CIRCLES, a creative demonstration amplifying Indigenous voices will fill Andy Livingston Park with music, dance, speakers and arts.
Running from 1pm to 10pm this Saturday, August 28th, the family-friendly, free event brings together hip-hop artists, musicians, dancers, speakers, artists and a pop-up market for a day to uplift and empower Indigenous youth.
“Often, Indigenous People don’t have safe spaces for our creative expression. We are building those safe spaces, we are grassroots, and doing the groundwork needed to bring healing to our community,” says award-winning hip-hop artist, activist, and entrepreneur, Dakota Bear.
“Music is a vehicle to drive our messages and amplify our voices, music is a universal language that brings people together. We will continue to build off the strength of our ancestors, and bring our truths to light and use our platforms to fight for justice,” says Bear.
Presented by Decolonial Clothing Co x ALIVE, the event lineup includes a diverse array of over 50 artists, designers, performers and speakers including Dakota Bear, MTV Video Music Award-winning hip hop artist Drezus, pop luminary Prado, and Afro-Indigenous hip-hop and multimedia icons Rudegang Entertainment.
CIRCLES: Celebration of our Creative Culture & Community, presented by Decolonial Clothing x ALIVE is free to attend with registration online. For the full line-up and schedule of events visit circlesfestival.com.
CIRLES will also be raising funds for the Tl’kemcheen (Lytton) community, recently devastated by wildfire damage, donations can be made online at the festival’s site.