• FEATURE ARTICLES

    Louisiana’s Best Kept Secret
    - JoJo Reed and the Happy Hill Zydeco Band

    Coming To Long Beach Bayou Festival June 23, 2018

    By Karen Redding

    JoJo Reed kneelingComing to The Long Beach Bayou Festival on Saturday, June 23, 2018, Zydeco accordionist JoJo Reed and the Happy Hill Zydeco Band is Louisiana’s best kept secret. How this mountain of Zydeco Gold has flown under the West Coast radar is one of the mysteries of the genre. JoJo and the band will be playing some of the best Zydeco dance hall music coming out of Louisiana today, and the West Coast is lucky to have this gifted artist in this rare appearance. Reed, who spent some time here in the late 1990s is charged up and ready to go. “I’m really excited about coming back to California!” he exclaims.

    Read more: JOJO REED AND THE HAPPY HILL ZYDECO BAND

    ANATOMY OF A BAND: NEVENKA

    A collaboration with Molly White, Rebecca Stout, Shira O’Keefe, Jennifer Jurick, Dawn Lunsford, Anna Cross, Liseli Walan, Justine Kragen, Ronda Berkeley, Susie North, Emi Macuaga, Robin Van Zak, Terri Prizant, Leda and Steve Shapiro, and Joel Okida

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    Look: the constant marigold

    Springs again from hidden roots.

    Baffled gardener, you behold

    New beginnings and new shoots

    Spring again from hiddle roots.

    --from Marigolds by Robert Graves

    Read more: ANATOMY OF A BAND: NEVENKA

    SPOTLIGHTS

    JOSEPH DECOSIMOLUKE RICHARDSON & CLEEK SCHREY

    Creek Joseph and LukeShakytown

    THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018 - 7:00PM

    Kalabash School of Music
    5725 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037
    Presented by the Southern Pacific Sessions

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    SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 - 7:30PM

    With THE SHAKYTOWN RAMBLERS
    Timewarp Records
    12204 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
    Presented by Old-Time Tiki Parlour

    Read more: JOSEPH DECOSIMO, LUKE RICHARDSON & CLEEK SCHREY

    LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL

    LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL

    SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 - 11:00AM-9:00PM
    SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018 - 11:00AM-7:30PM

    Queen Mary Events Park
    1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

    Read more: LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL

    HERENCIA FLAMENCA
    With  Paco & Yolanda Arroyo

    HERENCIA FLAMENCA

    SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 - 7:30PM 
    SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018 - 2:30PM 

    Luckman Fine Arts Center
    5151 State College Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032

    Read more: HERENCIA FLAMENCA

    INTERVIEW

    DAVID BRAGGER AND THE UCLA OLD-TIME STRING BAND ENSEMBLE

    AN INTERVIEW WITH ITS DIRECTOR

    By Christine Lovelace

    David BraggerBack in the 1990s, UCLA students created an Anglo-American music ensemble, and the course was offered on and off through the 1990s and early 2000s. It’s most recent incarnation is as the Old-Time String Band Ensemble taught by David Bragger, a performer and teacher of old-time music.

    Read more: DAVID BRAGGER AND THE UCLA OLD-TIME STRING BAND ENSEMBLE

    COLUMN OF THE WEEK

    May-June 2018

    FIDDLE AND HARP DUO: JENNA MOYNIHAN AND MÀIRI CHAIMBEUL

    By Roland Sturm

    Jenna Moynihan and Màiri ChaimbeulThree years ago, I came across Jenna Moynihan’s first CD Woven. It was played a lot at our home a lot. My son Obin and my daughter Anya picked up a number of tunes from that CD and even taught some of them to their friends. Jenna performs in a duo with harpist Màiri Chaimbeul, giving a contemporary take on music rooted in the melodies of Scotland and Appalachia. Jenna grew up in New York State; Màiri on the Isle of Skye, off the West Coast of Scotland. Their debut album One Two was released last year and they are about to embark on their first tour of California.

    Read more: FIDDLE AND HARP DUO - JENNA MOYNIHAN AND MÀIRI CHAIMBEUL

    CONCERT REVIEW

    UCLA OLD-TIME STRING BAND ENSEMBLE

    Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz Concert – May 31, 7:00pm

    By Pat Mac Swyney

    ucla class winter with The LevysA few weeks ago, I wrapped up my work day and happily braced myself for rush hour on the 405 to attend the end of the school year performance by the UCLA Old-Time String Band Ensemble. The concert is part of the annual Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz which features the various Department of Ethnomusicology’s jazz and folk music ensembles playing everything from music of the Balkans, Near East, West Africa and China to a little closer to home with the Old-Time String Band Ensemble.

    Read more: UCLA OLD-TIME STRING BAND ENSEMBLE 2018

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    Highly recommended

    Saturday at Simi Cajun-Blues Festival and Coffee Gallery Backstage

    Read more: La Recolte Cajun Band

    FULL CALENDAR

    MUSIC       DANCE

    TODAY'S CALENDAR 6/25/18


    MUSIC


    7:00pm CHRISTINE INOUYE / MINYO STATION

    Jam Session: Japanese Folk Dance

    John Anson Ford Amphitheatre

    2580 Cahuenga Blvd., East, Hollywood, CA 90068

    323-461-3673


    8:00pm GILLIAN GRASSIE / KATIE ANNE MITCHELL / LAURA LEVENHAGEN / ARSNK / ISABELLE

    Singer-songwriter showcase

    Bar Lubitsch

    7702 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046



    DANCE


    NO EVENTS TODAY


    RECURRING EVENTS


    MUSIC


    7:00pm - 10:00pm CAMARILLO HOOT (SONGMAKERS)

    fourth Monday

    Camarillo Center for Spiritual Living

    340 Mobil Ave., Camarillo, CA

    Laraine Hall & TJ Zeiler 805-910-7565 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    7:00pm - 10:00pm FOSTER LIBRARY UKULELE SONG CIRCLE (SONGMAKERS)

    second & fourth Monday

    E.P. Foster Library

    651 East Main St., Ventura, CA

    Alan Ferentz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    7:30pm - 10:30pm BROMBIES BLUEGRASS

    every Monday

    Viva Rancho Cantina

    900 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91506

    818-845-2425

    Jo Ellen Doering 323-874-0213 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    8:30pm - 11:00pm CELTIC ARTS CENTER IRISH MUSIC SESSION

    every Monday

    Celtic Arts Center @ The Mayflower Club

    11110 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA

    818-760-8322This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    9:00pm - 10:30pm CELTIC ARTS CENTER SLOW PLAY IRISH MUSIC SESSION

    every Monday

    Celtic Arts Center @ The Mayflower Club

    11110 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA

    818-760-8322This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    DANCE


    7:30pm TARZANA ISRAELI DANCING

    every Monday

    MATI Center

    19626 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA

    Sagi Azran


    7:45pm - 10:45pm WEST LOS ANGELES FOLK DANCERS

    every Friday

    Brockton School

    1309 Armacost Ave., West Los Angeles, CA

    Beverly Barr 310-202-6166 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    8:00pm - 11:00pm CELTIC ARTS CENTER IRISH CéILí DANCE

    every Monday

    Celtic Arts Center @ The Mayflower Club

    11110 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA

    818-760-8322This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.