The Ford will present the soundscapes of LA 2022
The Ford will present a celebration and discovery inspired by the culturally rich neighborhoods and communities of Los Angeles. Each unique family event includes artistic creations, live performances, dancing or listening with artists. These are daytime events, best for ages 3-11.
9 a.m.: Doors open for pre-concert activities; 10:30 a.m.: Start of the show
SUNDAY JUNE 26 at 10:30 a.m.
THE SOUNDSCAPES: KAYAMANAN NG LAHI
Kayamanan Ng Lahi – translated as treasures of our people – promotes cultural understanding and artistic expression through Filipino folk art and dance. In this family-friendly LA Soundscapes event, Kayamanan Ng Lahi explores ideas of a new beginning represented by the universal symbol of the butterfly, showcasing both traditional Filipino dance, music, martial arts, poetry and storytelling and contemporaries.
Additionally, The Ford will host San & Wolves Bakeshop, a Filipino vegan pop-up bakery based in Long Beach. They will be at the Ford before the Kayamanan Ng Lahi show. Ticket holders can pre-order a variety box filled with vegan Filipino pastries from Friday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 22 on their website: sanandwolves.com. Quantities are limited.
Kayamanan Ng Lahi, translated as treasures of our people, is a Filipino folk art and dance organization based in Los Angeles. Founded in 1990, Kayamanan Ng Lahi’s mission statement is to inspire transformation through cultural understanding and artistic expression so that we empower ourselves, our families and communities, and enrich society. We are a family-oriented organization, providing our members and audience with opportunities to learn and experience the rich and diverse Filipino culture through dance, music and song. We continue to discover and build bridges between our lives in America and our ancestral home in the Philippines; and we strive to do so with a deep appreciation of our heritage and with the intention of honoring our ancestors, cultural carriers and all who have gone before us.
SUNDAY JULY 17 at 10:30 a.m.
THE SOUNDSCAPES: CHULITA VINYL CLUB
For the DJs at Chulita Vinyl Club, sharing music is a way to party together, and resist the erasure of culture. With chapters in California and Texas, CVC members are women, gender non-conforming, non-binary, LGBTQ+, and self-identified people of color who bring their own musical perspective to what they tour, ranging from 60s girl groups, riot grrrl and yé-yé pop to tejano, chicano oldies and mexican punk. Join the Chulita Vinyl Club for a celebration of classic LA music.
Chulita Vinyl Club is made up of women, gender non-conforming, non-binary, LGBTQ+ and self-identified people of color. CVC was launched in 2014, with the aim of providing a safe space for empowerment, togetherness and to use music and vinyl as a form of resistance against the erasure of culture. Each Chulita identifies with its own identity. They should not be categorized as a single nationality or culture. Within CVC, they identify individually with the following: Latinxs, Tejanxs, Chicanxs, Xicanx, Afro-Latinx and many more. The unifying denominator is that they come together around the belief that EL DISCO ES CULTURA, and they believe it is worth preserving and perpetuating.
TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA CHAPTERS: Austin, San Antonio, Rio Grande Valley (RGV), Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Bay Area, San Diego
IDENTIFICATION: Women of color and each Chulita identify with their own identity, not to be categorized as a nationality or culture (Latinas or Chicanas or Tejanas, etc.) Within CVC, they individually identify with the following : Latinxs, Tejanxs, Chicanxs, Xicanx and Suite.
GENRES: There is no music genre policy in CVC like anything: 60s girl groups, yé-yé pop, garage girls, punk, indie pop, northern soul, new wave, post-punk, riot grrrl, Motown, ska, diy pop, punk rock, oi!, power pop, twee, chicano oldies, 60s soul, pop, chicano soul-dies, tejano, mexican rock, mexican punk, latin punk, rocksteady, dancehall reggae , good tunes, good tunes and good tunes.
SUNDAY AUGUST 14 at 10:30 a.m.
THE SOUNDSCAPES: NONOSINA
Founded by Estella “Nonosina” Reid, Nonosina celebrates and honors Polynesian arts through music and movement as a dance company and school. Artistic director Tiana Nonosina Liufau, Reid’s granddaughter, was featured in So You Think You Can Dance? and created choreography for Disney’s Moana. Join Nonosina in this opportunity to explore the music and dance of Polynesian cultures.
Tiana Nonosina is an accomplished drummer, musician, and choreographer who graduated from UCLA (department of world arts and culture). Tiana led Nonosina in cultural practice, protocol, competition and performance. Tiana is featured on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance as a Tahitian choreographer and also served as movement choreographer/curator for Disney’s Moana and created content choreography for the video game Disney on Ice & Wii’s Just Dance ! While these opportunities are incredible, Tiana credits her participation in Heiva I Tahiti and running Nonosina as an exhibit group for the Merrie Monarch and conducting cultural exchanges as being the most meaningful to her. Tiana has taught dance and drumming workshops as well as judged dance competitions in Tahiti, Japan, Okinawa, Australia, Hawaii, France, Spain, Mexico and all states. Tiana is a fierce yet humble director who values cultural concept and protocol when approaching dance.
SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER at 10:30 a.m.
LA SOUNDSCAPES: BOB BAKER MARIONETTE THEATER: HOORAY LA!
The people and places of the City of Angels come to life in Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s Hooray LA! First shown in 1981 for the Los Angeles Bicentennial and recently revived by the legendary puppeteers, the production features dozens of handcrafted puppets and takes us through the 1933 earthquake, freeway development and more. Again.
In 1963, Bob Baker and his partner Alton Wood transformed a ramshackle stage shop near downtown Los Angeles into a family entertainment institution: the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Named an official Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark in 2009, the theater has hosted over ONE MILLION children with original performances ranging from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker to a musical journey through Los Angeles history.
After Bob passed away in 2014 at the age of 90, the puppeteers and staff had to transition into becoming stewards of the past and future of Bob’s beloved theatre. Each box that was packed up and moved from our historic home at 1345 W. 1st Street to our new theater in Highland Park carried the story of a puppeteer or maker who had contributed to the fabric of the theatre. From Morton Haack to John Leland, Tina Gainsboro to Ursula Heine…our theater family numbers in the hundreds, if not thousands.
TICKETS & INFORMATION
Get up to two free children’s tickets with every ticket purchased at full price (must be ordered at the same time). Tickets are $10 for adults and children over 13. Tickets for The Ford are available online at www.theford.com.