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Nov 20

East Is Eden

"Artbound" ventures from Lincoln Heights to San Bernardino to explore the art of communities East of Los Angeles. Meet the Lincoln Heights group Metralleta de Oro, who specializes in Sonidero -- a sub-genre of the Mexican cumbia. In Boyle Heights, the group Public Matters' Market Makeover project addresses the "grocery gap" in food deserts.

In East L.A., visual artist Jaime "Germs" Zacarias takes inspiration from religious iconography and lucha libre to create his tentacle-filled works. Shizu Saldamando, on the other hand, paints portraits focusing on everyday life in East L.A. Nery Gabriel Lemus shares how his visual art is inspired by his experiences as a social worker.

We then head to San Bernardino to meet the desert pop surrealists the Date Farmers and hear a live studio performance by Chicano Batman, whose music fuses funk, R&B, Latin soul, bossa nova, psychedelia, and pop.