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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Varimezov Family Band

moira smiley & VOCO

Saturday / April 18, 2015 / 7:00pm

Tzvetanka and Ivan Varimezov are recognized around the world as living masters of Bulgarian Folk music. They tour extensively and teach across Europe and America, so much so that singer Moira Smiley calls them the “Pied Pipers of Bulgarian music.” Known for their powerful polyphonic vocals they are also masters of doumbek, tupan, bagpipe and accordion. In a rare family appearance, daughters Radka and Tanya add their own vocal and instrumental genius. Let the Varimezov family introduce you to the music of the people.

moira smiley & VOCO tour the world with high-voltage harmony, folk-delicious instrumentation, stomp moves and body percussion. VOCO redefines harmony with lush, emotional layers of voices steeped in Appalachian and East European folklore. VOCO has the clarity and power of a string quartet and the vitality of street-corner singers. High energy performances include avant-garde arrangements of Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos, early American folk-hymns and original compositions — all performed with style, wit and warmth.

Pre-performance Conversation: Trudy Israel, Artistic Director – Nevenka

With support from the Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria, Los Angeles.

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Aratani Theatre

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

213-628-2725

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