5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Led by trombonist Otto Granillo and vocalist Junko Seki, KoTolán is a multicultural world music ensemble that plays a mixture of Latin styles infused with modern jazz. With their unique cross-cultural groove, the group has performed across the U.S. and Mexico, playing at such diverse venues as Yoshi’s, Mama Juana’s, Levitt Pavilion, Gene Autry Museum, and UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall.
Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band came to prominence in 2004 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Funeral, and has won numerous awards, including the 2011 Grammy for Album of the Year (they hold the distinction of being the only musical group to have won their first and only Grammy in that category), the 2011 Juno Award for Album of the Year, and the 2011 Brit Award for Best International Album for their third studio album, The Suburbs, released in 2010 to critical acclaim and commercial success. In 2013, Arcade Fire released their fourth album, Reflektor, and scored the feature film Her, for which band member William Butler, along with Owen Pallett were nominated for Best Original Score at the 86th Academy Awards.
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East Hollywood, CA 90068, Los Angeles, 90068
What began as a talent show has evolved into a much-anticipated evening of stellar singer songwriter performances. Kollaboration has helped launch the successful dance and music careers of numerous Asian American artists, including Far East Movement, Kina Grannis and Kenichi Ebina, winner of “America’s Got Talent.” This year, indie singer/songwriter and Kollaboration alum Hana Kim hosts a benefit concert in support of local nonprofit Saving Innocence to raise awareness of human trafficking and inspire change within the community. An eclectic group of up-and-coming artists will join Kim in a night of music, art and discussion. Featured artists include Lucy Schwartz, Hotel Cinema, Belmont Lights and Jane Lui.