QUETZAL ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT FOR “THE ETERNAL GETDOWN” TONIGHT

THE ETERNAL GETDOWN album cover. Cover art by Jose Ramirez.
THE ETERNAL GETDOWN album cover image - cover art by Jose Ramirez

THE ETERNAL GETDOWN album cover image. Cover art by Jose Ramirez.

GRAMMY Award® winning band Quetzal celebrates the release of its seventh studio album The Eternal Getdown at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Special guest performers include Aloe Blacc, Ramón Gutiérrez, Rocío Marrón, César Castro, and Joey De Léon.

 

For more than 20 years, the East L.A. Chican@ rock group has been fighting oppression with their unique, culturally diverse soundscapes. The Eternal Getdown (available on March 25th) is Quetzal’s second Tradiciones/Traditions series release under Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Based in artivism (art + activism), feminist ideals, and the relentless belief that making music together has the profound potential for positive social change, The Eternal Getdown is hailing us to make some noise, to speak up, and to stomp forward in a time that is all too critical. Quetzal’s previous Folkways Recordings album titled Imaginaries, was recognized by The Recording Academy® with a GRAMMY Award® for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album in 2012.

 

Founding band member Quetzal Flores, and partner Martha González, have been creating music that speaks to the responsibility of bearing witness to one’s community and acting as agents of transformation. Having grown up in East L.A., they internalized the unique overlap of diverse cultures, sounds, and struggles, and The Eternal Getdown is a continuation of their artivist efforts. Quetzal’s music incorporates traditional son jarocho, Cuban batá, funk, Chicano rock, soul, and rhythm and blues, which encourages listeners to recognize the fluidity of the varying sounds, and the historical and ancestral relationship between them.Quetzal has long served as a mirror that reflects back affirmations of belonging and thriving in the face of brutality.  This album and concert is a call to humanity to re-member the fabric that binds us and nurtures us, community,” said Martha.
“JACCC is so excited to present the album release concert for Quetzal’s The Eternal Getdown,” said Alison De La Cruz, Director of Performing Arts & Community Engagement. “This album is musical medicine and fortifies our communities for the current struggles to create meaningful human connections and change in a time of growing fear and isolation. We are excited to welcome not only the 9 members of Quetzal to our stage, but the over 16 guest artists who will truly make this show a night that will be talked about for years to come.”

 

THE ETERNAL GETDOWN CONCERT DETAILS

Aratani Theatre

244 South San Pedro Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 628-2725

TICKETS: $25-$35, available at JACCC.org

 

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Artivist Entertainment Part of Today’s L.A.C.E.R. Annual After School Programs Open Mic Vol. 5 in Hollywood

L.A.C.E.R. After School Programs Open Mic Vol 5 Flyer

Artivist Entertainment is thrilled to be part of today’s L.A.C.E.R. Annual After School Programs Open Mic Vol. 5!

They will feature Music, Poetry and Dance by the L.A.C.E.R. high school students at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (6522 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood) at 5pm, FREE. 

Hollywood High School‘s New Media Academy,Performing Arts Magnet, and L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs teamed up with Artivist Entertainment a few months back to start a music recording internship program for students to learn through their state-of-the-art recording facilities located right on the Hollywood High School campus. These students have written, recorded and produced their own original music to create social change in their community. In this special open mic night, students will perform their original works and then open the floor to those inspired to share their voice. This will be a true celebration of future artists who are committed to using an artistic platform to positively impact the world around us!

This is an open mic – we encourage everyone to share!

L.A.C.E.R. After School Programs Open Mic Vol 5 Flyer

L.A.C.E.R. After School Programs Open Mic Vol 5 Flyer

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MAYA JUPITER’S “NEVER SAID YES” VIDEO A DENIM DAY CALL TO ACTION!

Maya Jupiter

STANDING FOR AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT THROUGH MUSIC

Denim Day spokesperson and Emcee, Maya Jupiter’s new music video, presented by Artivist Entertainment, in partnership with Peace Over Violence and Justice For My Sister is a poignant, high-energy video that takes a stand for affirmative consent, just as Peace Over Violence’s prepares for its annual Denim Day rape prevention education campaign on Wednesday April 27th, 2016.

Watch the video and share it!

 

NEVER SAID YES CONTEST
You have an opportunity to be an active participant through a fun multimedia project. Maya is inviting you to engage in the discussion by writing a fourth verse of the song.

We are excited for this collaboration and the contributions to ending rape culture via music, video, social media and educational platforms.

The music video features special appearances by Peace Over Violence Executive Director Patti Giggans, along with special guest actress-singer Sara Ramirez, Artivist Entertainment co-founder Aloe Blacc and Felicia Montes of the feminist organization Mujeres de Maiz.

Join the conversation #NEVERSAIDYESCONTEST
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Community Coalition Partners with Grammy-Nominated Recording Artist Aloe Blacc

Community Coalition, South L.A. has partnered with Grammy-nominated artist Aloe Blacc to help bring art and music to South L.A.!

Community Coalition, South L.A. has partnered with Grammy-nominated artist Aloe Blacc to help bring art and music to South L.A.!

They are raising $25,000 to bring arts and music to #SouthLA. Your donations will help Community Coalition to professionalize and expand their Power Fest Music Festival, a venue that brings together artists, residents, and activists in a day of empowerment and community action.

Please support their ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ campaign and donate here:  http://bit.ly/Powerfest

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Community Coalition, South L.A. has partnered with Grammy-nominated artist Aloe Blacc to help bring art and music to South L.A.!

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Artivist Entertainment Newsletter No. 6

Africa In America Magazine Event - Sept 11, 2015 - Woman Rise Up!/Balance
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 SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

 


 MAYA JUPITER

MAYA JUPITER TO PERFORM AT THE AFRICA IN AMERICA MAGAZINE 2ND ANNUAL ORIGINAL WORKS SHOWCASE FOR AFRICAN DIASPORA MUSIC & DANCE

THE WOMAN RISE-UP/BALANCE EVENT WILL BE TONIGHT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 8:00 PM

Woman Rise Up/Balance Flyer

Africa In America Magazine Event – Sept 11, 2015 – Woman Rise Up!/Balance Flyer

Africa In America Magazine (AIA) Presents the 2nd Annual Original Works Showcase for African Diaspora Music and Dance entitled Woman Rise Up!/Balance. This year’s showcase will be choreographed by the Founder/Creator of AIA, Kara Mack. The theme this year is to show the power of the roles of woman, and the harmony and “balance” that’s created with both the feminine and masculine…in short, we need each other. Read more

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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

Fandango Fronterizo Flyer

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

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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

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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