Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra

Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra

Photo: Sam Lee

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Saturday, June 4 - 8:30pm
Saturday, June 4 - 8:30pm (VIRTUAL)
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“The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra has always been an incubator — cultivating talent and giving space for creative expression...It’s a regenerative vehicle for personal expression through a collective whole.” —KCET

Celebrating 60 years of revolutionary music, REDCAT is pleased to present a performance by the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra playing new and memorable tunes. The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra is a Black music ensemble from Los Angeles founded in 1961 by Horace Tapscott. The Arkestra started as a collective of jazz musicians as a response to the racial inequality in the U.S. Artists subjected to prejudice who saw opportunities denied to them found an outlet to express themselves via the Ark. The Ark is currently mixed with veteran members as well as young musicians, all led by Mekala Session with the help of Jamael Dean and veteran members.

In keeping with current Los Angeles County Public Health requirements and Music Center policy, and for the safety and comfort of our community, all patrons and guests must provide proof of full vaccination, including a booster if eligible. All patrons and guests must also wear a mask while at REDCAT except when eating or drinking.