Bring The Love Festival

Bring The Love Festival initiated its inaugural year in 2019 in Chicago, IL.
The festival brought a global community together in the form of a dance and music festival intentionally curated to center Black & Indigenous joy and voices in Hip Hop. The 3-day festival included a Jam, a Party & a BBQ and gave space for organic battles to occur in cypher formats throughout the weekend.

The festival will continue in 2021.

Click here to see a recap of Bring The Love 2019.


Bring The Love Festival History
The festival has its roots in 16 years of work that GIRL ILLA Tactics co-founder El La Katrina did with Bboy ManOfGod at UW-Madison in the form of Breakin’ The Law: International Festival of Urban Movement (BTL Festival). In 2014, EL La Katrina moved to Chicago and the BTL Festival ended.

In 2017, El La Katrina organized a fundraiser to raise awareness and resources for Indigenous youth organizations in Chicago who were on the front lines as Water Protectors at Standing Rock and across the country in defense of people and planet, water rights, environmental justice and the defunding of the police state that protects institutional racism and profits over people.

The fundraiser took the form of a Jam. It was curated to create a platform to connect Indigenous & Black voices for racial and environmental justice through Hip Hop from Standing Rock to Detroit and beyond. This fundraiser would serve as the jumpstart for the larger festival held in 2019.