Theme: MUSIC RESTORATION
The spirit of sound is ancient and precious. The plight of music genres are parallel to historic indigenous societies who’s glorious treasures were plundered by foreign conquerors. Colonization, supremacy and capitalism have continued to capture and use our cultures to it’s awe, entertainment and profit. Reclaim the Beats Festival 2017 performs a restoration for precious gems created by people of color and queers in music.
Reclaim the Beats is a festival with a focus on music genres created by black, POC and queer people that have been heavily gentrified in media over several years. These genres are House, Techno, Rock & HipHop. Spanning over 2 weeks with series of more than 5 events including concert, dance parties, workshops and panels. The 2nd edition in October 2017 will continue to pay tribute and to highlight modern artists in music genres that were started by people of color and queer talents.