Tonight at 9:35 p.m. on KCET, get a double dose of Artbound's arts and culture coverage featuring two special 30 minute episodes that focus on the music of Southern California. Check your local listings to here.
Songs in the Key of Los Angeles 9:35 p.m
Songs in the Key of L.A. is a multi-platform collaboration between the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Public Library, and USC professor Josh Kun that brings to life the Library's extraordinary Southern California Sheet Music Collection. Consisting of sheet music pieces that range from the 1840s through the 1950s, the Collection offers a singular portrait of Los Angeles history and culture rendered in music and visual art. The motto of the project: archives should not just be preserved and maintained. Archives should come back to life.
Featuring performances of "When The Girl You Love Lives in California" performed by Aloe Blacc, piano by Peter Dyer; "In the Valley of the San Joaquin" performed by I See Hawks in L.A; "Where The Mission Bells Are Chiming (Down Beside The Sea)" performed by Julia Holter, drums by Corey Fogel; "Chiapanecas" performed by La Santa Cecilia; "Strolling 'Neath the California Moon" performed by The Petrojvic Blasting Company.
Chicano Batman 10:08 p.m.
Experience the feel-good music of East L.A.-based group Chicano Batman. This special performance by the four-piece band which fuses funk, R&B, Latin soul, bossa nova, psychedelia, and pop. The overall set explores a range of grooves with their appropriate responses from the multicultural audience, from grab-the-one-you-love slow jams to allegro samba interludes and cumbia breakdowns. They played that feel-good music we all want to hear at a good party.
Top Image: Aloe Blacc
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