A black-and-white photo of a group of musicians holding up their right fists while a standing audience does the same

Extra Ancestral, photo by Farah Sosa

Sunset ConcertsMusic

Extra Ancestral

Thursday, August 26, 8:00 pm (Doors at 6:30 pm)

About the Program

Returning to the Skirball by popular demand, Extra Ancestral delivers a bombastic and joyful performance to close out the Sunset Concerts season.

Founded by artist-educator Kahlil Cummings, this inspiring group of performers pairs traditional African song and dance with a dazzling fusion of Afrobeat, jazz, and reggae. You won’t want to miss this celebration of the African diaspora in Los Angeles.

“So grateful to have witnessed Extra Ancestral. It was so good for my soul.”

Sharing the Spotlight

Deepening Sunset Concerts’ connection to Los Angeles and the Skirball’s core values of justice, community, and kindness, Extra Ancestral has selected the following organizations to share the evening with us. Learn more about their work below.

  • CultivaLA transforms healthy food access and wellness through people, social enterprise, and environmental justice.
  • Project KnuckleHead empowers and inspires vulnerable youth to reach their potential in education, music, art, and other forms of self-expression.

Member Perk

With advance parking reservations for Sunset Concerts, Members park for just $5.
Need to join or renew? Memberships purchased or renewed/upgraded online are in effect immediately. Save 15% with code WELCOMEBACK. Offer valid through August 1, 2021. Visit skirball.org/join.

More to Explore

Watch highlights from Extra Ancestral's April 2019 performance at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Donor Support

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball are generously sponsored by:

The Bilger Family

The 2021 Sunset Concerts season is made possible in part by additional support from:

Department of Cultural Affairs logoLA County Dept of Arts and CultureUS Bank logoKorea Foundation logo

Media Sponsor:
KCRW logo