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Residente To Play Gustavo Dudamel & Herbie Hancock's Power To The People! Festival
Residente, one of Latin hip-hop's strongest and most socially conscious voices, will perform at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles with renowned composer Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a part of its Power To The People! concert series launching early 2020.
The GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-winning rapper, writer and co-founder of GRAMMY-winning duo Calle 13 will perform on March 7.
The series is curated by Dudamel and influential jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and will take place on dates between March 5 and April 11. Other performers include Patti Smith and Her Band, Conrad Tao, Terence Blanchard, Ben Harper, Cecile McLorin Salvant and Ted Hearne. Dudamel and Hancock will kick off the series together on stage.
Power To The People! will also feature talks and other events centered around social change and activism, something Dudamel and Hancock feel strongly about.
"Ever since my experience with El Sistema as a young boy in Venezuela, I have passionately believed in the power of music to unite, heal, and inspire us to build a better world,” Dudamel said about the events in a statement. “The extraordinary artists in this festival, each with their own unique vision of how art can change society for the better, serve as a powerful reminder that, no matter the challenges that face us, there is always hope for the future."
Hancock added: "I’m so thrilled to be collaborating with Gustavo Dudamel to gather together composers, musicians and activists who are carrying the torch for a wide variety of communities. These are artists who help us understand one another, who fight for the rights of all people to be treated as equals. It’s a celebration not only of great music, but of people who teach us how to find our voice and who use theirs to preserve the dignity and rights of all."
Tickets for the Residente show on sale here.