Friendship Concert to Commemorate 26th Anniversary of L.A. Riots


The concert commemorates the 26th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots by promoting themes of tolerance, diversity, and love. This special concert strives to showcase an eclectic array of artistic talents from Los Angeles’ diverse communities.

Along with a show filled with diverse local talent, junior high and high school students entered a competition through poetry and works of visual art as part of their studies learning and reflecting about the tragic historical event. This year, Young Oak Kim Academy and Flintridge Preparatory School are among the participating schools. Student submissions will be considered for recognition and cash awards and selected visual entries will be included in the concert.

The lineup:

• Houman Pourmehdi (daf frame drum)

• Reach Sisters (contemporary dance piece)

• Celeste Lanuza (Mexican/fusion choreography with live music)

• James Mahkw