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University of Gnawa & Ethiocali  hosted by KCRW's Tom Schnabel

University of Gnawa & Ethiocali hosted by KCRW's Tom Schnabel

Fri. 07/26 | 7:00PM (Doors) - Fri. 07/26 | 10:00PM @ California Plaza (map)

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KCRW SUMMER NIGHTS AT GRAND PERFORMANCES — ALL-AGES AND ALL FREE!

Friday, July 26 @ 8pm [Doors at 7pm]
University of Gnawa & Ethiocali
Hosted by KCRW DJ Tom Schnabel


Led by Todd Simon, Ethio Cali's sublime sound is inspired by the "Golden Age" of '60s and '70s Ethio-jazz, whose inspiration is drawn from the rhythmic and melodic textures of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, and Columbia.  Ethiopia-born and Australia-based vocalist/masenqo player Dereb The Ambassador joins as a featured guest.

Maghreb-born Aziz Sahmaoui deftly helms Paris' spirited University of Gnawa.  The ensemble's innovative compositions meld trance and healing music originally from the border region between Morocco and Algeria with Senegalese, Gambian, and Malian roots. 

KCRW's Summer Nights at Grand Performances was hailed "Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series" by Los Angeles Magazine.  Grand Performances has presented high-quality music, spoken word, and dance in one of our city's most breathtaking outdoor venues - California Plaza in the heart of Downtown L.A. This summer, KCRW and its DJs team up with Grand Performance concerts on four of this season's biggest shows!

 
Location

California Plaza
350 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071 [Map]

Parking
California Plaza
parking garage address is 351 S. Olive Ave, Los Angeles (most easily accessed between 1st and 4th streets). Rates are $7.50 starting 2 hours before evening Grand Performances events (cash only).  There will also be complimentary bike valet on the Upper Plaza.  For more information, please go to the Grand Performances website.


Make sure to check out all our other 2013 KCRW Summer Nights events at www.kcrw.com/summernights.





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