Artista + Activista = Artivista! Sept. 16th Ford Event Image

Publicity Contacts:

Veronica Gonzalez

Phoebe Smolin





An Unforgettable Evening of Music and Art on September 16th at Ford Theatres


Eleven Women Illuminate the Stage with Thought Provoking Music

Incredible Line-Up Includes Iconic Punk Rocker Alice Bag, GRAMMY® Winning Latin Alternative Singer La Marisoul (La Santa Cecilia),
Future-Soul Godmother Georgia Anne Muldrow and more


Featuring Art Exhibit Curated by Self-Help Graphics and Installation by Renowned Master Altar Builder Ofelia Esparza


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Artista + Activista = Artivista! Sept. 16th Ford Event Image (L-R: Medusa, Alice Bag, Ceci Bastida, Maya Jupiter, Martha Gonzalez, Irka Mateo, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kara Mack, Marisa Ronstadt, The Oracle Jayne Doe, La Marisoul)

Los Angeles, CA (August 11, 2016): Artivist Entertainment presents an unforgettable evening of music and art by exemplary women artivistas (artist/activists) whose work focuses on stories of resistance, empowerment, equality and social justice that have inspired positive social change in their communities and beyond. The evening’s incredible line-up includes iconic punk rocker Alice Bag, GRAMMY® winning Latin alternative singer La Marisoul (of La Santa Cecilia), future-soul godmother Georgia Anne Muldrow, GRAMMY® winning Chicana singer-songwriter Martha Gonzalez (of Quetzal), hip-hop gangsta goddess Medusa, hip-hop artivist Maya Jupiter, alternative hip-hop mic rocker The Oracle Jayne Doe, Tijuana-born ska-punk rocker Ceci Bastida, Dominican Taino singer-folklorist Irka Mateo, indie-soul singer Marisa Ronstadt and world-soul singer/choreographer Kara Mack.

The evening features an exciting mix of musical styles including R&B, hip-hop, soul, Latin, punk, alternative rock and world music, by an impressive group of talented musicians mostly from Los Angeles. Artivist Entertainment, an organization created by a group of artists and industry professionals, including Aloe Blacc, brings these important visionaries together because they combine art and activism in a way that builds community while still creating extraordinary music and art. The evening’s set also includes memorable song collaborations never before presented live.

An art exhibit curated by the Los Angeles-based non-profit visual arts center Self-Help Graphics features art pieces by women in the community on display together with an installation by the renowned East L.A. master altar builder and educator Ofelia Esparza. She is widely known for her 30 years of Day of the Dead altar installations at Self-Help Graphics. Ofelia’s work has also been exhibited at prominent galleries and museums such as LACMA, The Mexican Fine Art Museum of Chicago and the Centro Cultural de Tijuana Mexico. The exhibit will take place on the Ford Theatres entryway plaza prior to the show.

Concert and Exhibit Details:

Friday, September 16th, 8:30 p.m.

Ford Theatres

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East

Hollywood, CA 90068

Ticket prices start at $25; Reserved.

Tickets are available at or 323 461-3673 (for non-visual media 323-GO-1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 10 or more, please visit



Artivist Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based organization founded by recording artists and entertainment industry professionals 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



Following extensive renovations to this historic facility, the Ford Theatres have reopened for the 2016 Summer Season. The Ford is located just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068, between Hollywood and Universal Studios in the Cahuenga Pass. The grounds open two hours before show time for picnicking. The Ford offers a number of dining options: a variety of food and beverages is available on site. Patrons are also welcome to bring their own food and drink. The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request.

Parking at the Ford is stacked and costs $5-$10 per vehicle for evening performances. New off- site parking location: a FREE shuttle services the parking structure located at 1710 N. Cherokee Avenue in Hollywood. Parking is $10 for Ford patrons. Shuttle departures begin two hours before show time and reservations are required. Metro riders: a FREE shuttle picks up from the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station (3913 Lankershim Blvd, Studio City 91604). The shuttle, which cycles every 20 minutes, stops in the “kiss and ride” area.

This event is part of the Ford Theatres 2016 Summer Season, a multidisciplinary arts series presented by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles County arts organizations. A complete season schedule, directions to the amphitheatre and parking information can be found at





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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Publicity Contact:

Veronica Gonzalez

The Element Marketing & Publicity

(323) 236-2309


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

Quetzal "Coyote Hustle" Video Image 1

(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:

Fandango Fronterizo Flyer

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


Maya Jupiter

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


Maya Jupiter “Never Said Yes” single cover image

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

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