Grand Performances: Free Concerts this July in DTLA

Posted by Amoebite, July 2, 2017 04:46pm | Post a Comment

Grand Performances in downtown LA

Ricardo Lemvo
Ricardo Lemvo

Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more at California Plaza in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. For 30 years, Grand Performances has delivered the best of global culture to inspire community among the diverse peoples of Los Angeles, and reflect the many cultural interests across the region.

This July brings a full line-up of top-notch shows. Visit us at the Amoeba booth and spin the prize wheel to score Amoeba swag and gift certificates! We will be attending the following events:

Saturday, July 15, 8pm:
Sway to silvery guitar riffs and deep polyrhythms by L'Orchestre Afrisa International with special guest Ricardo Lemvo. Embodying the Afro-Latin Diaspora, Lemvo blends his Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan semba, and kizomba) to create an amazing package of music with L’Orchestre Afrisa International. Info.

Friday, July 21, 8pm:
Sidestepper, the pioneers of Colombia's electro-cumbia movement, highlight their acoustic roots for your dancing pleasure. Buyepongo will lead you across boundaries of sound and rhythm with their buoyant fusion of global influences. Info.

Saturday, July 29, 8pm:
40 years ago, the legendary collective P-Funk released a groundbreaking album that would ignite dance floors and shape R&B and hip-hop forever. Join us to celebrate the cosmic genius of George Clinton, William "Bootsy" Collins, Bernie Worrell, Maurice White, Junie Morrison, Sun Ra, and more at MOTHERSHIP LANDING: Funk and The Afrofuturist Universe of '77. Info.

Mothership Landing, Grand Performances

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