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Wednesday, June 29

SOUNDS OF AFRICA

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

7:30pm

The exhibit celebrates the unique diversity that lives in African music, and spotlight winners and nominees of both the GRAMMY Awards® and the BET Awards.

"At BET International, we look forward each year to recognizing and applauding the work of the best musical artists from the continent of Africa as a part of the annual BET Awards, and this year, we’re thrilled to collaborate with the GRAMMY Museum to take inter-continental music celebration to new heights with the Sounds of Africa exhibit. We are beyond excited about this tribute to legendary, traditional and contemporary African music artists, and could not have asked for a better partner."

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Hammer Screenings: Maquilapolis

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torres searing documentary focuses on the abominable working conditions of maquiladoras in Tijuana, a subject close to the heart of the artist and activist Fred Lonidier. Lonidier, through his own practice and that of the collective Labor Link TV, has explored the ways in which photography can inspire and sustain political activism, turning his attention recently to the cross-border labor struggles between the United States and Mexico. The film will be followed by a screening of Labor Link TV Program #66B, Han Young Workers Vote and a discussion with the artist. (Maquilapolis, 2006, dirs. Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre, 70min; Labor Link TV Program #66B, 1997, 9:30 min.)

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