Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mulatu of Ethiopia performed live by Ethio Cali

Mulatu of Ethiopia performed live by Ethio Cali

Todd M. Simon’s Ethio Cali invites you to the blue whale this Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 8pm to its performance of the entire 1972 classic ‘Mulatu of Ethiopia’ by iconic Ethio Jazz composer and musician Mulatu Astatke. The concert features saxophonist Justo Almario, one of the original musicians on the album as well as an introduction by musicologist/producer DJ Carlos Niño. The band features Todd M. Simon, Randal Fisher, Alan Mark Lightner on vibraphones, Damon Aaron, Patrick Bailey, Steve Haney, Te’Amir Yohannes Sweeney, Mark Cross, Dexter Story and is co-curated by Sonny Abegaze. Doors open at 8pm. Cover is $10.

Grand Park Turns 1

Grand Park celebrates a year of countless friendships made in the heart of LA. On THURS OCT 10, Jeremy Sole of KCRW, Ethio Cali, and the international blues collaboration between Cedric Watson (USA) and Sidi Toure (Mali) join forces at the annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days concert, along with the most important guest – YOU!

Sprinkles Cupcakes Downtown Los Angeles makes Grand Park’s first birthday sweet! Visit Sprinkles Downtown LA at FIGat7th during birthday week (MON OCT 7 – FRI OCT 11), or Grand Park’s Farmers’ Market on TUES OCT 8 and pick up your very own GRAND PARK strawberry cupcake. 100% of proceeds will benefit Grand Park’s free events and activities.