PST: LA/LA Launch Party
Celebrate the launch of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with a free day-long party in Grand Park featuring live music and dance performances, activities, giveaways, photo opportunities, food, drinks and a chance to plan your itinerary for Southern California’s largest arts experience!
The party kicks off at noon with an exciting lineup of music and dance performances by Ori, presenting an exploration of ancestral and modern folk music from Latin America, with an emphasis on Afro-Cuban and Brazilian dances. Ori’s performances tell intimate stories of loss, hope and triumph in the Americas. The performance features dancers Cristina Lucio, Rachel Hernandez and Kati Hernandez, singer Dana Maman, and musicians Alberto Lopez, Gabriel Osuna, Kahlil Cummings, and Gerardo Morales.
The musical entertainment heats up again as the sun comes down, when DJ Cee Brown takes the stage, accompanied by Aponte. Inspired by Afro-Caribbean sounds, Cee Brown is one of the co-creators and resident DJs of BODEGA, a warm and welcoming dance party focused on Latin heavy vibes. He is joined by his fellow Flowers RDM co-creator Aponte, an Official Latin Percussion (LP) sponsored musician who has been called the future of Latin sounds: Salsa, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Soul and Jazz.
Headliner Quantic Soul Orchestra takes the stage! A multifaceted, truly global artist, Quantic leads the way in blending the sounds of Global Dance music with the powerful, iconic rhythms of Tropicalia. His sound embodies L.A.'s unique role as the crossroads of Latin, Electronic, and global dance music.
A pop-up installation and social space will offer the public an opportunity to learn more about PST: LA/LA and participate in a hands-on workshop.
Visitors of all ages are invited to explore the book nook with exhibition catalogues highlighting Latin American and Latino art, engage with PST: LA/LA ambassadors, and relax with friends.
In addition, guests can explore the traveling PST: LA/LA Mobile, which will feature a customizable selfie station and interactive technology to get a sneak peek at the many cultural institutions and works of art to be discovered during PST: LA/LA.
Themed food trucks will be available all day. Cash bar will be available beginning at 5pm.
About Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA:
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at arts institutions across Southern California.
Through a series of thematically linked exhibitions and programs, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA highlights different aspects of Latin American and Latino art from the ancient world to the present day. With topics such as luxury objects in the pre-Hispanic Americas, 20th-century Afro-Brazilian art, alternative spaces in Mexico City, and boundary-crossing practices of Latino artists, exhibitions range from monographic studies of individual artists to broad surveys that cut across numerous countries.
Supported by more than $16 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA involves more than 70 cultural institutions, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
Visit pacificstandardtime.org for more information.
The Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Launch Party is a collaboration between Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Grand Park, The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles, Community Arts Resources, Spinagu, and Zynger Events, Inc..