2:00 PM - 5:45 PM
ANTHONY VALADEZ can be heard hosting Monday nights on KCRW in Los Angeles. He was voted Best DJ in LA by the LA Weekly Readers Poll in 2016. Valadez traveled the country documenting festival experiences for FUSE TV in addition to hosting 3 seasons of Crate Diggers. He has opened for the likes of Prince, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Sly Stone, Ben Harper, Little Dragon and more.
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join SMC student dancers from GLOBAL MOTION, led by faculty member BERNARD (KEALI’I) CEBALLOS, on the dance floor to experience and learn cultural & social dances.
BERNARD (KEALI’I) CEBALLOS is on the dance faculty of SMC and an internationally acclaimed teacher, dancer and choreographer. He is the Director of Halau Keali'i O Nalani, a Los Angeles based Halau Hula (Hula School), and teaches a variety of other dance forms including tango and salsa.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Percussion and Vocal Performance
ADAAWE is an all women percussion and vocal group, creating an international fusion of African music, R&B/pop vocals, jazz funk, Latin and Reggae, steeped in Gospel harmonies. Based in Los Angeles, these skilled musicians originate from Kenya, Morocco, Israel, Panama and across the United States.
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Contemporary Armenian Music
ELEMENT BAND’s greatest aspiration has been to apply new styles and innovation to the musical traditions of Armenia and beyond. Under the direction of Ara Dabandjian, the band presents bold arrangements that mix rock melodies, traditional American, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Italian, Portuguese, Greek and Armenian renditions, as well as the warm sounds of the Mediterranean.
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
JUNGLE FIRE’s highly infectious and explosive sound draws inspiration from the groundbreaking rhythm sections behind James Brown, Fela Kuti, Ray Barretto and Irakere; a musical recipe consisting of West African and Afro-Caribbean styles layered with heavy break-beat funk, all spiced with a dose of uniquely Angeleno grit. Presented with the generous support of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Anindo Marshall teaches percussion from Africa and Latin America and has studied with some of the world’s finest percussionists. She is a founding member of Adaawe and is on faculty at UCLA and USC.
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Films for the Whole Family
HOLLYWOOD SHORTS is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. Their film festival showcases the top 40-minute or less short films. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.
Live T-Shirt Printing
HIT+RUN is the world’s premier live screen printing experience. Attendees can personally interact with the screen printing process on-site to create their own unique pieces of wearable art. T-Shirts available for purchase at the festival.
THE CRAYON COLLECTION mission is to inspire a commitment to environmental consciousness and the infusion of art education in underfunded schools.
THE ART DEPARTMENT AT SANTA MONICA COLLEGE offers an extensive program in Studio Art, Art History and Design, preparing students for upper division study or to earn an Associate of Arts degree.
Instrument Petting Zoo
ELEMENTAL MUSIC was created by a SMMUSD teacher to engage young players through ensembles from an early age, helping develop both technical and musical skills that prepare them for continued study at the middle and high school levels.
EDUCATION & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS at The Broad Stage invites creative exchange and discovery. We believe access is key to developing a strong affinity for the arts, igniting a spark of innovation in each of us.
L.A. COUNTY FREE CONCERT PROGRAM provides funding through the Arts Commission and Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to organizations presenting accessible, quality music programming that represents the diversity of the region.
CITY OF SANTA MONICA WATER RESOURCE DIVISION provides refreshing Santa Monica Water—Locally Sourced for patrons during the festival. Sponsored by the Water Resources Division.