Reggae Night On Calender: Hollywood Bowl
Reggae Night and more On Calendar for LA, Compton, Inglewood, Carson, Long Beach and environs Reggae Night at Hollywood Bowl. Now celebrating its 20th season at the Bowl, KCRW’s World Festival presents cutting-edge artists making music on a global scale. Our 18th
Reggae Night and more On Calendar for LA, Compton, Inglewood, Carson, Long Beach and environs
Reggae Night at Hollywood Bowl. Now celebrating its 20th season at the Bowl, KCRW’s World Festival presents cutting-edge artists making music on a global scale. Our 18th annual Reggae Night showcases the genre’s fluidity. Four-time Grammy winner Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley has established himself as a unique and influential presence in reggae, combining the roots sound of his father’s legendary music with the fast flow and spirit of dance hall and hip-hop. Ten-time Grammy nominees Third World are no stranger to fusion, setting their blend of soul, R&B, and rock to a reggae beat since 1973. Socially conscious Kabaka Pyramid opens with a fiery, beat-based, and hip-hop-influenced reggae sound built around messages of love, unity, and justice.July 7, 2019, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Contra Tempo. Expand your imagination with this bold, multilingual Los Angeles-based dance company creating physically intense and politically astute performance work. Founded by Artistic Director Ana Maria Alvarez, Contra-Toempo creates a new physical, visual, and sonic vocabulary that collages salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance with theater, compelling text, and original music to bring dynamic multi-modal experiences to the concert stage. After the performance, the company will have you moving and grooving with their “Sabor Session” (named after the Spanish word for “flavor”), where dancers will guide participants in Afro-Latin social dance forms that are rooted in radical joy. July 7, 2019, noon to 1:30 p.m., Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500.
Hammer’s House Party Tour. Get ready to crash the biggest party of the year with Hammer’s House Party tour presented by Sirius XM, as MC Hammer embarks on his first major tour since 1991. Hammer’s House Party Tour is heading all over America with a rotating bill of artists. The Irvine lineup for Hammer’s House Party: MC Hammer, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Biz Markie, Tone Loc, Young MC, 2 Live Crew & The Funky Bunch. Party time! July 7, 2019, 7-10 .p.m., Five Point Amphitheatre, 14800 Chinon, Irvine.
Celebrate Ghana’s Republic Day. Join the Ghabaian community at the park with the in Southern California. There will be plenty of food, games, Afro-beats dancing competition among the youth, and much more. Hosted by the Ghana Association of Southern California, a non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization founded to mobilize the Ghanaian residents and other African descendants living in Southern California. July 6, 2019, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Frank G Bonelli County Park, 120 Via Verde Ave., San Dimas, Calif. (310) 988-8845.
The Free Black Women’s Library LA Book Swap & Social. The public is invited to participate in a day of love, literacy and liberation! Join the Reparations Club, brand new Black woman-owned retail and community space to engage with and trade Black women books in our collection, bring out the little ones for a mini-doll making workshop, and more. All ages, gender-identities, and backgrounds welcome! Light refreshments, Black girl anthems, and vibes will be served. July 6, 2019, 1-4 p.m., Reparations Club, 4636 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles.
Summer Concert Series. Don’t miss a very special evening under the stars with Common, the Grammy and Academy Award winning vocalist and film star as he headlines the 2019 Summer Concert Series. Common continues to break down barriers with a multitude of music, two memoirs, critically acclaimed, diverse roles, and major success at the box office. Following his 2011 memoir “One Day It’ll All Make Sense,” Common’s new book and forthcoming album “Let Love Have the Last Word” share Common’s own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer. Opening for Common will be R&B singer Nicole Bus – an empathetic writer, powerhouse vocalist, talented multi-instrumentalist, and impassioned performer, the Dutch-born multicultural songstress delivers a striking signature style. July 26, 2019, 6-10 p.m., Hyatt Regency, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, Calif. (949) 729-1234
Bay Summer Nights With Cynthia Erivo. Her voice is like silk, from the top to the bottom,” said Jennifer Hudson of the fearless and feisty Tony, Emmy, and Grammy winner Cynthia Erivo. Erivo gives voice to music made famous by the greatest female singers of all time including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald. July 12, 2019, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m,, Embarcadero Marina Park S. 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego. (619) 235-0800