Blacklisted: A Music and Arts Festival in Los Angeles With Soul

Blacklisted Music and Arts Festival 2017 is an eclectic event where artists and musicians who would rather be blacklisted than remain silent in the face of injustice come together.

Over 20 bands will be participating in the event, as well as a DJ tent, free workshops, documentaries, inspirational talkers, world-class chefs, art and installations, a silent disco, a candlelight vigil, and much more.

This unique festival that stands up against injustice and censorship is set to take place on July 29 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

Blacklisted Music and Arts Festival Poster. (Image via BlacklistedFestival)

Headlining the event are activists and musicians Talib Kweli, Beats Antique, Moe, and Citizen Cope. Also performing are The Main Squeeze, Jungle Fire, Ethio Cali, Courtney Dowe, Soluzion, Seis Cuerdas, Trapdoor Social, TV Broken 3rd Eye Open, Porangui, Kevin DippoldNemanja Rebic (Nemo), Katy Mantyk, Mika Hale, Belle and many more.

Here is a small taste of some of the musicians below set to perform. Brooklyn-based MC Talib Kweli is one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware, and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years:

Performance by Nemanja Rebic (Nemo) at the 2016 Guitarmasters World Championship in Wroclaw, Poland:

Courtney Dowe is a powerful combination of activism, lyricism, and soulful guitar-driven music:

The Afro/Latin funk of Jungle Fire:

Trapdoor Social = Alternative Rock and Sustainability Activism.:

The festival encourages people to get together for a greater cause. Watch these videos below to understand what the Blacklisted Music and Arts Festival is not afraid to speak up about.

Use hashtag #IAmBlacklisted to show your support.

Tibetan Freedom

Slave Labor

Forced Organ Harvesting

US Infiltration

Toxic Imports

Environmental Destruction

Persecution of Falun Gong

Human Rights

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