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Nikkei Progressives at FandangObon!

  • JACCC Plaza 244 San Pedro Ave Los Angeles, CA, 90012 USA (map)

We will be tabling at FandangObon 2019! Join us and fold some tsuru and learn more about our work!

October 6, 2019
1pm - 5pm
FREE! Music + Dancing + Eating!

More info below and at this Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674530856014214/

Accessibility info:

Event is outdoors. There will be limited seating and amplified sound. Single gender restrooms will be available in the JACCC building, accessible by elevator.

The 7th annual FandangObon (FO) Project is a family festival at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center - JACCC, the historic cultural crossroads of Boyle Heights and Bronzeville. Hundreds of folks of all ages and cultures will celebrate connections to each other and mother earth. Everyone is welcome to attend!

FandangObon Festival & Market
October 6, 2019
1pm - 5pm
FREE! Music + Dancing + Eating!

Great Leap, Inc.’s FO 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.

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:
- Great Leap, Inc.
- Quetzal
- Japanese American Cultural & Community Center - JACCC
- Artivist Entertainment
- Sustainable Little Tokyo

Later Event: October 26
Tsuru Folding Workshop (October 26)