Asian American Music Festival - Department of Cultural Affairs Asian American Music Festival - Department of Cultural Affairs

Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Asian American Music Festival

Date
May 20
Time
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost
$35 - $250
Site
http://asianamericanmusicfestival.net

Get the full 2017 Festival Guide

Download PDF

With the success of our inaugural event in 2015, we are thrilled to present the 3rd Annual Asian American Music Festival . Our festival guests were truly impressed by the accomplished performances of all our featured artists. One of the main focus of the festival is to feature notable Asian American musicians who have succeeded in embracing jazz, an original American art form. We will also continue to showcase new and younger artists who deserve wider recognition.The festival is proud to provide opportunities to these Asian artists and showcase them with some of the more prominent artists and musicians today. In keeping with our mission of assisting Asian Youth in their pursuit of American Jazz Music Culture, we will be presenting our first jazz music scholarship from the proceeds from last years event.

Location

Aratani Theater
244 S San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA United States
+ Google Map

Upcoming Events

April 28 - December 31
Chinese American Museum
,
425 N. Los Angeles St.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA United States
+ Google Map
$2

Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities

Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities is a permanent, cutting edge exhibition celebrating the growth and development of Chinese American enclaves from Downtown Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley. Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is an ongoing exhibition.

April 28 - December 31
Bowers Museum
,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands

Spanning the geographic region collectively referred to as Oceania, this comprehensive exhibition highlights masterworks from the three cultural regions of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Particular focus is placed on New Guinea, land of the headhunter, and the rich artistic traditions infused into daily and ritual life. Submerge into a visually stunning world and come face to face with larger-than-life masks, finely crafted feast bowls, objects associated with the secretive Sepik River men’s house, beautiful shell and feather currency, magic figures…

April 28 - December 31
Japanese American National Museum
,
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5 - $6

Common Ground: The Heart of Community

Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by the Japanese American National Museum, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present. Tuesdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is an ongoing exhibition.

April 28 - December 31
Bowers Museum
,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States
+ Google Map
$12

Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy

Journey back through 5000 years of Chinese history and follow the efflorescence of arts throughout one of the world’s oldest living civilizations. From large painted ceramic pots used during the Neolithic period, to sculptures of camels and horses made at the height of the Silk Road, to beautiful embroidered silk court robes, and ivory carvings from the 19th century, this exhibition presents the importance of fine art made to be admired during life and depended on in the afterlife. Tuesdays…

April 28 - December 31
Japanese American National Museum
,
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States
+ Google Map
5 - 6

Sadako’s Crane

Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city. When she was twelve, she contracted leukemia and was hospitalized. One of her roommates at the hospital told her about the Japanese belief that anyone who folds one thousand cranes would be granted a wish, so Sadako began folding cranes with the hope of recovering from her disease. Sadly, although she folded 1,300 cranes, she died on October 25, 1955. Tuesdays…


BE IN THE LOOP!

Receive notes about art, culture, and creativity in LA!