Happy Monday GP friends! We hope you are staying cool this week with the continuing heat wave!
One way to stay cool is by staying indoors and joining us this Wednesday as Grand Performances presents its Feature Presentation with Jungle Fire. Watch the cinematic music experience on our Facebook and YouTube. The 10-piece Los Angeles band describes their sound as “tropi-funk.” Their self-titled new album is a seamless convergence of Latin, Afro-Cuban, West African and American soul-funk sounds.
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Wednesday, August 19: Jungle Fire Feature Presentation
Tune in at 8pm PT for a cinematic music experience featuring JUNGLE FIRE. Their sound digs deep into Afro/Latin Funk with an approach that is authentic and highly explosive. The Los Angeles-based TropiFunk juggernaut pulls its influences from the music of legends such as Irakere, Ray Barretto, James Brown, Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango (just to name a few) while creating a melting pot of Afro-Caribbean and West African rhythms with a heavy breakbeat funk. (Click to RSVP)
Monday, August 24: Brandon Coleman
Brandon Coleman is keyboard, maestro, vocalist, composer, producer, and arranger. He is a regular fixture with Babyface, Donald Glover, Flying Lotus, and Kamasi Washington’s band. (Click to RSVP)
Monday, August 31: G Morales
Gerardo Morales is guitarist, percussionist, composer and recording artist from East Los Angeles. He has performed alongside such artists as Black Eyed Peas, Cristina Aguilera, Ozomatli, Kanye West, and with Nino and Isaac de los Reyes. (Click to RSVP)
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DJ, photojournalist and Creative Director of GP Azul Amaral delves into the extensive sample catalog of A Tribe Called Quest. Teeming with Jazz, Soul and Funk, this playlist explores sounds that inspired golden era Hip Hop deities Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and the late legend, Phife Dawg.
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