Get Ready for a Three-Day Celebration of Cuba in L.A. Starting This Thursday

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This post is a sponsored collaboration between The Music Center and We Like L.A.

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Los Angeles is nothing if not a hub for cultural exploration, and there’s no better provider of unique cultural experiences than The Music Center.

Cuba: Antes, Ahora / Then, Now is the Music Center’s latest offering. This three-day celebration of traditional and contemporary Cuban art will provide more than 48 Cuban artists the opportunity to engage with their U.S. neighbors and present their distinctive art forms.

The Music Center’s Cuba: Antes, Ahora / Then, Now will showcase Cuba’s dance and musical heritage at a variety of unique events from November 30-December 2 as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The fun kicks off with the artists themselves in conversation this Thursday, and concludes on Saturday with a dance presentation by the Malpaso Dance Company. In between will be a free dance / percussion workshop and a free Rumba Dance Party and Jam Session in Grand Park, and a Cuba-inspired version of Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours.

Here’s a quick overview of all the events on the schedule:

  • Artist Conversations at the Annenberg Space for Photography on Thursday, November 30 (free reservations for this event have sold out!)
  • An Afro-Cuban Dance + Percussion Workshop at Grand Park on Friday December 1 from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (free)
  • A special Cuba edition of Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours starting at 11 p.m. on Friday, December 1 (ticketed)
  • A Rumba Dance Party + Jam Session in Grand Park on Saturday, December 2, from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (free)
  • Two performances by the Malpaso Dance Company at the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (ticketed)

Guests are encouraged to take public transport to attend, with the closest Metro stop located at the Civic Center/Grand Park station, accessible via the Red or Purple lines.

For a complete schedule of events and more information, please visit The Music Center’s website.


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