On Saturday, Feb. 24, CRASHfest takes over the entire House of Blues for the third year with it’s eclectic indoor music festival featuring Rubblebucket, Vieux Farka Touré, Mokoomba, Zeshan B, Flor de Toloache, and more. See the full lineup here.
Over 10 high energy bands of musicians and dancers from Brazil to Zimbabwe will spread across three performance spaces, including a huge dance floor and balcony seating overlooking the main stage. Between performances you can take a dance lesson from SambaViva, check out the belly dancing in the Foundation Room, catch Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, get your picture taken in the Snap Boxx photo booth, and sample street eats provided by 10 of Boston’s best food trucks.
CRASHfest 2018 is also a festival with a social conscience that reflects the vision of its presenter, World Music/CRASHarts. “…in days like these, this sort of celebration is its own form of resistance,” said The Boston Globe of CRASHfest 2017. “The night offer[s] a continual argument that walls meant to divide people are never tall enough to keep the music out.”
This year, under the banner, “Music knows no borders,” World Music/CRASHarts is partnering with Project Citizenship on a social action station that will have preprinted letters addressed to the Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. You’ll find a space to add your own message, where you can state your belief that immigrants make a positive impact on our country and community, and call on the government to lower the barriers for immigrants to become U.S. citizens.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to embrace diversity, celebrate music, culture, and dance from around the world, and advocate for a simpler path to citizenship for immigrants. Immerse yourself in the inclusive spirit of CRASHfest 2018 and experience first-hand how cultures around the globe celebrate humanity.