Gathering of The Tribes unites and supports dance music collectives
and others in support of the dance movement by cultivating networks
and promoting activism, education, sustainability, and the art and
culture of the dance music underground.
The Gathering of the Tribes is an annual conference and festival uniting
artists’ collectives from across North America and Europe. Founded
in 1999, Gathering of the Tribes (GoTT) began as a networking and unity
building resource for organizers and artists within the electronic dance
music culture. Six years later, GoTT has established itself as a meeting
ground for artists, activists, organizers and visionaries from across
the progressive spectrum. Using a unique blend of interactive workshops,
visual art displays and live performance, Gathering of the Tribes provides
participants with a space for dialogue and expression, and the information
and resources necessary for building progressive change.
2004 marked an important step in the evolution of GoTT, as we joined
forces with Earthdance International to present our programming as part
of their annual festival in Northern California. This allowed us to
reach an even greater audience as the festival was attended by over
4,500 people. By reaching out to the Earthdance community, we were able
to expand our network of artists, activists & visionaries and furthered
our ultimate goal of fostering positive social change.