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Thursday, July 28

Music from Peru: INCA

La Pintoresca Public Library

1355 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, 91103

1:30pm

INCA provides a wonderful and colorful program of music from Peru. The show includes music from the native Incas, from the Hispanic communities of the coastal areas and the Black people from the villages south of Lima, as well as the natives from the Peruvian and Bolivian Amazon jungle. The instrumentation is unique to these areas, woodwinds, strings, percussion and vocals ape all featured during the show. The audience gets to participate and play and sing along with the performers. This presentation is made possible in part with a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation.

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"A Moment of Silence" Screening - Special Guests in Person!

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

2015, Outsider Pictures, 90 min, Italy/USA/Bolivia, Dir: Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani. The real story behind the recent Sandra Bullock film OUR BRAND IS CRISIS, this thought-provoking documentary follows the changes in Bolivia after the fall of President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada and the rise of Evo Morales, who is now the nations first indigenous leader. Commentary from these political figures (and their spin doctors) helps illuminate the challenges the country continues to face after its socialist revolution of the early 2000s. In Spanish with English subtitles.

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Sinkane

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

8:00pm

Experience the effortless appeal of Brooklyn-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Sinkane. Both nostalgic and ultramodern, Sinkane’s music fuses free jazz, shoegaze, krautrock, Sudanese pop, and funk, inviting audiences to move and make connections together.

Born in London and raised in Sudan and Ohio, Sinkane (a.k.a. Ahmed Gallab) has performed with such celebrated bands as Caribou, Yeasayer, and Of Montreal. In 2014, he released his most recent album, Mean Love, described as “outstanding, style-hopping pop” by the Guardian. He also served as the musical director of ATOMIC BOMB! The Music of William Onyeabor, a series of performances paying tribute to the title Nigerian synth-pop musician. Damon Albarn, David Byrne, Money Mark, and Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, among others, contributed to the series.

At the Skirball, Sinkane will perform tracks from both his forthcoming album and his extensive back catalogue.

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Sinkane performs at the Skirball

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

8:00pm

Experience the effortless appeal of Brooklyn-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Sinkane. Both nostalgic and ultramodern, Sinkanes music fuses free jazz, shoegaze, krautrock, Sudanese pop, and funk, inviting audiences to move and make connections together. Born in London and raised in Sudan and Ohio, Sinkane (a.k.a. Ahmed Gallab) has performed with such celebrated bands as Caribou, Yeasayer, and Of Montreal. In 2014, he released his most recent album, Mean Love, described as outstanding, style-hopping pop by the Guardian. He also served as the musical director of ATOMIC BOMB! The Music of William Onyeabor, a series of performances paying tribute to the title Nigerian synth-pop musician. Damon Albarn, David Byrne, Money Mark, and Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, among others, contributed to the series. At the Skirball, Sinkane will perform tracks from both his forthcoming album and his extensive back catalogue.

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Songhoy Blues`

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

8:00pm

Fusing guitar-based rock, hip-hop, and R&B, Songhoy Blues recall iconic West African guitar heroes like Baba Salah and Ali Farka Touré as much as The Black Keys.

Songhoy Blues formed in 2012, when political unrest in northern Mali forced young men and families to flee south to Bamako. In an effort to find joy in a time of crisis, the four-piece band began performing in bars and clubs throughout Bamako and soon landed an audition with French producer Marc-Antoine Moreau (Amadou & Mariam, K’naan). Their critically hailed debut album, Music in Exile, produced by Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Moreau, pays homage to the history, traditions, and struggles of the Songhoy people of Mali, while evoking the traditional and the modern, the youthful and the ancient, the exotic and the familiar. According to the Guardian, “They have all the makings of African-rock crossover heroes.”

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