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FandangObon Festival

October 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The 7th annual FandangObon Festival convenes into one circle the participatory music and dance traditions of Fandango of Vera Cruz, Mexico rooted in African, Mexican and indigenous music; Japanese Buddhist Obon circle dances in remembrance of ancestors; and West African dance and drums of Nigeria and New Guinea. Hundreds of folks of all ages and cultures will celebrate connections to each other and our environment!

Quetzal Flores and Martha Gonzalez of QUETZAL, Grammy-award winning band along with other artists activists, have helped spread the Fandango throughout the U.S.. Great Leap’s Nobuko Miyamoto has composed contemporary Obon pieces danced by over 10,000 people yearly at Obon Festivals in So Cal. Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble and Le Ballet Dembaya take West African dance into schools and communities throughout LA.

Community Partners include:
– Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
– Artivist Entertainment
– Sustainable Little Tokyo

Partially funded by:
– California Arts Council
– Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)
– Artivist Entertainment
– LTSC +Lab
– California Cultural District
– New Generation Nikkei Fund
– The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


October 6, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Japanese American Cultural & Community Center – JACCC
244 S San Pedro St
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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