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VARIEDADES AT THE MAYAN

VARIEDADES is a music, spoken word, theater, comedy, visual arts happening loosely based on Mexican vaudeville shows in Los Angeles, but the list of performers is anything but old-fashioned: Alice Bag, Nao Bustamante with Dynasty Handbag and Karen Tongson, La Chica Boom, DJ Lengua, Rafa Esparza, Liz Miller Kovacs, Selene Luna, Cheech and Natasha Marin, Mickey Negron, and Dorian Wood.

This Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA show is hosted by performers Rubén Martínez and Raquel Gutiérrez, and produced and curated by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario.

 

VARIEDADES, Thursday, January 18, at 9 pm.

MAYAN THEATER, 1038 South Hill Street, downtown Los Angeles.

redcat.org/variedades

Image credit: Redcat, and Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, The Getty.

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YMA SUMAC — HAMMER TRIBUTE

Peruvian singer-cult figure Yma Sumac was the only direct descendant of Incan emperor Atahualpa to play Carnegie Hall, perform in Broadway musicals, and score a Number One debut album—Voice of the Xtabay (1950)—on the Billboard charts.

This weekend, Empress of (Lorely Rodriguez), Nite Jewel, Maria Elena Altany, Ceci Bastida, Dorian Wood, Carmina Escobar, and Francisca Valenzuela—backed by a band led by Alberto López of Jungle Fire—gather at the Hammer Museum to pay tribute to the legendary singer from Peru with the four-octave-and-then-some range.

VOICES OF THE XTABAY—A TRIBUTE TO YMA SUMAC, Saturday, October 7, at 7:30 pm.

RADICAL WOMEN—LATIN AMERICAN ART, 1960–1985, through December 31.

HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, Los Angeles.

hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2017/10/voices-of-the-xtabay-a-tribute-to-yma-sumac/

yma-sumac.com

pacificstandardtime.org

Yma Sumac. Image credit: Yma-sumac.com

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