LA’s all-girl vinyl spinning crew Chulita Vinyl Club and Vallenato’s tour de force Very Be Careful
Celebrating their 20th anniversary, LA’s vallenato veteranos Very Be Careful are sure to get your dance grooves going, to the rhythm of their accordions and cowbells rattling your ear drums! This savvy quintet of skilled musicians from the Eastside, formed in the late 1990s, are best known for their frantically danceable traditional vallenato music, based on their Colombian roots.
Local favorites Chulita Vinyl Club self-identify as womxn of color in the context of providing a space for empowerment and togetherness. They stand united as a female DJ collective spanning 7 national chapters and bringing community together through the love of vinyl and chicano soul.
Making a stop in their current “Reluciente, Rechinante y Aterciopelado”
tour, politically provocative surf rockers Aterciopelados will celebrate over 20 years of hits, including “Florecita Rockera”, “Baracunatana”, “Bolero Falaz”, “Caribe Atómico” and “El Estuche”; as well as the release of their latest live DVD.
Everyone’s favorite heartthrob CUCO, will showcase many of his dreamy melodies, such a his anthemic song ”Lo Que Siento”. “Cuco’s rise suggests that our modern heartthrobs won’t be suave or cynical. Rather than appearing larger than life, they might revel in their realism, a quality that inspires rather than isolates fans.” – LA Weekly
Ximena Sariñana will bring her girl power to this celebration, promising to deliver a glimpse from her upcoming album, as well as unforgettable songs like “ Parar a Tiempo”,“Mediocre” and “No Todo Lo Puedes Dar”.
La Chamba’s unique sound, fusing psychedelic electric guitars and organs with heavy Afro-Latin rhythms (such as cumbia, salsa and rumba) are sure to get your feet moving!
A vibrant traditional procession in the home of Hollywood’s Immortals with traditional Aztec blessings and Regional Musical-Dance group dedications.
Musical performances by Grammy Award winning recording artists.
100+ Altars created by members of the community to their ancestors and loved ones.
Hundreds of Aztec Ritual Dancers in full costume.
Four stages featuring music and theatrical performances.
An Art Exhibition in the Cathedral Mausoleum.
A costume contest for the best dressed Calaca (skeleton).
A children’s arts project area.
Arts and Crafts vendors.
Food vendors from around Los Angeles.
– Presentation of Altar winners –
The judges will select the best altar of each of the following categories:
Theme of Event, Traditional Altar and Contemporary Altar
– The best of each category wins $3,000!