The Skirball Cultural Center is not something you might naturally associate with free Summer Concerts, but they are happening through August. The final concert is Thursday night!
6 August 29, 2013, 8pm:
Dendê & Band
Afro-Brazilian Dendê & Band combine Brazil’s rhythm-heavy music with the grooves of Afrobeat, reggae, and merengue. Led by master percussionist and singer Dendê, the band’s joyous, upbeat live shows exude sizzling showmanship and versatility.
Dendê has been a professional musician since the age of fourteen, when he appeared in the frontline of Timbalada, Carlinhos Brown’s superstar percussion ensemble. Since 2001, he has played with Mongo Santamaria, David Byrne, and Vinicius Cantuária. His own bands include the folkloric music and dance troupe Ologundê, the acoustic Samba de Três, and Arrastão do Dendê.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049