Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend! Grand Performances returns with more exclusive content to keep your summer vibrant and eventful.
Our next show is this Wednesday, July 8th, when we will welcome poet and teaching artist Natalie Patterson for her artist TAKEOVER of our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Tune in at 6pm PT for her poetry performance and writing workshop. RSVP Here!
Last week’s TAKEOVER with Los Angeles’ own Jimetta Rose was a memorable studio performance accompanied by live drums, keyboards and bass. Donning a customized mask, Jimetta’s soulful vocals provided viewers with a musical experience featuring a Hip Hop and Jazz infused production.
Grand Performances welcomes poet and educator Natalie Patterson as the next artist in our TAKEOVER series. The hour-long Wednesday Workshop is sure to resonate with audiences looking for a creative retreat. With over decades of experience, Natalie Patterson provides art, performance, and custom workshops. She was the first female producer and host of the nation’s largest poetry venue Da Poetry Lounge and served as the president of the nonprofit organization Sister Support.
Residing in Puerto Rico, Pia Love is a professional dancer who tells stories through vibrant costumes and elaborate self-crafted headpieces. She tours internationally with her band ÌFÉ (which means love in Yoruba). (ClicktoRSVP)
Many thanks to everyone who tuned into Jimetta Rose’s set last week! In case you missed it or only caught some of her performance, you can check out the entire archived stream on Facebook or Instagram.
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Listen to Our New Playlist By Azul Amaral Here
DJ, photojournalist, and Creative Director of Grand Performances 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.
From The Archives
#FBF Looking back at Celebrate Fela: A Benefit Concert from September of 2017. Sahr Ngaujah, who portrayed Fela Kuti on Broadway, provided the musical backdrop for the show. Fela Kuti is well-known for his global legacy as a human rights activist and pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre.