The 3rd friendship concert is happening on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 7:30 PM at Aratani Theatre. Check this link for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-friendship-concert-unity-in-diversity-tickets-44515277393
TAP (The Artists' Platform) recognizes the need to support the efforts of emerging artists. Aside from our goal to have a series of concerts to support local artists from diverse backgrounds, we aim to have at least one annual concert specifically dedicated to reflecting the social and communal dynamics that surround us.
This year, on Saturday, April 28 7:30 pm, The Artists’ Platform and F.A.C.E. (Faith and Community Empowerment) will be co-hosting "The Friendship Concert III" to remember 26th anniversary of the LA Riots by promoting themes of tolerance, diversity, and love.
This evening of Concert will showcase an eclectic array of artistic talents from diverse communities:
• Magnificent Houman Pourmehdi on Daf Frame Drum
• Reach Sisters delightful contemporary dance piece
• Celeste Lanuza beautiful Mexican/Fusion choreography with live music
• James Mahkween soulful African/Fusion work
• Instrumental duo from USC Doctorate department playing an original composition by Michael Kim-Sheng, an emerging composer
• Juli Kim Korean Classical/Fusion dance
• Wonderfully talented Tashara Gavin-Moorehead and Queala 'd ross' (accompanied by Prime Spirit) from Lula Washington Dance Company - each presenting their solo work
• Angelic voices of Los Angeles Children’s Community Youth Choir led by Sun Joo Yeo
• The Flintridge Singers directed by Steve Hill
• Artist Entrance Dance Company premiering "Trajectory"
• Fabulous Paco & Yolanda Flamenco Piece will be juxtaposed with Korean Five drum dance and then with L.A. Tatai Bayashi Kai Taiko Drum finale
Along with the fabulous show, we are creating an opportunity for junior high and high school students to learn and reflect on about the tragic historical event through poetry and works of visual art. This year, Young Ok Kim Academy and Flintridge Preparatory School are among the participating schools. Students who submit their works will be considered for recognition via certificates and cash awards.
This year, we are thrilled to have secured the supports from the Korean Consulate General and FACE (Faith and Community Empowerment, formerly KCDD), but continue to seek out any form of support from leaders of this community like you. Your support would directly target our mission of supporting the local arts and empowering the young generation to become conscious community leaders.