Beloved is an ecosystem of stories. This space is where we tell a few of them, ask deeper questions, and explore.
Why the BIPOC Ticket?
We introduced the BIPOC ticket type to center these historically marginalized communities (Black, Indigenous and/or People Of Color). The ticket type stands as one of many steps in our commitment to dismantle structural racism in the name of love, liberation, and our experience that we are not separate from each other. We offer these tickets to honor our commitment to truly whole, relational models of care and culture for all.
No More World Music?
In a spirit of radical togetherness, we have reframed our musical offerings to reflect our ongoing learning and commitment to honoring the lineages of the performers as well as the conditions which gave rise to the music brought to Beloved. We recognize the impossibility of dividing such magic into discrete categories; we hope to bring attention to points of contact with forces both ancient and modern. May these distinctions, offered from a spirit of humble curiosity, tell a story of how this music came to be, and how we came to be in its presence.
Renaming The Near + Far Mosques
Once upon a time…We believed that naming parts of our event site after an Islamic place of worship (The Near and Far Mosques) would honor the mystical traditions of Islam. Now, as part of our ongoing learning, we are slowly unravelling our collusion with oppressive dynamics. Now we need your help renaming these areas!