L.A. for Standing Rock!

los angeles for standing rock

On Saturday, Dec. 17, from 6 to 11 pm, The Markaz presents a big benefit concert for the water protectors at Standing Rock! All proceeds go to the protestors hunkering down for a harsh North Dakota winter! Please help, attend, bring friends!

L.A. artists Sariyah Idan and John Villalobos join the Arohi Ensemble, Bedouin-X, Keyanna Celina, Good Peoplez, Aubre Hill, Mahadev and Son Cubano at the Pico-Union Project, 1153 Valencia St, LA 90015 (just west of downtown and just north of the Pico-Union intersection).

Purchase your tickets from Brown Paper Tickets.

Update 12/15/16

Despite being denied permission to continue building the Dakota Access Pipeline upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Energy Transfers and their financial backers are going ahead with their plans. The water protectors choosing to stay at Ocetic Sakowin Camp are withstanding sub zero degree temperatures and the risk of hypothermia. Backing down is not an option because it isn't just the fight in North Dakota, Standing Rock is now a movement fueling an intolerance to corporate greed that endangers our lands and our human and civil rights. People from all over continue to make the trek to Standing Rock despite the harsh conditions including over 2,000 veterans, and they need support through donations, gifts, and prayer.

Join the peaceful efforts at our benefit concert for Standing Rock, #NoNDPL presented by The Markaz in partnership with the Pico Union Project and produced by Alfred Madain and Paul Livingstone. All seating is pay-what-you-can, ranging $20-$50.

Update 12/12/16 

New message from Standing Rock:

Winter is now here and people are not leaving until Victory is reached.
The Army Corps of Engineers recently denied the easement but
the oil company has decided to keep drilling.
The Youth Tribal Council has decided to start a new fire, set up a new camp, and brave through the winter time. Take action with us to protect our people, protect our water,
and take a stand for the future of humanity.


While the US Army Corps issued a statement on Dec. 4 leading folks to believe the Standing Rock battle has been won, the water protectors and their countless supporters are still in the fight. According to one observer on the ground writing on Dec. 5, "Energy Transfer Partners has already filed a petition to overturn the denial of easement orders. It's a chess game and the camp is going nowhere. We cannot sit back. We had a big win yesterday, but if we don't back it up, the drill platform is still in place, along with many more pipelines, mines and desecrated sacred sites around the country."

This benefit concert for Standing Rock, #NoNDPL, asserts that Los Angeles stands with the water protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota. Presented by The Markaz in partnership with the Pico Union Project and produced by Alfred Madain and Paul Livingstone. All seating is pay-what-you-can, ranging $20-$50, with $30 being the most popular contribution.

Purchase your tickets from Brown Paper Tickets.

Can't attend but want to support? Go here.

This will be a powerful night of exceptional performances, benefitting Standing Rock protesters.

6-11 pm, Saturday, December 17th
at the Pico Union Project
1153 Valencia St, Los Angeles, California 90015

An auction with art and food by Gypsy Eats is available for purchase.

  • December 17, 2016 at 6pm – 11pm
  • Pico-Union Project, 1153 Valencia Street, Los Angeles CA 90015
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  • Alfred Madain, Music Director

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  • commented 2016-12-13 20:14:14 -0800
    It’s bad timing for me, since I’m directing a film the next morning and I suspect I’ll be crazily doing last-minute things. Thank you for doing this.
  • rsvped +1 2016-12-07 07:27:09 -0800