Activist/Rapper Immortal Technique Heads Immigration Panel in Costa Mesa
In a recent Daily Pilot profile of Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor, the controversial politician claimed that taco trucks blaring "La Cucaracha" motivated him to get active in politics. If that's the case, he'll be slightly relieved that revolutionary underground MC Immortal Technique is coming to his city today not to bump his seditious beats and rhymes, but to drop knowledge instead.
Immortal Technique's participation in the panel discussion on immigration and indigenous issues follows the performance the rapper delivered as part of the lineup for Guerrilla Union's theRock the Bells festival last Saturday
Ahead of the panel, the New York-based MC has been letting his local fans know the deal via Facebook updates on his page. In one such posting, Immortal Technique expressed dismay that his thoughts on the World Cup generated more discussion, writing, "145 comments about the world cup. 11 about the Immigration forum. Fuckin' clowns... I'll see the real soldiers there (those dedicated but who can't make it there cuz you live far please repost everywhere)."
Immortal Technique appears as part of the "These are the Front Lines: Migration, Indigenous, and Immigration" Panel Wed. Aug. 25th at the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park, Costa Mesa, 5 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Event will also be broadcast live at raisethefist.com
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