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MARINA CULTURE JAM (PART II)

2024 Marina Culture Jam

The Marina Culture Jam series returns to Burton Chace Park this Spring! This special 3-part series, presented by the Department of Beaches and Harbors and The Music Center, features live performances, arts and crafts, cultural learning activities, and much more!

Part II - Sunday, May 26, 2024

Performers

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM | TAIKO Project  

Over one hundred million people have seen TAIKOPROJECT through their televised appearances on the Academy Awards, the Grammys, The VoiceConan, Jimmy Kimmel, and in music videos for Sean Paul and rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. They also tour regularly across the U.S. and have performed throughout Europe, Asia, South and Central America. Utilizing authentic instruments hand-crafted in Japan, the performers weave traditional and modern forms of taiko together and share elements of their Japanese and Japanese-American culture.

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM | Melody of China 

Established in 1993 by Hong Wang and Yangqin Zhao to promote Chinese music, this San Francisco-based group is composed of professional musicians from some of the most prestigious music conservatories in China. Melody of China offers fascinating selections that feature a blending of ancient cultural traditions of China and the youthful, multicolored American culture. Audiences are introduced to instruments including the yangquin (Chinese hammered dulcimer), pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin) and sheng (a mouth organ with 37 bamboo pipes), along with a variety of wind instruments. Viewers are also treated to a stunning demonstration of unusual percussion instruments. The music of China is incredibly diverse, including folk songs, classical, festival music, opera, popular music and instrumental pieces. The performance by Melody of China offers a wide selection of pieces that show an audience how moving, expressive, and occasionally humorous Chinese music can be.

Cultural Workshop

11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Handheld Asian Fans by Instructor Alvaro Asturias

Contact Us

P: (424) 526-7900
E: events@bh.lacounty.gov

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