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February 2019

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2019 at 2:00pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
$55 – $194

William Grant Still & the Harlem Renaissance: Symphony No. 1

Dean of African American composers, William Grant Still is the composer most associated with the Harlem Renaissance. His First Symphony combines classical form with the blues progressions and rhythms of popular African American music. The symphony will be performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with Thomas Wilkins as conductor.  

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
$3 – $10

Latin Jazz Sunday

Enjoy and dance to live music from UCLA Latin Jazz Ensemble. Directed by Dr. Paul De Castro, this ensemble focuses on diverse Latin jazz styles and Cuban popular music with an emphasis on instrumental Latin jazz solos. A cash bar and light refreshments will be available and select galleries will remain open.

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
Free

KidCraft: American American Heritage Month Drum Event

Travel in a jungle safari with Clarence “CHAZZ” Ross and his 26 African Djembe Drums! Drums not only emulate animal sounds but also raindrops, sea breezes, earthquake rumbles and cracks of thunder. Everyone has the ability to create rhythm. Let your playfulness and imagination soar as you join in the fun with Chazz. A sensory experience for all ages.

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on March 9, 2019 at 11:00am

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
$23 – $27

Toyota Symphonies for Youth: William Grant Still & The Harlem Renaissance

In the Roaring Twenties, there was a great outburst of African American art and culture centered in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Composer William Grant Still was a big part of this, writing for jazz bands and radio shows before moving to Los Angeles to work in films. He filled his symphonies with the sound of the blues and African American spirituals.

February 23 @ 11:00 am
The Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
$5

Aaron Nigel Smith: Family Reggae Bash

Critically-acclaimed reggae artist and educator Aaron Nigel Smith invites the whole family to sing and dance to the songs of joy and freedom. Aaron is delighted to return to his former hometown for a performance and live recording of some of his best-known children’s songs. His reggae rhythms encourage families to sing, dance, and play together.

March 2019

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
$30

Blackbox @ the edye: Mudbug Brass Band

Drawing from New Orleans traditional Jazz, R&B, Funk & Mardi Gras, the Louisiana-rooted Los Angeles-based Mudbug Brass Band is dedicated to the “Second Line” tradition of the Crescent City. In 2011, three Louisiana natives, whose sole purpose was to entertain crowds throughout Southern California formed this 8-piece brass ensemble.

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
$45 – $85

Etienne Charles: Carnival: The Sound of a People

Hailed as “a daring improviser who delivers with heart-wrenching lyricism,” trumpeter Etienne Charles returns to his roots to celebrate the traditions that best exemplify Trinidadian culture. Inspired by the noises heard throughout Carnival festivities, Etienne’s Carnival: The Sound of a People brings the celebration to the stage.

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