Thursday, July 14:
Turntables and Traditional Music: Exploring Multiculturalism Through Vinyl Records
Tropico de Nopal
Please join ACTA for our 2016-17 Traditional Arts Roundtable Series in Los Angeles County. The Series is designed to strengthen intercultural arts networks and to offer opportunities for traditional and tradition-based artists and arts advocates to learn from one another through intimate discussion, technical assistance, skill-building, networking, and sharing community-based arts and culture. The Traditional Arts Roundtable Series in Los Angeles County will offer programs throughout the year at various arts venues.
Turntables and Traditional Music: Exploring Multiculturalism Through Vinyl Records.
A roundtable discussion with some of L.A.’s most influential world music DJs. As collectors of rare vinyl recordings and curators of long-running dance gatherings, DJs wield enormous influence on a community’s exposure to international/traditional music that rarely gets airplay on mainstream radio. Exploring world musical soundscapes, often with no connection to a culture other than an “ear” for good music, our featured guests are part of a generation of DJs and musicians who have been at the forefront of the Los Angeles global music scene.
Join us for some light refreshments, a lively discussion and an “all-vinyl” sharing event. Bring your favorite record to share!
Glenn Red (AfroFunké / Ecléctica / La Junta)
Rani D (Soul in the Park / Radio Afrique)
Arshia Haq (Discostan)
Reyes (Ecléctica / Trópico de Nopal)
PLEASE SEE DISCUSSION SECTION FOR EXTENDED BIOS OF OUR GUEST ARTISTS.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
ACTA’s Traditional Arts Roundtable Series is generously supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Tropico de Nopal Gallery
1665 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026