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Getty Presents Sounds of L.A.

A Free Concert Series Showcasing L.A.'s Rich Musical Culture

January 5, 2001

LOS ANGELES--Sounds of L.A., a free weekend concert series at the Getty Center, opens its fourth season and the new year with an array of afternoon programs exploring Los Angeles' rich musical geography. Sounds of L.A. kicks off with the sensous, vivacious new Brazilian sounds of Katia Moraes and Sambaguru on Saturday and Sunday, January 27 and 28. The series continues with the jazz, funk, and soul of the B Sharp Jazz Quartet on February 10 and 11; Okinawan artists Katsuko Teruya, Aiko Tokonaga, and Yasukazu Takushi perform on Feburary 24 and 25; and Tlen-Huicani and Macuilxochitl interpret folk music from Veracruz on March 3 and 4.

All concerts take place in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium, at 1200 Getty Center Drive. The concerts begin at 3 p.m., except the January shows, which begin at 3:30 p.m. Seating is general admission and performance reservations are honored up to 15 minutes before show time. Each caller may request up to four seats per reservation. For required seating reservations, please call 310-440-7300.

Sounds of L.A. Schedule

Saturday-Sunday, January 27-28, 3:30 p.m.
Katia Moraes and Sambaguru

The 2001 season of Sounds of L.A opens with a weekend of sensuous sambas, choros, and afoxés by the brilliant Brazilian-born singer Katia Moraes, who performs to the sublime rhythms of her talented ensemble, Sambaguru. For more information or sound clips, visit her Web site at

Saturday-Sunday, February 10-11, 3 p.m.
B Sharp Jazz Quartet

This internationally renowned home-grown quartet infuses their clean, straight-ahead acoustic jazz with the energy of contemporary funk and soul. While maintaining a firm commitment to a lineage stemming from Miles and Coltrane, B Sharp performs original compositions that defy easy categorization. The B Sharp Quartet includes Herb Graham, Jr. (drums), Katisse Buckingham (sax), Rodney Lee (piano), and Osama Afifi (bass).

Saturday-Sunday, February 24-25, 3 p.m.
At This Gathering I Rejoice: An Afternoon of Okinawan Music and Dance

Three celebrated Okinawan artists--kutuu master Katsuko Teruya, dancer Aiko Tokonaga, and sanshin master Yasukazu Takushi--join an ensemble of gifted musicians and dancers in a program highlighting both Okinawan classical and folk traditions.

Saturday-Sunday, March 3-4, 3 p.m.
Songs of Our Land: Tlen-Huicani and Macuilxochitl perform Sones Veracruzanos

Called the most faithful interpreters of traditional folk music from Veracruz, the master musicians of Tlen-Huicani travel from Jalapa to perform with local favorite Macuilxochitl in an afternoon of music from Mexico and beyond.

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