MAYA JUPITER’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO “CRUMBLE” FOCUSES ON SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE

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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

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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.

About School-To-Prison-Pipeline

“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

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MAYA JUPITER’S NEW VIDEO “MADRE TIERRA” HONORS WOMEN IN BEAUTY, STRENGTH AND THE POWER OF HER WRATH

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JUPITER EXPRESSES THE POWER OF WOMEN AND REFERENCES BLACK LIVES MATTER IN HER CALL TO “SAY HER NAME” IN THE SONG’S POWERFUL LYRICS

Los Angeles, CA (August 19, 2016): Artivist, MC and youth mentor Maya Jupiter releases her new music video “Madre Tierra” (Mother Earth) today, a song that demonstrates how women mirror the Earth in beauty and strength but also in the power of her wrath. “Madre Tierra” interrogates women’s varied roles in the home, the public sphere, on political levels and all the ways we shape social political culture, drawing on various historical references of women who have had significant impact on the world and in critical thought. The video both in imagery and lyrical content reminds the viewer of the important work women do on a daily basis.

The video’s director Kimberly Bautista, filmmaker and crusader against violence towards women, incorporates the work of Mexican animator Diego Vargas to create visually powerful imagery to compliment the strong lyrics that make up the song.

The video releases today via Maya Jupiter’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/mayajupiter where Maya will also host a live stream discussion event at 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time), Friday, August 19th. The discussion will include special guest Jollene Levid of Af3irm, director Kimberly Bautista, choreographer Kara Mack, Tongan vocalist SistaNative and Dr. Martha Gonzalez of Quetzal.

“’Madre Tierra’” is my way of showing the power of women as Mother Earth. I wanted to express all the ways we love, nurture, care, fight and struggle,” said Maya Jupiter. The lyrics also reference the Black Lives Matter movement through a call to “Say Her Name” which addresses all the black women’s lives that have been lost to police brutality and other forms of violence against women of color throughout the world. Maya adds, “It is important to honor the women we have lost to violence and hold space for them. I also wanted to show how we are all connected globally and generationally in our various struggles. My Mother sent me a very special scarf to wear in the video; it comes from my Great-Grandmother’s village Çamlıhemşin, in Turkey. I wore it to honor my ancestors and to remind myself of the long line of women who fought for me.”

Keeping with Artivist tradition, especially in light of the state sanctioned violence against brown and black lives, Maya Jupiter’s intention is to instigate thought and discussion and to create generative moments that inspire people in the struggle.

 

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.

Please contact Veronica Gonzalez at veronica@theelementmarketing.com for interview and video asset requests.

Video link goes live today at 7pm (PST):  https://youtu.be/7WMTvpoqOR8

 

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