FandangObon: Tracing the Original Indigenous Path of the Los Angeles River
Please join us for this very special Los Angeles River walk and cultural celebration ending at the LA State Historic Park where the Fandango Obon dancing will take place.
Saturday, October 21, 2023 @ 8:00AM - Sunset
Along the LA River, culminating at the L.A. State Historic Park, near Chinatown Station
Register: Please RSVP Below
Cost: No charge
Contact: Marsha Hirano-Nakanishi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Leap’s FandangObon (FO) convenes into one circle to include participatory music and dance traditions of Fandango of Vera Cruz, Mexico rooted in African, Mexican and indigenous music; Japanese Buddhist Obon circle dances in remembrance of ancestors; and West African dance and drums of Nigeria and New Guinea. Quetzal Flores of QUETZAL, Grammy-award winning band, has helped spread the Fandango throughout the U.S.. Great Leap’s Nobuko Miyamoto has composed contemporary Obon pieces danced by over 10,000 people yearly at Obon Festivals in So Cal. Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble and Le Ballet Dembaya take West African dance into schools and communities throughout LA.
Please SAVE THE DATE and REGISTER NOW BELOW. The starting time and place for the river path walk will be emailed after registration.The walk will end at the LA State Historic Park where the Fandango Obon dancing will take place. We look forward to walking with all of you and dancing with joy and community across cultural groups.