Latin World Music & the power of nonviolence… celebrating Gandhi Jayanti & St. Francis Day
Join us, first Sundays of the month at 6pm for dynamic world music & speakers in a sacred historic space in Lincoln Heights. The Church of the Epiphany is over 100 years old serving the Lincoln Heights community of East Los Angeles and was the organizing space of civil rights leader and nonviolent activist Cesar Chavez. STREET parking is available and we also encourage people to take the metro to the Lincoln / Cypress ~ Gold Line Station - walking distance to the church concert series.
For the series opener we are featuring traditional Cuban Son & innovative genre bending world music by John Villalobos and ‘Mahamistad’. South San Gabriel raised roots Latin / flamenco / Cuban Son / rock n roll phenomenon John Villalobos will be playing guitar and Cuban tres and leading his new project including drummer Sandie Castañeda, Joey De Leon on percussion, Hector Ferreiro on bass, Frank Fontaine flute and sax and singer Jesus Chuy Pérez.
Nipun Mehta will also be speaking on the topic of Radical Power of Humility:
We live in an era that sees generosity and humility as a sign of weakness and accumulation and ego as a source of strength. Yet, revolutionaries like Gandhi and St. Francis didn't shake the world with their money, power or fame; they unlocked a "soul force" with the sheer might of unconditional love. How can we help each other embrace the radical power of humility and find the courage to love fearlessly?
Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace.org, an incubator of projects that support a gift culture. In his mid-twenties, Nipun quit his job to become a "full time volunteer" and over the last 15 years, his work has reached millions, attracted more than 500 thousand volunteers, and mushroomed into numerous projects like DailyGood, Awakin Circles, and Karma Kitchen. Among his many prestigious accolades, President Obama appointed him on a council for social change, Dalai Lama recognized him as an “Unsung Hero of Compassion”, and Germany’s OOOM magazine named him Top 100 Most Inspiring People of 2018. Nipun's mission statement in life reads: "Bring smiles in the world and stillness in my heart.”