The Wild Beast Concert Series at CalArts Fall 2016
African Beats: From Ghana to L.A.
A Tribute to President Steven Lavine
Saturday, October 15, 7 p.m.
The African Music and Dance Program has been a CalArts hallmark since the Institute first opened in 1970, informing not only generations of musicmakers but the community as a whole. This special concert pays tribute to the program’s most ardent champion, outgoing President Steven Lavine, through the artistry of three CalArts African groups. The alumni quartet Kidi Band opens the show with polyrhythmic dance grooves and tight harmonies before a second alumni ensemble, Azoli, offers a contemporary take on a popular Ghanaian crossover genre called Highlife. The evening concludes with what is sure to be rousing performance by Aza, the Institute’s resident African music and dance ensemble, as it salutes President Lavine, who is stepping down this spring after a 29-year tenure.
Free outdoor music concert at CalArts
Open lawn seating in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard/Wild Beast Music Pavilion
Choice setting for families and picnics
Date and Time
S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard/Wild Beast Music Pavilion at CalArts
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355