How Does a Community Move With Music? A Diaspora Dance Party
With generous support from Atom Tickets In Los Angeles, communities mix and mingle, collide and compound—and songs hold the DNA of their cultural traditions. Earmarked (so to say) for weddings, birthdays, and holiday celebrations, recycled and remixed for newer generations, a community’s playlists include artists that sing across decades and borders, synthesizing new Angeleno culture in unexpected ways. Stitched together, they form Los Angeles’ jukebox, and mirror its kaleidoscopic culture. What does a diaspora move to, and what moves a diaspora? Which songs resonate with Belizeans from South L.A., South Indians from Cerritos, Arab Americans from Anaheim? Which Sublime song do zacatecanos in SoCal know all the lyrics to? Is Cher queen supreme in the Armenian communities of Glendale? And is Celine Dion fated to live on and on in every diaspora’s heart? The answers are in the music. Zócalo, together with community partners, is bringing a dance party to the gateway of the region—the Port of L.A.—to celebrate the music and cultures of our global diasporas. Come dance, check out art activities by LA Commons and a pop-up Wilmington Art Walk, and let us connect you to new music and to each other! Arrive early: The first 100 guests to check in and get a wristband will receive free food from local vendors, including Patties N Tingz and Dip Deez Paletas. DJ Sets: Mario “Dred” Lopez, 4-5 PM PST Raul Campos, 5-7 PM PST This event is inspired by Zócalo’s editorial series “Diaspora Jukebox,” highlighting greater Los Angeles’ diversity and multiculturalism through its communities’ favorite songs.
How Does a Community Move With Music?...
Date and Time
Sunday Nov 12, 2023 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST
Wilmington Waterfront Park at the Port of Los Angeles West C Street Los Angeles, CA 90744