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The Power to the People! festival celebrates the role artists have played and continue to play in advancing social change, civil rights, and humanitarian causes. Musicians of every genre help us to see the world as it is and imagine the world as it could be. They bring injustices to light and inspire people to act. The artists, musicians, and activists who make up the Power to the People! festival have something to say, and we invite you to join the conversation.

 

This festival is generously supported by Margaret Morgan and Wesley Phoa.

Power to the People is presented in collaboration with the California African American Museum. Additional partners include American Cinematheque, A Noise Within, and Power California.

 

15 Events
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Power to the People!
Herbie Hancock

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Power to the People!
Patti Smith and Her Band

The poet laureate of punk rock celebrates the power of humanity at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Imani Uzuri: Revolutionary Choir

Learn to sing songs of resistance. All voices welcome!

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Power to the People!
Residente

One of the most highly decorated Latin artists of all time reckons with broken systems and gives voice to social concerns.

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Imani Uzuri: Revolutionary Choir

Learn to sing songs of resistance. All voices welcome!

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Power to the People!

Finding courage and community through music.

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Power to the People!
Conrad Tao

Be knocked out by a 20th-century solo masterpiece.

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Terence Blanchard

The jazz legend discusses his career and collaborations.

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A Noise Within X LA Phil

Radical and inspirational readings for our political moment.

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Power to the People!
The Movie Music of Spike Lee & Terence Blanchard

The lush, emotional music at the heart of Spike Lee’s classic films comes to life at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Power to the People!
Cécile McLorin Salvant – Ogresse

The remarkable jazz singer presents her most ambitious project yet.

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Dr. Angela Davis

The scholar and icon on creativity’s role in social change.

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Seth Parker Woods and Spencer Topel

A melting obsidian ice cello takes centerstage in this performance installation.

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Power to the People!
Place

A new operatic work explores the essence of place.

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth:
Power to the People!

Discover music that represents different traditions and social movements.

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