Cheers for the Skirball Cultural Center bringing exciting musical performances to out homes.
The SkirballCultural Center continues it’s Skirball Stages series with two concerts that will be streamed on the Skirball’s YouTube channel. The celebratory concert films pair talents from the local Los Angeles music scene with national and international acts. Re-imagining its audiences globe-spanning evenings of modern music, with sets filmed spectator-free in the Skirball’s idyllic courtyard and on stages around the world. More than just performance, each concert film takes viewers behind the scenes for a look at the artists’ musical processes, aspirations, and hopes for the future.
Saturday, February 27, 8:00 pm (PST)
From Los Angeles to the hills of East Tennessee, this concert features an evening of awe-inspiring American roots music. Joachim Cooder delivers an airy and atmospheric performance alongside his legendary father, Ry Cooder. Playing both original compositions and modern arrangements of Uncle Dave Macon’s old-time country tunes, the two light up the stage with twinkling, indie-infused folk. Then, live from the heartland, Grammy-nominated artist Amythyst Kiah impresses with rich vocals and powerful storytelling. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Appalachia mixed with Kiah’s own captivating blend of rock, country, and blues in this stunning performance
Saturday, May 1, 8:00 pm (PT)
Grab your dancing shoes for this spirited Skirball Stages performance! Cuban-born musician Yosmel Montejo—fresh from the release of his first album, Red Suitcase—delights from the Skirball’s Taper Courtyard with his band of accomplished Latin jazz artists. Then, joining from his home in Canada, is Vox Sambou. A native Haitian, Sambou incorporates traditional rhythms of Haiti with afrobeat, jazz, reggae, and hip-hop. Together Montejo and Sambou take us on a trip through the intoxicating beats of the Caribbean.
To complement the Skirball Stages viewing experience for Angelenos, the Skirball also offers its popular carry-out culinary experience, Skirball Suppers. Before settling in for each concert premiere, locals are invited to preorder and pick up a three-course meal prepared by the Skirball’s hospitality team. Preordering for the February 27 meal is now open: skirball.org/skirball-suppers. Information about the May 1 menu to be announced in March.
RSVPs are recommended: skirball.org/skirball-stages.