The FIGat7th Downtown Festival returns this summer to LA’s premier shopping and dining destination with free outdoor concerts featuring performances by leading pop, rock, jazz, soul and alternative artists. Every Friday in July and August.
Show and Doors Open at 7 PM
AUGUST 28: Coiza Boa: A Celebration of Afro Brazilian Music and Dance
7:00 – 7:45 PM—Samba lessons led by Gisella Ferreira with DJ Potira
8:00 – 10:00 PM—Live music
Violin virtuoso and vocalist Quetzal Guerrero masterfully mixes up a hip-hop and Latin jazz musical concoction. This young, talented musician from Phoenix is already a veteran, having jammed with Latin music greats such as Tito Puente, Jorge Santana and Lalo Guerrero. His birth given name, Quetzal, derives from the Aztec-Nahuatl language and it means “precious feather.” Quetzal “live on stage” conjures up images and sounds reminiscent of a young Jimi Hendrix jamming on a jet black electric violin while celebrating the exciting spirit of a Brazilian Carnaval. The Jungle Fire sound digs deep into Afro-Latin funk with an approach that is both authentic and highly explosive. Comprised of musicians from the Los Angeles region, Jungle Fire pulls its influences from such legends as Ray Camacho, Enrique Lynch, Ray Barretto, James Brown, Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango (just to name a few) to create a melting pot of Afro-Cuban rhythms, break-beats and ‘70’s inspired funk.