Global CurrentsFREE FESTIVAL
About the Artists
Ballet Folclorico do Brasil will perform dances and songs in honor of Yemanja, Queen of the Ocean and patron spirit of the fishermen.
Futa Toro West African Drummers & Dancers will perform "Yado," the rice harvest dance, and "Domba," celebrating the good rainy season.
Halau Keali'i O Nalani will perform dances and chants honoring water, highlighting the island's cool, crisp streams and surrounding life-sustaining sea.
Las Colibrí will present Mexican folk songs which pertain to water, such as "Las Olas" (the waves), "El Aguacero" (the flood) and "Lluvia Y Granizo" (rain and hail).
On Ensemble will perform "After Rain," an original piece by Shoji Kameda, creating the mood of L.A. after a storm.
Yuval Ron Ensemble will perform "Drawing Water in Joy," based upon an ancient water ritual of the Israelite tribes in Jerusalem.
About the Workshops
Baobab Collectives — offering handmade baskets and crafts from East, West and South Africa with 57% of all proceeds going back to the women's village cooperatives who made them.
Friends of the LA River | LA River Kayak Safari | CSUN Institute for Sustainability | Theodore Payne Foundation | GRID Alternatives