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INTO ACTION kicks off on January 13 as a one of a kind social justice festival of art and ideas. We are struck by the set up of the event – social justice, art, music. The expansive week long pop-up art exhibition, features a series of large format creative installations, music performances, panel discussions and activist workshops designed to inspire hope, galvanize community and ignite creative engagement. It’s free, open to the public and not to be missed.
Interview by: DJ Jones
It was a cold December Monday in Northwest Portland. Shops were in full Christmas time effect. Lights and spray painted snowflakes on every block I walked past. The area I was going to meet producer Free Tillman could have come straight out of a Christmas movie. The more I got to know Free during our conversation, it made sense why he selected the location he did.
When I arrived at the coffee shop where we were to have our meeting of minds, I saw Free with a shot of espresso and what I, for some reason unbeknownst to me, thought was a shot of clear liquor. Turns out it was a shot of water. I apologized and revealed to Free I wasn’t an experienced coffee drinker.
Free is a complex guy, in the best of ways. He’s dynamic, meaning he has a unique way of putting a story together in his work. I spoke with Free about how his upcoming project “My Way Home” is his favorite project he’s worked on thus far and his journey to being a Northwest homeowner. He even had time to make fun of my favorite rapper.
DJ: Would you say music is your first love? Or would you say music is more so something you express yourself with?
Free Tillman: I’ve done a lot of different things throughout my life, and music has always been the constant. It’s like it’s just always something I go back to.
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