• Angelo Metz, Marcele Berger, and Natália Spadini

    Los Angeles Celebrates Bossa Nova

    Angelo Metz Group Featuring Marcele Berger and Natália Spadini

    Thursday, September 26, 8:00 pm

    $25 General; $20 Members

    Pay homage to the Brazilian album Elis & Tom with this all-star cast of LA-based musicians led by Angelo Metz. A collaboration between the legendary composer-arranger Antônio Carlos Jobim and the iconic singer Elis Regina, Elis & Tom was recorded in Los Angeles in 1974 and is still considered one of the greatest Brazilian albums of all time. This special performance will feature music from Elis & Tom, along with other classics of the bossa nova canon, plus a tribute to the late João Gilberto, one of the founding fathers of this distinct Brazilian musical style.

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  • Doctor Nativo

    Doctor Nativo

    Mayan Reggae Cumbia

    Sunday, November 17, 7:00 pm

    $20 General; $15 Members and Full-Time Students

    Guatemala’s Doctor Nativo layers Mayan spirituality, social activism, and folk wisdom over a propulsive combination of reggae, cumbia, and hip-hop performed with pre-Columbian instruments. Born as Juan Martinez, Doctor Nativo began traveling as a musician following his father's assassination in 1990 during the Guatemalan civil war. Busking his way around the world, he found his voice. At this empowering performance, he’ll play music from his debut album, Guatemaya—a proud assertion of Mayan identity and a call for social justice for his country’s indigenous majority.

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