Aratani Theatre at the JACCC

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets: 213-680-3700 / jaccc.org

Getting Here

The Aratani Theatre is conveniently located in the heart of Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles via the 101, 110 and 5 freeways.

Parking

Parking is adjacent to the Aratani Theatre at Joe’s Auto Parks / Sho Tokyo Garage at 350 E. 2nd St. The garage is open until 12:30am.

Metro Rail

Take the Metro Gold Line to the Little Tokyo/Artist District station, three blocks from the Aratani Theatre.

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CAMBALACHE

Son Jarocho Made in East L.A.

Cesar Castro. Xochi Flores, Chuy Sandoval, Juan Perez

with a star list of guest artists – Louie Perez of Los Lobos,  Gilberto Gutierrez, Alfredo Herrera “El Godo”, Quetzal Flores, Rocio Marrón, Maya Jupiter, Alexandro Hernandez, Martha Gonzalez

Saturday / June 3, 2017 / 7 pm

COME EARLY! 6pm • FREE
Join the Fandango dance party on the plaza!

Cultures develop in a cyclical fashion, evolving with elements of the past and creating new ones. This may be an apt process to describe the genesis of Cambalache.

Created specially for the Aratani World Series, Cambalache invites their musical soul mates to trace the roots of Son Jarocho from Veracruz, Mexico to the streets of East LA. Artist Maestro Cesar Castro has given Cambalache their rank as a top Son Jarocho group outside of Mexico. With the help of international guest artists Cambalache will reveal personal histories and a joyous song list that contains inspirations from Son Jarocho tradicional & urbano, chicano oldies, hip-hop, bolero and son montuno.

Cambalache which means “exchange” is Chicano-Son Jarocho music – a mix of indigenous baroque Spanish instruments, Afro Caribbean beats, Mexican and Arabic sounds that draws the audience in to participate in the raucous spirit of the fandango. It’s accompanied by fandango dancing on the tarima, a small wooden resonant platform devised by slaves to tap out infectious rhythms that provide the music’s percussion and contained a subversively explosive edge.

An intuitive, intimate collaboration between extraordinary artists from Veracruz and East LA.

Meet the Artists

Aratani Theatre

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-680-3700

Cambalache in Performance