Off-Site: Opening-Night Celebration
Compton Art + Film Lab debuts with a special opening party! Enjoy live music by Mexico 68 Afrobeat Orchestra, and see a special outdoor screening of School Daze by Spike Lee.
“Afrobeat will be one of the musics of the future” – Miles Davis
Mexico 68 Afrobeat Orchestra, is a thirteen-piece afrobeat collective based out of Los Angeles, California’s Eastside. Heavily influenced by the polyrhythmic sounds of Nigerian Recording Artist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Africa 70, Mexico 68 juxtaposes Chicano funk with the body-moving and illumiating vibes of afrobeat. The band features instrument from a wide range of traditions, including African, Latin, and jazz music.
Lueders Park, Compton | See below for specific times.
Free and open to the public
Live music: Begins at 7 pm
Screening: Begins at 8 pm
Note: Lueders Park is located at 1500 East Rosecrans Ave, Compton, CA 90221
The Compton Art+Film Lab is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.
Image: © Museum Associates/ LACMA, by Duncan Cheng.