“The band weave a bristling tapestry that runs the gamut from quiet and moody, to suspenseful and serpentine, to a sort of elegantly feral dancing quality. The material mixes traditional Turkish and Rumeli (Balkan-Turkish) songs as well as originals” – New York Music Daily
“The absolutely spellbinding vocalist Noura Mint Seymali from Mauritania is ready to claim the role of her famous stepmother the late Dimi Mint Abba… With her strong charisma and appeal to the audience she will become a major star… Noura is incredible!” Afropop Worldwide
Searing vocal melodies and delicious grooves. Aurelio, in fine voice throughout, has an uncanny knack for melding joy and sorrow with his vocal delivery. These are songs of hope and striving; you hear it in every note.” – Banning Eyre, Public Radio International
“Argentine guitarist Cecilia Zabala and Brazilian-French pianist Philippe Baden Powell express the intensity and richness of the relationship of loans, appropriations and potential exchanges between the music of the two Latin American countries.” – Télam
“If this performance from the Afro-Brazilian percussion and dance troupe doesn’t get you tapping your feet, your feet have been glued to the floor and you should look into that.” – Philadelphia Magazine
Korean percussion ensemble “Traditionalism and spectacle merged in Dulsori…. Huge drums placed overhead, along with flutes…. Deep, pounding rhythms derived from outdoor farmers’ festivals that could probably be heard in the next village.” – New York Times
“Lyric, fluid and precisely as tricky as he needs to be… probably the greatest Irish fiddler living.” – The Village Voice “Burke imparts a rhythmic intensity that is remarkably powerful. A superior instrumentalist in any idiom. Impressively virtuosic.” – The New York Times
“Trio Da Kali purveyed a lovely blend of griot music plus something close to jazz, led by singer Hawa Kasse Mady Diabate whose sound has been aptly compared with that of the American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.” – The Independent
A uniquely Angeleno blend of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock
“I left not sure what I had just experienced. A concert? A square dance? A political rally? A community meeting? A ballet? A trip back to 1961 with Rosie and the Originals? A fiesta? All of the above? I also walked out asking two questions: Why doesn’t Las Cafeteras have a Grammy, and when do you play at the White House?” – Music Fridays
Children’s programs begin at 6:00, last 30-40 minutes, take place at the same location as the main concert, and are free to children under 12 and their parents or other caregivers. Seating is first come, first served.
Children must be accompanied by parents or other adults at all times. We don’t have the staff or clearances to supervise unattended children.