NOW BOOKING BACK TO THE ROOTS TOUR

BACK TO THE ROOTS TOUR w/ Evan Greer & spiritchild


BOOKING PERFORMANCES AND WORKSHOPS NOW

FOR AUGUST 2011 - JANUARY 2012

AT COLLEGES, HIGH SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, and COMMUNITY SPACES

 

E-mail: booking@xspiritmental.com for booking info.


Hip-Hop has been gentrified. Folk music has been watered down. Punk rock sold out. In the face of this mainstream betrayal, two of the movement's most dynamic performers have joined forces to take their respective genres BACK TO THE ROOTS, celebrating the role of music in people's resistance to oppression around the word. Evan Greer and spiritchild are revolutionary artists from radically different musical styles who share a common commitment to using their craft as a tool and a weapon in direct support of grassroots struggles for change.


These two inspiring musicians are as likely to be found at an organizing meeting or a protest as on the stage at a club or festival. They don't just sing about the struggle, they live it every day through constant work in their communities. spiritchild is the founder of Movement in Motion, an international organization of artists and activists who work collectively to use their art to educate and fight for freedom. Evan is a member of the Riot-Folk! Collective, a group of 9 singer/songwriters who collectively distribute their political music, raise money for various grassroots causes, and create alternatives tothe corporate music industry.


In addition to high-energy, crowd-rocking performances that are guaranteed to get people of all ages moving their bodies and minds, BACK TO THE ROOTS offers a series of interactive workshops on a variety of topics from the History of Hip-Hop in the Black Liberation Movement to the connections between LGBTQ Liberation and Environmental Justice. These engaging workshops weave together music, stories, guided discussion, group exercises, images, and games to illuminate the connections between many different issues and share some of the skills we need to be as effective as possible in our work for justice.

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