Movement 2019 Milestones Women Empowerment, Legalized Cannabis

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By: Nana Aduba-Amoah

Detroit’s 2019 Movement Festival not only reflected a diverse mixture of artist line up, it also embraced an increased amount of female DJ’s, and Michigan’s legalization of cannabis.

Detroit Free Press reports that this year’s Movement marked an influx in the amount of women DJs that performed at various sets, including the highly requested, Amelie Lens, a Belgian DJ who rocked the stage on Saturday evening.

“The girl DJs are going harder than the guys,” stated festival goer, Javier Mendoza, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Another article by the Free Press noted that festival goers were also allowed to bring cannabis to Hart Plaza, as Michigan’s passed a new law last November entitled Proposal 1, which allows the recreational use of marijuana but prohibits public consumption.

Although Movement is notable for its dominant electronic music genre, this year, the lineup of performances ranged from rap, hip pop, electronic, and Detroit house, artists, including rap artist Gucci Mane who attracted a rather large crowd on Sunday evening.

Despite the rainy forecast, more than 30 artists still performed for thousands on the 5-stage set this Memorial Day Weekend, with the last concert ending with electronic music artist, Yaeji, on Monday, May 27th.


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