo (Fandango at the Border) Saturday, May 23rd from 11am – 2pm. People come together to play Fandango music at the border between San Diego and Tijuana. It’s a beautiful exchange.

Various artists will be present: Fredi Vega, Mario Alberto Ramirez “El Sajo”, Gemaly Padua Uscanga, Cesar Castro Jarochelo, Maya Jupiter and more…

Here is a YouTube promo video – please share:
http://youtu.be/knT3BTwQdz8

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Flyer for Fandango Fronterizo on May 23rd, 2015 at Friendship Park in San Diego

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PEACE OVER VIOLENCE COMMEMORATES DENIM DAY WITH A RALLY AT GUESS, INC.? HEADQUARTERS IN LOS ANGELES ON APRIL 29, 2015

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Artivist Entertainment Co-Founders and Celebrity Spokespeople Aloe Blacc and Maya Jupiter are set to perform, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck will also be in attendance at the Ceremony hosted by Paul and Maurice Marciano

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LOS ANGELES (April 27, 2015): Peace Over Violence is commemorating the 16th annual Denim Day at the GUESS, Inc.? headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. Supporters are encouraged to take a stand against rape, sexual assault and dating violence on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by wearing jeans on this specific date to raise awareness. Read more

Artivist Entertainment Newsletter No. 4

Artivist Entertainment Founders

Artivist Entertainment Founders (Alberto Lopez, Veronica Gonzalez, Quetzal Flores, Maya Jupiter, and Aloe Blacc)

 

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Movement. Community. Inspiration. Positive social change through music and art.

 

E-MAIL NEWSLETTER POSTED APRIL 13, 2015


 Artivist Entertainment In The Community

ARTS DAY  – TOMORROW – APRIL 14TH

We are proud to support the ArtsDayLA 2015 event. Arts for LA is an arts service organization dedicated to fostering a healthy environment in which arts and culture may thrive and be accessible to all. Artivist Entertainment co-founder Aloe Blacc will be one of the distinguished speakers for Arts & Culture together with Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez, and Boeing Executive James W. Schultz. The speakers will address assembled advocates and the members of City Council to share their support of art and culture in the city. All 15 City Council offices will participate. Read more

Press Release: Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter & Quetzal Headline 16th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival

Artivist Entertainment’s Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter And Quetzal Headline At The 16th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival This Saturday, October 4th

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Los Angeles, CA – October 3, 2014: The 16th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival (ERMF) is here! The Festival celebrates the diverse communities of Northeast Los Angeles by transforming six blocks of historic Colorado Boulevard into a vibrant celebration of music and culture, featuring some of the most influental artists, emerging talents, and genre defying producers and DJs. The festival will be tomorrow, Saturday, October 4th from 4:00 – 10 p.m. It will be open to the public, and with a $10 donation through Ticketfly, festival goers receive a digital download of the 16th Annual ERMF mix, and a $20 donation through Ticketfly includes the mix, plus access to the VIP area, and a limited edition 2014 ERMF t-shirt. Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter, and Quetzal from Artivist Entertainment will be featured on The Center Stage starting at 8:20 p.m. and ending at 10:00 p.m. creating exciting ending to what’s sure to be a day of great music, food and entertainment. Artivist Entertainment is one of the sponsors of this year’s ERMF and will have a table located near the center stage. For festival details, please visit www.eaglerockmusicfestival.org. Read more

Press Release: GRAMMY® Winning East L.A. Band Quetzal Releases New 20-Year Anniversary Album Quetzanimales Today

PUBLICITY CONTACT:
Veronica Gonzalez
The Element Marketing & Publicity
veronica@theelementmarketing.com, (323) 236-2309

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GRAMMY® Winning East L.A. Band Quetzal Releases New 20-Year Anniversary Album Quetzanimales Today

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Quetzal Single “Hollenbeck Ganso” Featured on iTunes Latin Single of the Week
https://itun.es/i6gP4XS

“…delivered with lionhearted ferocity by singer and primary songwriter Martha Gonzalez… ‘Hollenbeck Ganso’ ─an homage to the geese of Hollenbeck Park─is a seductive, playful, attitude-packed highlight from the album.”
─iTunes

NPR First Listen Currently Featuring Quetzanimales Album
http://n.pr/U9DA0h

“…inspiring lyrics and gorgeous, expert musicianship.”
─Felix Contreras, NPR First Listen

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Quetzal’s “Quetzanimales” First Artivist Release

QUETZANIMALES Album CoverArtivist Entertainment is proud to announce our first album release Quetzanimales on July 29th by GRAMMY Award winning band Quetzal. The album is available for pre-sale at artivistentertainment.com, and at Amoeba Music Store in Hollywood, CA.

In Quetzanimales, the band’s first concept album, Quetzal turns to the matter of animals in urban space—including roosters, ants, owls, geese, squirrels, coyotes, pigeons, spiders, dogs, and butterflies—to imagine a world not merely from the animal’s perspective but that shatters the colonial distinctions between persons, things, and animals. The animals in Quetzanimales come to life through the sounds of funky cumbia beats, bluesy melodies, and country inflected soulful ballads.

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Press Release: GRAMMY® Winning East L.A. Band Quetzal Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

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Veronica Gonzalez
veronica@theelementmarketing.com
(323) 236-2309

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GRAMMY® Winning East L.A. Band Quetzal Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary With a Free Concert at Grand Performances in Downtown L.A. July 19th with Special Guests from La Santa Cecilia, East L.A. Taiko, Dengue Fever, Maya Jupiter and more

Grand Performances Honors Quetzal at 12th Inaugural Gala Awards Celebrating Those Who Recognize the Importance of the Arts, Creating a Healthier, More Inclusive and Vibrant Los Angeles

Quetzal Announces New Album Quetzanimales ─ Stories of Struggle, Survival, Love, and Humanity Told Through Funky Afro-Latin Beats, Bluesy Melodies, and Country Inflected Soulful Ballads ─ Available July 29th

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