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Tuesday, February 3

Kodo: One Earth Tour

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012


(2/3) Japan’s premier drumming ensemble returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall with breathtaking physicality in a show featuring classical and modern elements of this percussion art form.

Come for: A glimpse of a global phenemonon. Kodo explores the unlimited possibilities of the traditional Japanese taiko drum. The word “kodo” can mean either “heartbeat,” the primal source of all rhythm, or “children of the drum.” Since its debut in 1981, the group has given over 3700 performances around the world.

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Thursday, February 5

The Nile Project

Carpenter Performing Arts Center

6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815


Experience this landmark collaboration among musicians from eleven nations that share the longest river in the world, uniting in a transformational performance with an orchestra of Ethiopian masenko and saxophone; Egyptian ney, oud, violin, simsimiya, and tanbura; Ugandan adungu; a powerful pan-Nile percussion section; and six vocalists singing in eleven different languages!

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Saturday, February 7

Sunday, February 8

Iranian Photography: Past & Present


5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90036


Free Join Kaveh Baghdadchi, photographer and editor-in-chief of Akkasee.com (Irans most popular photography site) for a discussion about the history of photography in Iran, from the arrival of the camera in the Royal Court to present day. The program will be followed by a reception featuring an Iranian tea ceremony and traditional Iranian music. This program is sponsored by Farhang Foundation at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. RSVP requested to [email protected]

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Tuesday, February 10

Thursday, February 19

Friday, February 20

Saturday, February 21