Latino Flavor at LACMA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art sets June events: Cheech, Chaz, Rumbankete y m?ís
Published on LatinoLA: June 4, 2008
The following listings are Latino program highlights presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
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Discussion: Cheech Marin and Chon Noriega
June 22 | 2 pm
Chon Noriega, UCLA professor and adjunct curator at LACMA, and art collector/actor/activist Cheech Marin discuss the exhibition Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A.: Selections from the Cheech Marin Collection, which opens on June 15.
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations
Conversations with Artists: Chaz Bojorguez and Vincent Valdez
June 29 | 2 pm
In this informal conversation between artists from the exhibition Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A.: Selections from the Cheech Marin Collection, graffiti artist Chaz Bojorquez and figurative painter Vincent Valdez offers insights into contrasting views of Los Angeles.
Brown Auditorium | Free; tickets required. Tickets are available at the box office one hour before the program begins.
Latin Sounds -
Relax in Hancock Park as world-renowned artists play the hottest sounds from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Cuba, and Los Angeles. Latin Sounds concerts are held every Saturday from 5 pmÔÇô7 pm, May through September, in the Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater at LACMA. Concerts are free, no reservations required.
Oscar Hern?índez Quintet
June 7, 2008
Oscar Hern?índez has long been considered one of the most gifted and prominent pianist/arrangers on the contemporary Latin scene. Oscar has been responsible for charting the musical course of the Rub?®n Blades Band, Seis Del Solar, and, more recently, his Grammy Award-winning band, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.
Bob DeSena Latin Jazz Band
June 14, 2008
In the tradition of Tito Puente and Cal Tjader, Bob DeSena brings the fiery rhythms of Latin jazz to the vibes, trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals, creating a unique sound that brings excitement to Bob's performances at nightclubs and concerts. DeSena has performed across Southern California at such venues as the Jazz Bakery, Biltmore Hotel, and Playboy Jazz Festival Community Concerts.
Ted & Pablo
June 21, 2008
Combining sounds from the United States and Brazil, Ted Falcon and Pablo Fagundes form a dynamic duo using the harmonica, violin, and mandolin. Their sound ranges from Brazilian acoustic music such as choro, samba, and forr??, to American roots music such as blues, jazz, and rock. For their LACMA concert, they bring a world-music quartet with Brazilian seven-string guitar and percussion.
June 28, 2008
Rumbankete is LA's hot new salsa orchestra, playing a mix of classic and contemporary salsa. Led by conservatory-trained trombonist Denis Jir??n, Rumbankete anchors its epic sound on majestic layers of trombones, following the aesthetic of pioneering orchestras such as Eddie Palmieri's La Perfecta and Manny Oquendo's Conjunto Libre.
Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geographyÔÇöand represent Los AngelesÔÇÖ uniquely diverse population. Today, the museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art, as well as a new contemporary museum on its campus, BCAM. With this expanded space for contemporary art, innovative collaborations with artists, and an ongoing transformation project, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through which to view its rich encyclopedic collection.
General Information: LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90036. For more information about LACMA and its programming, call 323 857-6000 or visit lacma.org.
Museum Hours and Admission: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, noonÔÇô8 pm; Friday, noonÔÇô9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 amÔÇô8 pm; closed Wednesday. Adults $12; students 18+ with ID and senior citizens 62+ $8; children 17 and under are admitted free. Admission (except to specially ticketed exhibitions) is free the second Tuesday of every month and on Target Free Holiday Mondays. Every evening after 5 pm ÔÇ£Pay What You Wish.ÔÇØ