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Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East Hollywood, CA 90068
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*Pre-Show Activities start at 9:00am. The main performance starts at 10:00am.

*_The shows are recommended for children ages 12 and under, but all ages are welcome.

__Seating is first-come, first-served._*

July Events: * July 6, 2013 at 10:00am: Las Cafeteras 

Come one, come all to this interactive and bilingual show with fun for the whole family! Las Cafeteras explore Son Jarocho and Afro-Mexican rhythms, fusing traditional sounds with spoken word, hip-hop and folk music. Celebrating the diversity of Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras’ energetic performance, including zapateado dancing, will have you on your feet! 

Pre-Show Activites: Arts2Go will help you create folk art that reflects Mexico’s indigenous heritage including the Aztec Sun Stone and the Legend of the 5 Suns using red clay and colorful stones.   


July 13, 2013 at 10:00am: Adunni & Nefertiti with Michael D. McCarty 

  • Experience the sonic landscape of West Africa as Nigerian singers Adunni & Nefertiti collaborate with Los Angeles-based storyteller Michael D. McCarty to share inspiring folktales of the African Diaspora. This special appearance combines the stories McCarty has gathered traveling the world with Adunni & Nefertiti’s inspiring Nigerian folksongs. 

Pre-Show Activites: Inspired by the symbols and stories of the Adinkra Cloth, a hand-printed fabric traditionally made in Ghana, SmART Space will show you how to create your own patterns using handmade stamps to tell a story through symbols.   


July 27, 2013 at 10:00am: Stories… on the MOVE! With Sheetal Gandhi and Shyamala Moorty *

Dance storytellers Sheetal Gandhi and Shyamala Moorty artfully weave rhythm, song and gesture into a dynamic and fun exploration of Indian mythology. Accompanied by live musicians playing classical Indian instruments, the quartet of artists brings to life ancient narratives that reinforce human compassion and celebrate our differences. 

Pre-Show Activites: Build a collective mandala (circle) with an array of repurposed materials with the guidance of Trash for Teaching.   


August Events: * *August 3, 2013 at 10:00am: Pacifico Dance Company 

  • Let the colorful costumes and exuberant movements of Pacifico Dance Company transport you and your family to Mexico. Watch for the brightly plumed quetzal bird or the ritual harvest dance around sea turtle nests. Laugh along with the Viejitos dance (Dance of the Old Men), a comedic look at the dynamic of growing old, and enjoy the dances from the Costa Chica region, which signify love and marriage. 

Pre-Show Activites: With the help of Little Junebugs, learn how to make your own Fiesta Fans, inspired by the bright, colorful textures of Mexico.   


August 10, 2013 at 10:00am: Mostly Kosher *

Mostly Kosher band leader and singer Leeav Sofer joins Janice “Rachele the Matchmaker” Mautner Markham on violin to celebrate Jewish culture with songs and stories from across the globe. Mostly Kosher’s music ranges from upbeat Klezmer tunes to traditional Yiddish melodies to contemporary South American Ladino songs. 

*Pre-Show Activites: *The Exploratory shows you how to use recycled materials to build your very own flying creation and imagine yourself soaring through the air.   


August 17, 2013 at 10:00am: Kutturan Chamoru Foundation *

Discover the grace and beauty of traditional Chamoru music and dance from the Pacific island of Guam and Northern Mariana Islands. The intricate hand movements and swaying hips of the vibrant Tuleti dance (Dance of the Bird_), the precision and power of the Uritao (_Warrior Dance) and rhythmic Chamoru drumming revive the ancient ways of the Chamoru culture. 

Pre-Show Activites: Learn about heroic Island legends such as Sirena the Mermaid and the Legend of the Coconut, then tell a story by creating a picture board with Art 2 Go.   


August 24, 2013 at 10:00am: Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble *

Part international drill team, part multi-cultural rhythm section, Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble brings together synchronized movement, world drumming, lush vocals and innovative body music. Each of the ensemble members brings their own traditions to the stage, creating a one-of-a-kind intercultural experience. Using the oldest musical instrument, the human body, along with hand drums, bells, claves (an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument), gongs, banjo, voice and more — Crosspulse embodies a virtual world tour. 

*Pre-Show Activites: *Create your own rhythm making “Clapping Hands Paper Fan” with Little Junebugs. Perfect for keeping cool and keeping the beat.   


August 31, 2012 at 10:00am: Cal Arts Balinese Dance Ensemble *

Be transported to the tropical island of Bali, where music and dance are inseparable from the Balinese way of life. CalArts Balinese Dance Ensemble honors the rich cultural traditions of the island known as the morning of the world, using colorful and elaborate costumes and gamelan music. Integral to Indonesian culture, a gamelan is a set of instruments, such as xylophones, drums and flutes, built and tuned to stay together. In a place where music and dance are inseparable from the daily way of life, Bali displays an incredible array of musical styles and dance genres. 

Pre-Show Activites: Build a collective mandala (circle) with an array of repurposed materials with the guidance of Trash for Teaching.  

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