Off-Site: Opening-Night Celebration
Monterey Park Art+Film Lab debuts with a special opening party! Get an inside peek into the Art+Film Lab, enjoy live music by Buyepongo, and see a special screening of the film Searching for Sugarman by Malik Bendjelloul.
Norwalk-based Buyepongo creates vibrant polyrhythmic sounds by seamlessly fusing merengue, punta, and cumbia. The group's pulse and power is built around the drum and guacharaca (pronounced: wah cha rah ca). Infinitely danceable, their upbeat, tropical music has roots in the rhythms of Colombia, Haiti, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Dominican Republic, and the Garifuna culture of the Caribbean.
East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park | See below for specific times.
Free and open to the public
Open house: 6–8 pm
Live music: Begins at 7 pm
Screening: Begins at 8 pm
Note: East Los Angeles College is located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
The Monterey Park Art+Film Lab is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.
Image: courtesy of Buyepongo