Updated Media Release & Artists Statement
Not In Our Name
ArtSpeaks Against the War
A Production of the Artists Network of Refuse & Resist!
featuring Dilated Peoples,Ozomatli, Blackalicious, Saul Williams, Mystic, The
Coup, Hassan Hakmoun, Pan Afrikan People's Arkestra and the Great Voice of UGMAA, Mystic, Jerry Quickley, Wanda Coleman and East LA Sabor Factory with
special appearances by Ras Michael, Leon Mobley, Money Mark and video
performances by Sarah Jones, Suheir Hammad and Professor Irwin Corey
May 12, 2001
@ The Palace Theater in Hollywood
(North of Hollywood on Vine) 6:00 p.m.
.50 with applicable service charges
Visual arts include "From Goya to Golub (includes work by Nancy Spero, Arnold
Mesche, Leon Golub among others)" curated by Nina Felshin, Robbie Conal,
I.C.U. Arts, Ami Motevalli, Dinh Q. Lee, Lida Abdullah, B+, Bansky, Dread
Botey, Mear One, Winston Smith, Nancy Buchanan, Sheila Pinkel, Kim Abeles,
Erica Cho, Tony Do, Sandra Low, Kat Skraba and many others...
Dejays & MC's - Garth Trinidad, Carlos Nino, DJ Nobody, J Logic, Fidel
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THE FIRST MAJOR ANTI-WAR CONCERT
Each year the artists who work with the network pick a theme. It is always
one of great importance to the people and concentrates in many ways their
gravest concerns as well as their most courageous resistance. This year, we
have chosen to make our music, poetry and art against the war now being waged
in our name around the world and at home. ArtSpeaks 2002 is the first major
concert against the war. ArtSpeaks 2002 is our fifth concert and may be our
most important yet.
We are told that this is a war with no end and no boundaries. We are expected
to support the rounding up of thousands because of their nationality or
religious beliefs. We are expected to go along with the silencing of those
who dissent. And in every corner of society, blind patriotism justifies the
rapid growth of the politics of intolerance, cruelty and punishment. They are
stealing the very air that we breathe. ArtSpeaks is about changing the
Our artistic collaboration creates a whole different vision. As the late
great jazz pianist Horace Tapscott put it, in times of great social upheaval
and change art is "ammunition for the head" - it tears down boundaries of
what is thinkable, it clears new pathways, poses profound questions, and
carves out critical space in a society in desperate need of change.
Please join us.