12:00 PM DJ Set with Anthony Valadez
12:15 PM Ethio Cali
A fresh addition to the Bunker Hill scene, the bi-weekly City Beats shows are curated by local radio personality Anthony Valadez. The series, which runs April through June, provides a colorful, sonic snapshot of up-and-coming musicians. Genres include R&B, hip-hop, new jazz, Latin and indie, appealing to the eclectic palette and diverse backgrounds of LA music fans. Grab lunch, sit back, and enjoy the show!
Ethio Cali is a Los Angeles-based Ethio-Jazz ensemble, led by trumpeter, arranger, and composer Todd Simon. The ensemble’s sublime sound is inspired by the golden age of Ethiopian music of the 1960’s and 70’s, filtered through a lens that is uniquely Los Angeles. Acknowledging the diverse musical foundations of Ethio-Jazz, the ensemble also draws inspiration from the rhythmic and melodic textures across Africa, Central/Latin America and the Caribbean.
April 5: De’Anza with Anthony Valadez
April 19: Tropi Corillo with Anthony Valadez
May 17: Subsuelo with Anthony Valadez
June 21: Ethio Cali with Anthony Valadez