Red Nation Film Festival @ NoHo Arts District – All Ages
The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema, is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by successfully replacing American Indian stereotype with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry and to introduce American Indian Filmmakers to larger, global mainstream audiences while establishing relations between the American Indian community and the entertainment industry. The Festival theme, “Red is Green” serves to expand the boundaries of how American Indians have typically been defined in our cultural and to also inspire audiences with the sacred personal relationship to Mother Earth that our tribes have kept alive.
Legalize Street Vending Fandango Workshops @ Casa del Mexicano – 4-7PM, Free, All Ages
The Legalize Street Vending campaign invites you to participate in Fandango Workshops. Learn poetry, music and dance known as the Fandango from Veracruz, México. Aimed at supporting the Legalize Street Vending campaign, Master Jarocho musician César Castro will teach the composition of new verses, jarana, zapateado and singing. The project will culminate in a series of processions through the streets of Boyle Heights and finally with a Fandango celebration. Instruments will be provided, No previous musical experience required, Family friendly. FREE From September 23, 2013 to Novemeber 23, 2013 on Mondays from 5-8pm and Wednesdays from 4-7pm. For more info please contact Quetzal Flores firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday Forró Classes @ Tropico de Nopal, Filipinotown – 7pm, $10, All Ages
Forró is a traditional music and partner dance from the northeast of Brazil which has different rhythms such as xaxado, baião, and xote going from very fast to slow beat allowing all tastes to pick their favorite. Andrea Lopasso e Fabio Santana (Forró in LA) have been performing and teaching Forró since they moved to Los Angeles last year. They have been dancing and teaching forró for the last 13 years in Brazil and are part of the Forró Movement taking shape now also outside of Brazil and catching a huge momentum in Europe and other parts of the world. They are very enthusiast to also include Los Angeles in this fun and contagious movement of the Brazilian culture. Dancing forró is a lot of fun and a wonderful way to keep Summer alive. Classes are starting this Wednesday 07/31 and will happen every Wed for the rest of the summer. All levels are welcome!!! $10/class
Oysters & Jazz: Raquel Rodriguez & The Big Guys @ Perch LA, Downtown – 7pm-10pm, Free, 21+
Every Wednesday, come listen to soul diva Raquel Rodriquez and her band, The Big Guys, play unplugged at the Perch rooftop lounge in downtown. LA native Raquel Rodriquez is a fast rising star and has not wasted any time since graduating from the prestigious Hamilton High School Academy of Music and USC Thornton School of Music. Raquel and her 7-piece band have been performing all over LA and her first album was just released this past June. So come grab a drink and enjoy her sultry sounds in this intimate space overlooking the gorgeous downtown nightscape while you still can.
Terakaft @ The Bootleg – 9pm, $20, 18+
Made up of former members of Tinariwen, Terakaft have their own signature of Tuareg music from Mali.
Irene Diaz with The Melodic Release Party @ The Bootleg – 9pm, $10, 21+
We never miss a chance to see Irene Diaz if we can help it!
ECLÉCTICA 4-YR ANNIVERSARY ft. EL HARU KUROI @ Eastside Luv, Boyle Heights – 9pm, Free, 21+
If it seems that you haven’t heard much from us in a few months, it’s because we took the month of October off in preparation for our ECLÉCTICA 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY this coming Wednesday NOVEMBER 6TH!!! For an event that was supposed to be a one-off, we can’t believe that it’s already been FOUR YEARS! To help us celebrate, we’re pleased to announce that one of LA’s most eclectic and sought-after bands, EL HARU KUROI, will be joining us for this special occasion! Their lead vocalist, Edikka Organista, sings adeptly in English, Spanish and Portuguese, making their sound an absolutely PERFECT fit for what we do at Ecléctica. We’re looking forward to a musically rich evening with you all 🙂