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Detroit | We Insist!

Festival |
RØDE House

 

Join us as we share and celebrate the power of communities in performance! We invite you to gather among artists and thinkers from across America’s distinctive cultural landscape as a part of the Live in America Festival.

We Insist! is presented by the community of Detroit.

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Community logo by Jimbo Easter
ABOUT We Insist!

We Insist! brings together five Detroit artists to share their protest music, from futurist pop to traditional blues. Detroit’s musical legacy connects to justice movements throughout its history. The artists in this intergenerational program offer a live playlist showcasing the sounds of Detroit empowerment in the spirit of Max Roach’s 1960 jazz album commemorating the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. Detroit’s “Queen of Blues” Thornetta Davis, jazz musician Tony Holland, percussionist Ben Hall, songwriter Supercoolwicked, and “jester in the temple” ARRN share the stage, the love, and their version of hope.

Join us as we imagine today and tomorrow through the music of resilience.

Free, reservation required. Register online or with Guest Services at 479.657.2335.

Learn more about this program, artists, and the Detroit community here.

 

ABOUT LIVE IN AMERICA

The Live in America Festival is a free, two-week-long festival of live performance and cultural practice featuring more than 300 artists from a diverse array of communities across the US, its territories, and Mexico. Admission is free for all festival events, but reservations are required.

Live in America is a project of Fusebox (Austin, Texas). The 2022 Live in America Festival has been developed in partnership with the Momentary. Supported by the Walton Family Foundation, Cox Communications, Visit Bentonville, Whitney Kroenke Silverstein and Nick Silverstein, Sybil Robson Orr, Sarah Simmons, and Olivia Tyson.