Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

The Conscious Life Expo near LAX, Soundwaves at SMPL in Downtown SM

blackbox @ the edye and Viver Brasil: Celebrating Samba at the Broad Stage, Feb. 7 and 8th

blackbox @ the edye: Joshua White

Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.: Broad Stage (photo)

For the last several years, Joshua White has been in demand as one of Southern California's most creative and technically accomplished pianists. Formed in January 2014, the Joshua White Quartet is a bi-coastal group focused on interpreting original compositions, as well as exploring the boundaries of collective improvisation. The JWQ features David Binney (Alto Sax) Harish Raghavan, Hamilton Price (bass) Damion Reid, Mark Ferber (drums). Pianist Joshua White has also worked /recorded with Chrisitan McBride, Dayna Stephens, Ambrose Akinmusire, Walter Smith III, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Tim Lefebvre, Joe LaBarbera, Hugh Ragin, Anthony Wilson, Derrick Hodge, and many more.

Viver Brasil: Celebrating Samba, Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Broad Stage (photo)

Celebrating Samba is Viver Brasil's signature family program that takes audiences on a cultural journey to Salvador, Bahia, with electrifying Afro-Brazilian dance and music. Audiences will experience a jolt of joyful color, thrilling rhythms and communal celebration. This performance includes the royal orixa dances, riveting capoeira, samba and Bahian carnival. Stick around after the performance for some homespun creative fun on our plaza with activities inspired by Viver Brasil: Celebrating Samba and The Broad Stage seasonal theme: HOME.

The 18th Annual Conscious Life Expo

February 7th-10th, 2020

A 4 Day Expo Promoting a Socially Conscious and Sustainable Lifestyle LAX Hilton Hotel – 5711 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, 90056

Conscious Life Expo presents illustrious visionaries and influential thinkers of the 21st Century. Explore transformations in health, science, spirituality and healthy lifestyles.  Featuring Live Music, an Hispanic Program, progressive forums, Organic Food Courts, 5 Exhibit Halls featuring cutting solutions for sustainability plus Special Events.  Keynotes include Russell Brand, Susan Miller, David Wolfe, Gregg Braden, Dannion Brinkley, Daniel Sheehan, James Redfield, George Noory and many more.

Soundwaves at SMPL (photo)

On Wednesday February 26, 2020, at 7:30PM, The Soundwaves new music series at the Santa Monica Public Library welcome the trio of also saxophonist Yves Charuest, bassist Lisle Ellis, and drummer Peter Valsamis to the Main Library MLK Aud, 601 Santa Monica Blvd, for a set of free jazz.

A working band putting the finishing touches on the debut album, this trio began playing together in the late 1980s in Montreal.

Soundwaves is a concert series featuring composers and performers who appear on the DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) streaming service.


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