Quetzal boycotts Fiesta Shalom

A few weeks ago, the band Quetzal was asked to play at Fiesta Shalom, an event aimed at building relations between the Jewish and Chicano community. The band, which has long worked in community building exercises and projects, saw the invitation as a great opportunity – but when it came time to sign the contract, they realized the event was sponsored by the Israeli Consulate. Considering Israel”s recent attack on the Gaza Strip, along with six decades of occupation, the band decided against playing Fiesta Shalom, and issued a public statement explain their reasons why… Aura Bogado speaks with band member Quetzal Flores about their decision to boycott the event.

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