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Edgar Modesto of Buyepongo Talks Friendship, Influences and Activism

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Southland Sessions Presents: From high school operas and drive-thru art exhibitions to Chicano comedies and underground DJ sets—we are showcasing the vibrancy of arts and culture across our city today.

LACMA @ Home presents videos and podcasts that help reconnect artists and audiences even though the museum is currently closed. Jazz at LACMA: Meet the Musicians is a podcast hosted by Mitch Glickman and featuring musicians who would have performed during the 29th season of LACMA's concert series Jazz at LACMA.

Title: Latin Sound: Meet the Musicians - Edgar Modesto of Buyepongo
Presented by: LACMA
Originally aired: June 2020
Host: Mitch Glickman
Guests: Edgar Modesto

Mitch Glickman speaks with Edgar Modesto, leader of the LA-based band Buyepongo. Edgar talks about how friendship turned into a band, creating the name Buyepongo, the groups musical influences, travelling as a band, and the roots of the group in social activism.

About LACMA
Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art  exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population.

About the Series
Jazz at LACMA's 29th season is on hold but you can listen to interviews and music from the artists from the 2020 line-up in a new podcast hosted by LACMA's Mitch Glickman.

About Buyepongo
The musical backgrounds of the members of Buyepongo run the gamut from punk to hip-hop to jazz to metal. The band itself began life as a cumbia outfit. After the second version of Buyepongo formed, they brought more nuggets from their collective knowledge of music into the mix. Read More

Buyepongo performs "Maestros" for KCET's Studio A  | September 5, 2017

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