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Las Cafeteras and Xênia França

Virtual Concert

Premiering on YouTube | Saturday, November 21, 8:00 pm (PT)

FREE | RSVPs recommended

Telling modern-day stories of Chicanx life in Southern California, East LA favorites Las Cafeteras take the stage at the Skirball to kick off the final Skirball Stages performance of the year. Get down to their uplifting blend of Afro-Mexican beats, hip-hop, and rancheras. Greeting us from a set filmed exclusively for the series in Brazil is Latin Grammy–nominated singer Xênia França, inviting audiences to soak up the traditional rhythms of Bahia, mixed with a pulsing blend of electronica, jazz, and R&B. A prominent member of her local art scene, França captivates with smooth vocals and creative verve. 

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Dustbowl Revival and Mames Babegenush

Dustbowl Revival and Mames Babegenush

Virtual Concert

Premiering on YouTube | Saturday, October 24, 8:00 pm (PT)

FREE | RSVPs recommended

LA darlings Dustbowl Revival return to the Skirball with special guest Lashon Halley for a spirited and celebratory performance. Following the release of their ambitious 2020 album, Is It You, Is It Me, the funky folk band delights with big orchestral arrangements and goosebump-inducing harmonies. Across the Atlantic, Mames Babegenush takes us on a tour of the Port of Copenhagen before setting up for a lively outdoor performance fillmed specially for Skirball Stages. Get ready to dance along to the popular klezmer band’s boundary-pushing mix of traditional Ashkenazi Jewish and Eastern European folk.

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Aditya Prakash and Rini

Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini

Virtual Concert

Now streaming on YouTube

FREE

Enjoy an evening of American music from the Indian diaspora. Combining classical ragas, chants, and rhythms with brass band arrangement, jazz harmony, and hip-hop–infused beats, the Aditya Prakash Ensemble impresses with an improvisational flow. Be serenaded by frontman Aditya Prakash, an accomplished Carnatic virtuoso known for his powerful and emotive voice. Across the country, performing in her New York City studio specially for Skirball Stages, composer and violinist Rini serves up a unique blend of electronica and bass-heavy art rock with her band. Pulling from musical traditions of India and the United States, both the Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini transcend genre to create music wholly their own.

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Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7)

Skirball Stages: Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil

Virtual Concert

Now streaming on YouTube through November 29

FREE

Celebrate global artistry and enjoy this virtual concert event! Featuring Los Angeles native Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) of Seoul, South Korea, Skirball Stages invites you to enjoy an uplifting evening of modern music from stages near and far.

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