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Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival and Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

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September 30, 2017
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October 1, 2017

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Watts Towers Festival 2017

36th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival

41st Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

September 30th & October 1, 2017

Artistic Directors: Rosie Lee Hooks, Patrice Rushen & Munyungo Jackson

 

Group Descriptions & Line Up

Artist: Synthia SAINT JAMES, Noted Visual Artist, Author and Educator

 

36th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival MC : Ndugu Chancler, James Janisse

 

11:00 a.m. Alaadun –“Yoruba ground blessing uniting all cultures based on common themes and principles”

 

12:00 p.m. Nonosina Polynesia “Celebrating 52 years of culture, art, song, storytelling and Tahitian Dance”

 

1:00 p.m. Bate Batuque-Bloco Obini -“All Queen Ensemble”

 

2:00 p.m. The Drum Apostles- Joey De Leon, Christian Moraga, Daniel Rodrigues, Jimmy Branly, & Yosmel Montejo, Alfred Ortiz -“Ferocious”

 

3:00 p.m. Kouman Kele West African Dance & Drum Company- “An exciting traditional West African musical experience”

 

4:00 p.m. Rhythm Roulette with Gene Coye, Donald Barrette, Munyungo Jackson, & Dominic Theroux – “A rhythmic soulful infusion of musical elements, past, present and future”

 

41st Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival MC: Kamau Daaood, James Janisse

 

10:30 a.m. Alaadun – “Yoruba ground blessing uniting all cultures based on common themes and principles”

 

11:30 a.m. Greg Clayborn & Message Groove- “The groove will make you move and the message will move your soul”

 

12:30 p.m.  Dee Dee McNeil Jazz Band “Former Lady of the Watts Prophets, A blend of Jazz and Poetry”

 

1:30 p.m.  Roy Gaines & His Orchestra Tuxedo Blues- “#TheRealBlues”

 

2:30 p.m. Danny Cortez & Tony Harris Big Band – “A tribute to great artists and music of musicians from the past”        

3:20 p.m. Tai Chi Chuan School of Healing Martial Arts, Dr. Daniel Hoover, Instructor

 

3:30 p.m. The Benny Maupin Ensemble- “Plays from their hearts & directly into the hearts of the people”

 

4:30 p.m. JMP All-Stars featuring Patrice Rushen, Ndugu Chancler, Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Munyungo Jackson, Reggie Hamilton, Justo Almario “Straight Ahead Jazz”

Location

Watts Towers Arts Center Campus
1727 E. 107th St
Watts, CA United States
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Phone:
213.847.4646,
Website:
wattstowers.org

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