IDENTITY LA Music Festival is a FREE public concert highlighting Los Angeles’ vibrant Asian Pacific American (APA) history as well as showcasing APA’s contributions in shaping the social, cultural, and economic future in Los Angeles.
When: Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 5:00 – 10:00PM Where: Grand Park | 200 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Is it cultural appropriation when a group of white Brooklynites drink Tecate tallboys, blast colorful powder at each other and call it Holi, the Hindu festival of spring? “I just wanna get colored!” said one festival goer. Reveling isn’t a bad thing — Holi is supposed to be about fun, after all. But this sort of adoption has offensive implications that are difficult to avoid.
Last night was one of the best nights of my life. My friend and I from my old school went to the Identity LA festival to see Giraffage and Dean perform and they were both absolutely incredible!
I’ve known about and have loved Giraffage’s music since high school so it was so cool to see him do this thing in real life. Plus, I had no idea he was from San Francisco until he said it last night; shoutout the Bay!
I recently got into Dean and his music last summer so finally getting to see him live and in person last night was truly worth the wait. He performed my two favorite songs by him, D (Half Moon) and Pour Up, and they were both fantastic live - ok, the entirety of Dean’s set was fantastic but I’m just really happy he sang both my favorites.
My voice is completely gone but I’m more than happy I got to see both an old favorite artist and a new one. Thank you so much Identity LA for putting on one amazing festival!
Australia’s Seven Sisters Festival claims to create a space for women. That is if you’re “physically” a woman. In November, the festival took a stand against non-passing trans women on Facebook. Then in an official statement this weekend, shut down dissension and claimed to be seeking legal advice on the matter. Yet, an email to ABC news proved no such reconsideration.
I had to choose a local festival/event and create a set of promotional items/festival identity for it. I chose the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival and created posters, a catalogue, brochure, postcard and tickets!