Aratani Theatre at the JACCC

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

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 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.



Son Jarocho Made in East L.A.

Cesar Castro. Xochi Flores, Chuy Sandoval, Juan Perez

Saturday / June 3, 2017 / 7 pm

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.

The musicians in Cambalache are from LA’s Eastside & Veracruz, where the sounds of everyday life have sonic histories in Black and Brown music making. 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.

Join the fandango dance party with Cambalache and special guests!

Meet the Artists

Aratani Theatre

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


Cambalache in Performance


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