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Saturday, October 11

World City - Los Masis & Bolivia Corazón de America

W.M. Keck Children's Amphitheatre

111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012

11:00am to 1:30pm

World City Free Performance
Los Masis & Bolivia Corazón de America
Oct 11, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
W.M. Keck Children's Amphitheatre
FREE
From dance and music to puppetry and spoken word, learn more about the cultures which make up your “world city” of Los Angeles through free art-making workshops and captivating performances.
In 1969, a handful of aspiring young musicians from Sucre, Bolivia formed Los Masis, the city’s first traditional Andean music group. For over four decades, they have traveled throughout Bolivia and abroad sharing their passion for traditional music, dressed in the colorful ponchos of the region’s Tarabuco indigenous people.
Bolivia Corazón de America, a dance ensemble under the artistic direction of Isidro Fajardo, was formed to teach the growing population of Bolivian children in San Francisco the dances and music of their heritage. The company's repertoire includes pre-Columbian traditions performed at both religious and secular community celebrations. The first dance, Suri Sicuri, is accompanied by the music of panpipes, the siku, wearing magnificent headdresses made of ostrich feathers, the suri. The second dance, Saya, is Afro-Bolivian in origin, highlighting Afro-Bolivian rhythms and the dynamic energy of African-based movement.

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