08.23.18 | HERBIE HANCOCK • KAMASI WASHINGTON | Hollywood Bowl


Hollywood Bowl
August 23

Herbie Hancock
Kamasi Washington

Continually re-imagining jazz, the ever-ingenious Oscar- and multiple Grammy-winning pianist Herbie Hancock will bring his newest mind-blowing explorations to life with his amazing new band. L.A. native Kamasi Washington’s groundbreaking debut album The Epic and his stunning live performances around the world have brought the legacy of 20th century jazz to a new cohort of millennial hip-hop fans and more.

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Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

Presented by the LA Phil. For tickets and information, visit HollywoodBowl.com

Link: http://bit.ly/HB17_calendar_herbiekamasi

[VIDEO] Mothership Landing Live Stream!

The spirit of The Mothership was alive and beaming in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Funk, celebrated under the stars cradled by the sweet, warm California summertime breeze. Under the music direction of maestro Dexter Story with an absolutely incredible cast of artists. See below follow the link to explore the universe that bloomed out of 1977 in 2017. It was and is a magical one…


WATCH HERE: https://www.facebook.com/GrandPerformances/videos/10154851756432263/

It was an absolute honor to co-produce this experience for the city of Los Angeles on the magical ‘water stage’ at Grand Performances, thankful for the tremendous energy, history and ride this show took us on. Celebrating “The Music, The People & The Rhythm of The One”


07.29.17 | Mothership Landing: Funk and The Afrofuturist Universe of ’77 @ Grand Performances


Mothership Landing: Funk and The Afrofuturist Universe of ’77
@ Grand Performances (California Plaza)
Address: 350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 8-10:15pm
Admission: Free / All ages / Outdoors

40 years ago, funk music hit critical mass with the release of groundbreaking Afrofurist-themed albums like Live P-Funk Earth Tour, Funkentelechy and All ‘N All that would ignite dance floors and shape R&B and hip-hop culture forever. Join us to celebrate the cosmic genius of George Clinton, Maurice White, William “Bootsy” Collins, Bernie Worrell, Junie Morrison, Sun Ra and more…

Music Director: Dexter Story
Host: Rickey Vincent
Visuals: Señor Quizá
Producers: Rocio Wyldeflower Contreras and Dexter Story

Charles Jones
Dustin Warren
Jack Davey
Jimetta Rose
Kendra Foster
Lonnie Marshall
Novena Carmel
Shafiq Husayn

Allakoi Peete (percussion)
Brandyn Phillips (trumpet)
Chris Johnson (trombone)
Jerry Jay Flat Williams (tenor sax)
Josef Leimberg (trumpet)
Kenneth Crouch (B3 Organ)
Lonnie Marshall (bass)
Mark Cross (keys, vox)
Phillip Fisher (drums)
Woody Aplanalp (guitar)

#MothershipLandingLA #AfrofuturistUniverse77

More info: http://grandperformances.org/mothership

Directions: www.grandperformances.org/directions

Facebook Event RSVP: www.facebook.com


05.20.17 | #DigThisLA » Saturday, May 20th | Compton, California

#DigThisLA is by and for community. it’s a benefit for @ronfinleyhq, a tru hero for his community in south central & beyond.
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Los Angeles, spend a day with us at @moonwaterfarm in #compton, with workshops, discussions, live music, organic food, sound baths, yoga, wellness, hella vibes and some of the dopest artists + thought leaders in our city. visit www.digthis.splashthat.com for tickets and info ~

Moonwater Farm address:
544 W Raymond St, Compton, CA 90220
Entry is $10 donation – we’ve also set up an open donation for those who wish to give more 🙂 People who can’t attend are welcome to donate as well! ❤

02.24.17 | Mild Animals w/ wyldeflower on NTS

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» i gathered some of my favorite records from my collection and joined my friends @philnisco@freetherobots for MILD ANIMALS on www.NTS.live!

170224: setlist:
(i) freetherobots @ 0:00-47:02
(ii) wyldeflower @47:03- 1:31:33 (all vinyl set)
(iii) philnisco @1:31:34-2:00:00

artist.  // song name
1. dilla – fuck the police
2. eddie harris – people getting ready to go see eddie harris
3. david axelrod – tony poem
4. jay electronica- exhibit c
5. minnie riperton – inside my love
6. fatima – la neta
7. quarteto em cy – alleluia
8. thundercat – them changes
9. secos & molhados – sangre latino
10. the new birth – it’s been a long time
11. roc marciano – ice cream man
12. milton nacimiento – para lennon e mccartney
13. dilla – i don’t know (promo)
14. nxworries – suede
15. samiyam- escape
16. the intetnet – special affair
17. marvin gaye – i want you (vocal)

08.21.17 | Mia Doi Todd & Gaby Hernandez @ World Stage!


Los Angeles is such a magical, musical, creative city. Blessed with many special folks creating ultra special, unique healing sounds for our hearts and souls. Gaby Hernandez and Mia Doi Todd are two of them, creating some of the most beautiful, honest, raw, sweet, sensual music – they will be performing LIVE in the beautiful city of LA. Don’t miss out on this intimate performance on Friday, October 21st as these two magical music makers share their spirits with us at the World Stage.

» Make sure to reserve your tickets NOW: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mia-doi-todd-gaby-hernandez-the-world-stage-tickets-28346917393

Friday, October 21st | 9PM-12AM
@ The World Stage Performance Gallery
4321 Degnan Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008

08.15.17 | Wondem @ The Ford w/Zap Mama!

» Wondem (meaning ‘brother’ in Amharic) is Dexter Story’s Soundway Records album and his live ensemble inspired by Ethiopian, Somalian, Eritrean, Sudanese and Kenyan culture, and by his passionate tenure in the Los Angeles-based World jazz ensemble Ethio Cali.

Join Dexter Story’s Wondem LIVE on Saturday, Oct 15th at one of the most beautiful venues in Los Angeles for AFRICA RISING with songstress, the elegant and magical Zap Mama! Secure your tickets NOW: https://www.fordtheatres.org/calendar/kcrw-presents-afro-funke