This Sunday some of my favorite people are producing the second annual Beat The Drum festival at the Ford Ampitheater. The event features East and West traditions of jazz & rock drumming, bomba, taiko, Pan Latin and more with the artists Atabey, Reyes Rodriguez, Cava and more.
Doors Open at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm
Proceeds from the event benefit the AMAZING ARTScorpsLA/ACLA (Art, COmmunity, Land, Activism)
About ARTScorpsLA/ACLA –
Founded in response to the 1992 LA riots, ARTScorpsLA/ACLA is a community-based public art project and land collective built on the belief that every person is a freely creative individual deserving a safe, healthy community in which to express themselves. The organization is committed to working with youth and families in underserved Los Angeles neighborhoods to transform unused urban land into dynamic neighborhood art parks. The organization’s two sites include La Tierra de la Culebra Park, a one-acre, stone-terraced oasis in Northeast Los Angeles, and Spiraling Orchard Park just outside of Downtown Los Angeles, both of which serve the surrounding neighborhoods with seasonal and cultural celebrations, educational workshops, and on-the-ground community advocacy. A sustainable Spiraling Orchard Pavilion, a community center for the next generation, is currently in the planning stages with groundbreaking anticipated for 2013. http://www.facebook.com/pages/ACLA-Art-Community-Land-Activism/130486500304568