(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Catalyst Entertainment (CE), an entertainment marketing firm specializing in creating original properties that target multicultural and youth consumers, in conjunction with Fat Joe, have started the Libertad Music Festival 2005, the first national music tour that unites Latin Hip Hop artists from different genres and tours them together across the nation.
Libertad 2005 will launch this summer in New York and then tour to Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago. As an annual concert series, next year Libertad will extend its reach to 10-12 markets nationally and 3-5 internationally.
Fat Joe co-founded the concept with CE in an effort to help emerging Latino artists further develop a fan base. Fat Joe's presence will be felt throughout the tour. He will ensure that the series truly reflects the scope of Latin Hip Hop sounds from across the country, and he may even hop on stage.
"The time has come to recognize all that Latinos are contributing to Hip Hop culture. It's not just the pioneers that are changing the face of Hip Hop, but also the emerging Latino artists who devote themselves to driving the culture forward," said Fat Joe. "We created this tour as a platform to recognize some of these promising Latin Hip Hop artists while helping to unite Latino youth through music." –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner