“When ‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,’ the Getty-funded exhibition series devoted to Latino and Latin American art, kicks off this fall, it will be with a bang,” writes Carolina Miranda in Wednesday’s (1/18) Los Angeles Times. Performing on September 17 at the Hollywood Bowl will be “Mexican rock band Café Tacvba, L.A. roots rockers La Santa Cecilia and Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte. This concert … will be followed by other Latino and Latin American musical performances—including a 10-day festival, CDMX, dedicated to the Mexico City music scene organized by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as three other orchestral performances that will feature the L.A. Phil with Café Tacvba (pronounced Tacuba) and Mexican vocalist Natalia Lafourcade…. The CDMX festival … will feature specially commissioned works by up-and-coming composers. ‘It’s been a focus of ours to feature Latin American artists—especially with Gustavo Dudamel as our director,’ says Meghan Martineau, associate director of artistic planning at the L.A. Phil. ‘And Mexico City has really stood out as a really incredible place right now.’ ” Also part of the festival, from September 2017 to January 2018, will be jazz composer Arturo O’Farrill, Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company, drummer Antonio Sánchez, and music historian Josh Kun.
Posted January 19, 2017