Sat, July 21, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
| Norwalk Library

Incendio performs original "world fusion" music—they have composed, self-produced, and released 8 albums since 1999. These original compositions encompass primarily latin styles, jazz improvisation, and middle-eastern rhythms, with an emphasis on fast, precise, and exciting performances on the Spanish guitar. Incendio also performs fiery, passionate concerts which are consistent both in quality and attendance.

Sat, September 15, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
| Hacienda Heights Library

Grammy® nominees Lisa Haley & the Zydekats are the world's most beloved Americana/Cajun/Zydeco band. Lisa’s family-friendly original tunes and Louisiana, French Celtic, R&B, and jazz rhythms represented modern Zydeco for the US Arts Program in Sir George Martin’s film, Rhythm of Life, and the group has played festivals in over 20 countries. This fourth-generation fiddler, dancer, and three-octave vocalist makes audiences laugh, cry, and*mdash;above all—dance!

Thu, August 16, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
| The Lynwood Union Gallery

El-Haru Kuroi is an East Los Angeles trio whose musical spectrum reflects their experience in the ever-changing melting pot of their city. Their music is rooted in Mexican, South American, and African traditions, with a hint of a jazz and post-punk aesthetic. The lyrics are in Spanish and Portuguese, and combine with El-Haru Kuroi’s instrumentation, to create a modern pan-Latin American sound the band calls East Los Angeles’ nueva tropicalia. “Combining the snarling urgency of post-punk with the sensuality of bossa-nova, they’ve come upon something very different and exciting to listen to.”—M. Cotto, KCRW

Sat, September 22, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Cuicani performs a combination of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin music along with the multicultural influences of local LA sounds. Its repertoire includes original songs written by various members of the collective as well as reggae, cumbia, and Latin classics. Cuicani’s sound is comparable to Manu Chao, Bob Marley & the Wailers, and Santana.

Sat, August 18, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
| Ladera Park

The L.A. Bluescasters have performed their music in standard blues, rock, jazzy blues, and swing styles. The music includes covers of artists like Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and the Allman Brothers.

Fri, July 27, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
| Helen Keller Park

Yolanda Johnson & Her All Star Band, formally known as The Members, have been performing together throughout Southern California for the last two decades. They bring New Orleans Second Line music, Blues, Smooth Jazz, R&B, and a slew of Oldies (but Goodies) to life. The group has performed at numerous City of Los Angeles political events, outdoor concerts, and local venues such as House of Blues, The Baked Potato, Catalina Bar & Grill, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Fri, August 3, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
| Helen Keller Park

Stix is an MC from Watts with a background in Rock, R&B, and DJ-ing. Stix has toured with and performed alongside artist like Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 2 Chainz, Warren G, E-40, and Too Short…just to name a few.

Fri, July 20, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
| Helen Keller Park

The Dale Fielder Quartet is led by acclaimed baritone saxophonist and composer Dale Fielder. The 22-year-old ensemble performs original jazz compositions as well as rare jazz classics and well-known jazz standards. They have also recorded original extended commissioned jazz suites. The band also features jazz legend Jane Getz on piano and vocalist Rita Edmond when vocals are required.

Sat, July 7, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
| Athens park

Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, under the musical direction of Grammy® Award-winning Alberto "Beto" Jimenez Maeda, the Mariachi Divas have made big waves on the national and international music scene. A two-time Grammy Award winner, with five Grammy nominations and two Latin Grammy nominations, the Mariachi Divas are a multicultural all-female ensemble imbued with the true flavor of Los Angeles. In addition, the Mariachi Divas have been performing regularly at Disneyland Resort since 2003. All together, the Divas discography includes 10 albums released through Shea Records and East Side Records. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea. Their music can be found on iTunes.

Sat, July 28, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
| Woodcrest Library

This group of individual mariachi musicians is truly an all-star mariachi made up of the best around the world. Many of Mariachi Espectacular’s members also produce, compose, arrange, and record. Grammy® Award-winning producer Beto Jimenez's idea when forming the group was to bring the highest level of mariachi talent together. They have recorded one CD entitled Pura Tradicion. This is an all-male group, but able to add in a female vocalist/musician to the ensemble upon request.


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