Experience the Music of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Café Tacvba at the Hollywood Bowl for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA | Photo courtesy of Café Tacvba Oficial, Facebook

Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA involves more than 70 Southern California cultural institutions, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara to San Diego, participating in a vibrant and diverse array of exhibitions, public events and performances that explore Latin American and Latino art.

A global roster of acclaimed artists will be performing during PST: LA/LA at some of L.A.'s top cultural attractions, including “CDMX: Music From Mexico City” at Walt Disney Concert Hall, "Off the 405" at the Getty Center, and the Hammer Museum. Read on for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA music events taking place in Los Angeles throughout October.

Voices of the Xtabay: A Tribute to Yma Sumac - Hammer Museum (OCT. 7, 2017)

Inspired by the Hammer exhibition Radical Women, a genre-bending lineup of Los Angeles Latinx vocalists and musicians will reimagine the songs of legendary Peruvian singer and longtime L.A. resident Yma Sumac, whose vocal range was said to be well over five octaves. Voices of the Xtabay features a band led by Alberto López of Jungle Fire backing performances by: Empress Of, Nite Jewel, Maria Elena Altany, Ceci Bastida, Dorian Wood, Carmina Escobar and Francisca Valenzuela. Organized by Josh Kun, music critic, MacArthur fellow, American Book Award winner and USC professor, Voices of the Xtabay is taking place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. Free admission, cash bar. 

CDMX: BIRDMAN LIVE - Walt Disney Concert Hall (OCT. 9, 2017)

On Monday, Oct. 9, Mexican percussionist, composer and five-time Grammy®-winner Antonio Sanchez performs his unique and vibrant percussion-only score live-to-picture for a screening of Birdman, which won the Oscar® for Best Picture in 2014.

Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX), a city of nearly nine million people, has one of the most vibrant contemporary music communities in the world. As part of PST: LA/LA, the LA Phil will offer a window into Mexico City’s colorful music scene with a mix of events throughout October.

CDMX: NATALIA LAFOURCADE - Walt Disney Concert Hall (OCT. 12, 2017)

Seven-time Latin Grammy®-winner Natalia Lafourcade is one of Mexico’s biggest contemporary music stars. While anchored in her traditional roots, she also explores reggae, bossa nova, and calypso with intriguing acoustic guitar, piano, and stunningly delicate vocals. For the first time, she will be accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX), a city of nearly nine million people, has one of the most vibrant contemporary music communities in the world. As part of PST: LA/LA, the LA Phil will offer a window into Mexico City’s colorful music scene with a mix of events throughout October.

CDMX: NOCHE DE CINE - Walt Disney Concert Hall (OCT. 13, 2017)

Fans of Mexican cinema, Friday the 13th is your lucky night! From the Golden Age of Mexican cinema to the present day, Mexico City has been the center of Latin American film. Guided by guest curators, Gustavo Dudamel will take the audience through classic scores by composers from Esperón to Revueltas, with clips from Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete films, as well as music from current movies such as Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro.

Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX), a city of nearly nine million people, has one of the most vibrant contemporary music communities in the world. As part of PST: LA/LA, the LA Phil will offer a window into Mexico City’s colorful music scene with a mix of events throughout October.

CDMX: NOW! - Walt Disney Concert Hall (Oct. 14, 2017)

On Saturday, Oct. 14 the CDMX series presents a celebratory snapshot of Ciudad de México’s vibrant music community – featuring established and emerging acts that highlight the rich traditions and contemporary creativity overflowing from this Latin-American capital. Performers at CDMX: Now! include the acclaimed Morrissey cover band, Mexrrissey and artists from the electronic music label, N.A.A.F.I.

Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX), a city of nearly nine million people, has one of the most vibrant contemporary music communities in the world. As part of PST: LA/LA, the LA Phil will offer a window into Mexico City’s colorful music scene with a mix of events throughout October.

Helado Negro | Photo courtesy of Getty Center

Off the 405 X PST: LA/LA feat. Helado Negro - Getty Center (Oct. 14, 2017)



Celebrate Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA at a special extended Off the 405 event! Taking place from 1-9 p.m. at the Getty Center courtyard, this afternoon-evening program features artist interventions, screenings of rare experimental short films, curator-led tours and DJ sets, leading up to a 7:30 p.m. concert featuring the mesmerizing cosmic melodies of Ecuadorian-American electronic musician, Helado Negro. Admission is free.

Café Tacvba | Photo courtesy of LA Phil

CDMX: CAFÉ TACVBA - Walt Disney Concert Hall (OCT. 15, 2017)

Described by The New York Times as the “greatest rock band in Mexico… and… possibly even the world," Café Tacvba performs with full orchestra for the first time in their 28 years. Celebrating the band's latest album, this special concert, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, will showcase their extraordinary catalog with imaginative new arrangements and their distinctive attitude.

Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX), a city of nearly nine million people, has one of the most vibrant contemporary music communities in the world. As part of PST: LA/LA, the LA Phil will offer a window into Mexico City’s colorful music scene with a mix of events throughout October.

CDMX: NEW MUSIC FROM MEXICO - Walt Disney Concert Hall (OCT. 17, 2017)

The CDMX series concludes with an evening of world premieres commissioned by the LA Phil: Édgar Guzmán - "Phantasy on a"; Felipe Waller - "Echo Chambers Chronicles"; Alejandro Castaños - "Puntos de inflexión"; Ivan Naranjo - "to what for ensembles"; and Diana Syrse - "Connected Identities" (Identidades Conectadas).

Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX), a city of nearly nine million people, has one of the most vibrant contemporary music communities in the world. As part of PST: LA/LA, the LA Phil will offer a window into Mexico City’s colorful music scene with a mix of events throughout October.

Photo courtesy of the Getty Center

See What You Mean - Getty Center (Oct. 28, 2017)



Experience an evening of creative acts and playful insurrections as an array of artists, musicians, and performers joins forces with Getty artist-in-residence Harry Gamboa Jr. to celebrate the diverse communities and voices of Los Angeles. See What You Mean is taking place at the Getty Center on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6-9 p.m. Admission is free.