18 Jul Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles celebrates its ‘sweet 16’ with latin music from Centro Cultural Techantit: Festival de Música Salvadoreña
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles celebrates its ‘sweet sixteen’
That’s 16 years of outstanding diverse live music in MacArthur Park for free!
Centro Cultural Techantit Presents: Festival de Música Salvadoreña Roberto Dueñas, Luis Lopez, Will Echegoyen + more
July 23, 2023
Roberto E. Rodriguez is performer and multi-instrumentalist who plays a variety of indigenous wind instruments made of bamboo, wood, and ceramic. His vision as a musical artist is to bring awareness to the world about the ancestral divinity of sound.
Luis Lopez is originally from the eastern ancestral territory of the Lencas peoples in El Salvador. His music is humanistic and intertwined with folk and urban elements. Luis has worked on cultural projects aimed at promoting Salvadoran folk music. Currently, concentrated on studying and disseminating the Nahuat~pipil musical legacy of the Salvadoran musicologist and ethno historian Maria de Barbara.
Performed in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America. Will Echegoyen has earned multiple awards for his unconditional support and contribution through the years to communities from various organizations and community leaders. His vision for the youth is to allow them to express themselves artistically from their heart.
Jesus Rivas, better known as Lolo Cutumay, is of indigenous origin, and Salvadoran by birth. His musical contribution has reached everywhere where there is repression, injustice, and social inequality. His collaboration with other artists has promoted a song for peace with social justice and the rescue of the original cultural and ancestral roots.
From a very young age his love for music was remarkable participating in talent shows, dancing, singing, or just being part of the show. In 2009 DJ Warlock founded the Damac Productions record label in which he has released his own original music and in collaboration with other artists in various musical genres
Alicia Maria Siu:
Alicia Maria Siu’s art centers on the contemporary revitalization of a Mesoamerican mural tradition and the recovery of historical memory through art, as a first-generation refugee from the political violence of Central America.
Guatemala Folk Dance Teacher of “El Valle de la Ermita”. She proposed to increase the visibility of the group in the community to be able to carry the message to the public to remember its cultural roots; So that they do not forget where their orgins, and to continue demonstrating that no matter where they are, you can take the name of Guatemala in your heart.
Teacher of the Traditional Dance Group of Mayan Children “Los Chapincitos”. She comes from indigenous people, and speaks the K’iche and Spanish languages. She is a leader and caretaker of the cultures, customs, and traditions of her people.
She graduated from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala. Self-taught composer and performer. Researcher of the Mayan Geometry contained in the textile art of indigenous peoples in Guatemala and its relationship with rhythm, sound and design. Ancestral jewelry designer. Independent tutor for groups of indigenous women.
Date and Time:
Sunday July 23, 2023, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles @ MacArthur Park. 2230 W. 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90057. (213) 201-6111
- levittlosangeles.org- Concerts begin at 7:00 pm on Fridays & Saturdays and at 5:00 pm on Sundays. Times may vary. Please see the calendar for the exact schedule.
- Concerts will be live streamed on Levitt LA’s YouTube Channel, Facebook Live and Twitch.- All programs are Free: – RSVP recommended for event updates: http://levittlosangeles.org
- Parking: Athena Parking – 611 Carondelet St., Los Angeles, CA 90057 Public Transportation: Metro: Red Line (Wilshire/Alvarado-MacArthur Park stop)Bus lines 18, 20, 51, 351, 603, 720-
Audience members are welcome to bring their own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. – Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available from local vendors. Please note no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.
About Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles makes live music accessible to all, creating stronger and more connected communities while celebrating the diversity of our city and beyond. Every summer, FREE concerts are presented at Levitt Pavilion, featuring acclaimed, emerging talent to seasoned, award-winning performers in a broad range of music genres. Over 60,000 people of all ages and backgrounds gather on the lawn in historic MacArthur Park to enjoy free live music under the stars. Programming is designed to appeal to all tastes, attracting people from all walks of life to come together for a shared evening of great music, cultural celebrations and a family-friendly atmosphere offered at the Levitt Pavilion!