I have been working on this for a couple a months and I am beyond thankful to have the opportunity to curate such amazing talent for the PST: LA/LA Launch Party!! This Thursday, Celebrate the launch of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with a free day-long party in @grandpark_la featuring live music and dance performances, activities, giveaways, photo opportunities, food, drinks and a chance to plan your itinerary for Southern California’s largest arts experience!
12PM - Ori
The party kicks off at noon with an exciting lineup of music and dance performances by Ori, presenting an exploration of ancestral and modern folk music from Latin America, with an emphasis on Afro-Cuban and Brazilian dances. The performance will exhibit the parallel relationship between the rhythmic dances of the African Diaspora and the Romani Gypsy Diaspora in the Americas, and how these ancestral stories have transcended time with a Los Angeles perspective. The performance features dancers Cristina Lucio, Rachel Hernandez and Kati Hernandez, singer Dana Maman, and musicians Alberto Lopez, Gabriel Osuna, Kahlil Cummings, and Gerardo Morales.
6PM - @djceebrown + @aponteporo
The musical entertainment heats up again as the sun comes down, when DJ Cee Brown takes the stage, accompanied by Aponte. Inspired by Afro-Caribbean sounds, Cee Brown is one of the co-creators and resident DJs of BODEGA, a warm and welcoming dance party focused on Afro-Latin vibes. He is joined by his fellow Flowers RDM co-creator Aponte, an Official Latin Percussion (LP) sponsored musician who has been called the future of Latin sounds, fusing Salsa, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Soul and Jazz.
8:30PM - @quanticmusic
A multifaceted, truly global artist, Quantic Live leads the way in blending the sounds of Global Dance music with the powerful, iconic rhythms of Tropicalia, Cumbia, Soul and Salsa. With a move to Cali, Colombia in 2007, Quantic explored an ardent interest in tropical rhythms of the region and it was there he established his Sonido del Valle studio. His sound embodies L.A.'s unique role as the crossroads of Latin, electronic, and global dance music.
Thank you @pstinla #LA #azul213 #goodmusic #FREE