The Skirball Cultural Center presents a special double-bill of music featuring Masanga Marimba performing music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe and Francisco Aguabella performing Afro-Cuban music.
12:00–2:00 PM -- MASANGA MARIMBA ENSEMBLE, African
2:30–4:30 PM -- FRANCISCO AGUABELLA, Afro-Cuban
Other Related Events at the Skirball:
Saturday, June 16 -- 12 - 2 PM
ASHLEY MAHER, World/folk
Inspired by Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell, Ashley Maher is a singer and songwriter known for her golden voice and eclectic world rhythms. Five years after signing with Virgin UK in London, Maher returns to the United States to share her unique sound—which has been classified as a fusion between world, folk and jazz music—in her hometown of Los Angeles. She has collaborated with West African and Latin musicians in Paris, London and Los Angeles on four albums. She appears at Café Z with Cameroonian producer Andre Manga on bass, Michael Ripoll on guitar, and Puerto Rican drummer Walter Rodriguez.
Saturday, June 23 -- 12 - 2 PM
ANDREA FERRAZ, Brazilian
Brazilian singer and composer Andrea Ferraz combines the sounds of Brazilian popular music, samba-jazz and bossa nova to create a sound all her own. Born into a family of musicians, she started her career as an opera singer in Los Angeles. Bringing together a host of reputable musicians and producers from Brazil and the United States, Ferraz is currently working on her first professional album, Bossa Nova Brazil. As part of her trio, Ferraz will perform with two members of the Sergio Mendes band, Kleber Jorge and Gibi.
SISAI and MELTING SIBERIA -- Documentary Double Feature
Tuesday, June 12, 7:30 PM
$8 General, $5 Skirball Members and Full-Time Students
Advance tickets: (866) 468-3399 or on site at the Skirball Admissions Desk or through Ticketmaster at
In Sisai, the title character, an Ethiopian Jew living in Israel, learns the whereabouts of his biological father in Ethiopia. Together with his adoptive father and his brother, filmmaker David Gavro, Sisai embarks on an unforgettable journey that illuminates his immigrant identity. First-prize documentary winner at the Jerusalem International Film Festival. (2005, 54 min. In Hebrew and Amharic with English subtitles.)
Melting Siberia tells the story of Marina Haar, who is content in Israel not knowing the identity of her Russian father. But when her grown son, Ido Haar, the film's director, asks to locate his grandfather, a single phone call melts away the distance between Israel and Siberia. (2004, 75 min. In Hebrew and Russian with English subtitles.)
Date: Saturday, June 09, 2007
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Cost: Free and open to the public; check with the Skirball regarding parking charges.
No reservations necessary.
Skirball Cultural Center Tel: 310-440-4500
Sponsor(s): Skirball Cultural Center. Information about non-ASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not necessarily reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.