Sat, August 4, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
| East Rancho Dominguez Library

Grammy® award winner, Rosalie Elena Rodriguez, is no stranger to the blending of Latin American roots and rhythms. A Mexican-American, Puerto Rican-native of California and a third generation Mariachi musician, she is uniquely gifted with a sultry style that blends tropical, afro-peruvian, jazz, and mariachi flavors. Her first solo album, Frente a Frente, opens the door to the intimacy of love, loss, and pain while seamlessly fusing traditional Cuban and Mexican bolero with the Afro-rooted Peruvian sounds of the Cajón

Sun, August 19, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
| Center for the Arts Eagle Rock

Accompanied by her accordion, her toy piano, and a fiery band, LA-based chanteuse and songwriter Jessica Fichot draws from her multi-ethnic French/Chinese/American heritage to create an intoxicating multilingual fusion of French chanson, Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing, and international folk. With three acclaimed albums under her belt (Le Chemin, Le Secret, and Dear Shanghai), Jessica has brought her music to audiences around the world–regularly performing in China, Mexico, Canada, Western Europe, and the United States. Jessica’s music has been hailed as "enchantingly original" by LA Weekly and "a glittering testament to L.A.’s multiculturalism" by LA Times.

Fri, August 31, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
| Levitt Pavillion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park

Conceived as a one-off Afro Latin funk jam between friends in 2011, Los Angeles' Jungle Fire has quickly and steadily become an explosive 10-piece Tropi-Funk juggernaut lighting up sold out dance floors and music festivals in several continents. Since the release of their initial 7" singles on the Ohio-based Colemine Records through the release of their full-length debut LP Tropicoso via Los Angeles' Nacional Records, Jungle Fire's unique blend of West African dance music (especially the stylings of Fela Kuti and Many Dibango), North American Funk and Afro-Caribbean rhythms has been a favorite of well known DJs and taste makers worldwide, including the likes of Craig Charles and Gilles Peterson (BBC), the Paris DJs (France), Rich Medina, Cut Chemist, and NPR (to name a few). Juno Records (UK) has summed up the band's live show experience by stating: "Few bands live up to their name in the way Jungle Fire do; fusing Cumbia, Afrobeat, and trad funk, each Jungle Fire jam blazes the floor with real power." Consisting of musicians who have played, recorded, and/or toured with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ozomatli, De La Soul, Celia Cruz, LCD Soundsystem, U2, and Big Daddy Kane (among many others), their sound is a direct reflection of the musical and cultural landscape of the city they call home—a highly explosive musical cocktail ready to ignite lovers of funky beats worldwide!

Sat, August 4, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
| Levitt Pavillion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park

Boogaloo Assassins' mission is to bring la gente a funky good-time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, Boogaloo Assassins is the West Coast's 12-man modern answer to New York City's Latin music explosion of the late 1960s, serving up their own ‘60s-inspired salsa and Latin boogaloo (best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Cuban rhythms, sung in English and Spanish). Perfect dance music for a Friday night, the Assassins are known throughout Southern California for their high-energy live shows, as well as their hit single "No No No" (a funky salsa cover of the reggae classic), which was a local LA radio (KCRW, KPCC, KPFK, KJZZ. KXLU) and club staple in 2013-14.

Fri, June 22, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
| Levitt Pavillion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park

Allensworth is a Southern California quintet that fuses rock and soul into a melting pot of true life anthemic stories. The authentic sound derives from the bands diverse cultural backgrounds and surroundings. Comprised of musicians from Northern and Southern California, Allensworth unites their influences from the Bay area to LA.

Sat, August 11, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
| Shaun Diamond Plaza

Covering everyone from Billy Joel and Elton John to Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis, the Kings of 88 are a tribute band to the legends of piano rock. Unlike other tribute acts who perform works from one specific artist, these four professional musicians present iconic classics of the genre as a whole, in addition to contemporary artists who are continuing the piano rock tradition.

Thu, August 9, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
| Bell Gardens Veterans park

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.

Thu, September 13, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
| Corner or Ramona Blvd & Maine Ave.

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, September 22, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Rosemead Library

The Ciro Hurtado Group is a seven-member ensemble, performing Latin American folk jazz and world music. The group is headed by the renowned Peruvian guitarist and Latin Grammy® nominee Ciro Hurtado and showcases the rhythms and instrumentation from several Latin American countries. At the heart and soul of their performances is Ciro’s guitar work, characterized as passionate, melodic, global, and transformative. Original works written by Ciro evoke motifs, landscapes, and exciting elements of South American styles and rhythms. Ciro also performs solo guitar, which he combines with storytelling about Peruvian culture and folklore.


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