Give a Beat is a California based organization that serves as a catalyst for social change by bridging global electronic dance music culture with youth and families impacted by incarceration.
We are a community of music lovers, musicians, artists, activists, promoters and entrepreneurs who care about the current state of domestic affairs, and want to create tangible opportunities for impact in vulnerable communities around the United States.
Music is our inspiration, mode of communication and conduit for change.
We draw on the positive aspects of dance music culture that tend to be misunderstood. Electronic and global dance music is a multi- cultural, multi-ethnic, global family that is connected through the universal language of music and dance. Music creates a culture of inspiration and hope, facilitating a meeting space for authentic and lasting personal and professional connections. There is an atmosphere of acceptance, freedom, peace, mutual respect, and empathy. By building solidarity among empathetic individuals, we create a catalyst for tangible social change by empowering others and restoring dignity to those who have experienced injustice.