For The Love of L.A. highlights the broad and expansive array of Angeleno creativity across diverse disciplines and geographies. More than 35 artists in total will be featured with a platform to express their views of Los Angeles that are relevant and reflective of the current time through music, dance, and visual culture.
Black Migrations to Los Angeles and the Development of the Popular Music and Dance Scene in the Early Twentieth Century
In her talk, Alison Rose Jefferson, will illuminate the African American migrations to Los Angeles and how this influenced the development of the popular music and dance scene in the early twentieth century. She will highlight the development of this scene in the Central Avenue community when it was the hub of African American life during the Jim Crow era and talk about how the new Angels Walk LA heritage trail will amply this history for the public. The presentation…
You can access all of CAAM’s videos “from artist interviews to exhibition previews and guest profiles on CAAM’s YouTube Channel. There are short videos about their exhibitions and public programs plus full recordings of many of their archived Zoom programs including a free yoga class and an inspiring talk with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and political commentator Bakari Sellers. New videos are added frequently.
The African American Scholastic Heritage Competition encourages students in the First thru Twelfth grades to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of African American culture and history through writing [essay competition], speaking [Oratorical Competition], and Memory [Black History Bee].
A mix of theatre pieces, musical performances’ and dance by solo female performing artists. The Festival will be virtual this year, because of the pandemic.