Our focus is on demonstrating the conscious side of Hip Hop, Reggae and Punk Rock as a tool to demolish racial boundaries, while presenting a platform for the raw uncensored social views of the Jam Band scene. This emphasis is outlined by our strict intent to establish an annual forum that is directed towards the uniting of our Urban youth, and allowing them the opportunity to understand and undertake a progressive opinion of the social and political doings of the world around them.
We the People prides it self as being the only Socially Conscious Politically Aware Event in Los Angeles.
We the People festival promotes non-partisan, non-violent and environmentally conscious views.
Project Sweatshop events joins forces with Grass Roots productions this year to present the 3rd annual:
“We the People” Music, Arts & Cultural Festival 2008 – Saturday September 27th, 2008.
-America’s premier socially conscious entertainment & music festival-
Les Claypool (Primus),RZA (Wu Tang/Bobby Digital),Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine/the Night watchman), EPMD, Suicidal Tendencies, Dj Premier, Barrington Levy, Z Trip
Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down),Dilated Peoples, Bassnectar, Eek A Mouse, Murs (Living Legends/Felt/3MG), Fishbone, Ill Bill, B Side Players, Flying Lotus, Look Daggers, Free the Robots, Quinto Sol, Busdriver, Scarub (Living Legends/3MG), Eligh (Living Legends/3MG), Lucky I am (Living Legends/3MG), NHI, Roots of Creation, Maetar, Sean Price (Boot Camp Clik/Heltah Skeltah), Markus James, West Indian Girl, plus more…
Green party presidential nominee CYNTHIA MCKINNEY, Congressional candidate CINDY SHEEHAN, and International radio personality JACK BLOOD have been confirmed as speakers with more to be announced.
Fidel Rodriguez of KPFK and Garth Trinidad of KCRW
LOS ANGELES STATE HISTORIC PARK
1245 N. Spring St. Los Angeles 90012 www.parks.ca.gov
Conscious speakers, Art is a Hammer Exhibit featuring Spectr and Shepard Fairey, 21 + Beer Garden, Martial Arts, Danza Mexica, Tribal Dancing, B Boys and B Girls, Non-Profit Quadrant, International Food Court, Kids Corner, Children 9 years and under FREE, and much more. ALL AGES welcome.
The organization of the WE THE PEOPLE festival was conceived due to a great need for a stimulant in social awareness and an encompassing platform within the urban community to inspire the involvement and active participation of the conscious urban youth populous throughout the country.
While providing a vastly artistic and intellectually satisfying array of talent at the concert series, The WE THE PEOPLE festival’s primary objective involves reaching out to the myriad of organizations, groups, like-minded promotion firms, and of course artists, in order to conceive the greatest arena in which to engage and then garner participation from a grossly uninformed youth audience, including all other age groups affected by contemporary matters that involve our communities.
By in large, the WE THE PEOPLE festival aspires to continue to promote and suggest a much needed platform that calls for a voice for the youth of our nation and those artists they credit with acknowledging their daily struggles within the environments that surround them, socially, culturally and politically.
Rock the Vote lends its support to this annual non-partisan event.
Chrysalis Project lends its support to this annual non-partisan event.
What: We the People Music Festival www.WeThePeopleFestival.com
Who: Les Claypool, Tom Morello, the RZA, Suicidal Tendencies, Barrington Levy plus others
When: Saturday September 27th, 2008 – 2:00pm to Midnight
Where: Los Angeles State Historic Park 1245 N. Spring Street, L.A. CA 90012
“A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Save Self Help Graphics & Art Fund.”