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Soul Force Sundays: November 3rd: Nonviolent Legacies of India & America

  • Church of the Epiphany 2808 Altura St Los Angeles, CA 90031 USA (map)

2808 Altura St, Los Angeles, CA 90031
(continuing the first Sunday of every month)

This monthly series features live world music and inspiring social change speakers, on the 1st Sunday of every month at the historic Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights.

Sunday, Nov 23rd we are featuring classical South Asian ragas with Indradeep Ghosh on violin Neelamjit Dhillon on tabla and Paul Livingstone on sitar, as well as a short talk by author and UCLA history professor Vinay Lal on Gandhi's Legacies in Black America.

Vinay Lal is Professor of History at UCLA. His fourteen authored and edited books include the two-volume Oxford Anthology of the Modern Indian City (Oxford, 2013); Deewaar: The Footpath, the City, and the Angry Young Man (HarperCollins, 2011); Political Hinduism (Oxford, 2009); Of Cricket, Guinness and Gandhi (Penguin, 2005); The History of History (Oxford, 2003); and two books co-edited with Ashis Nandy, India’s leading intellectual. His work has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Finnish, Korean, Hindi, Urdu, Kannada, and Persian.

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'Los Jarochicos of Lincoln Heights' will perform an opening set of Son Jarcohi music at 6pm, led musicians/activists, Angela Flores and Federico Zuñiga. Today they will be sharing with you sones, or songs, from the Son Jarocho repertoire with zapateado, the form of dance that also doubles as an element of percussion in the music.

This youth ensemble is provided by our commuity partner the Lincoln Heights Youth Arts Center. LHYAC is dedicated to providing arts & cultural programs for youth and families in NELA with the goal of developing self and community empowerment. Visit DCA's website at culturela.org or follow us @dca.lhyac

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Neelamjit Dhillon is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Vancouver Canada, Neelamjit is skilled in both North Indian classical and American jazz music. His music is a reflection of his own multifaceted identity, spirituality, and vision for promoting a more equitable and just society through shared experience and collective action.

Titled as “Prince of Violin” Indradeep Ghosh, is one of the premier Violinist and one and only Hindustani Classical Violist (Bass Violin) of India and a trailblazer for Maihar Gharana. He is an “A” grade artist of All India Radio and Television. He initially started playing violin at the tender age of six under the guidance of Sri Anamitra Mustafi. He has been under the tutelage of Professor Smt. Sisirkana Dhar Chowdhury since 1991. He also had the privilege of getting training with different maestros of Indian Classical Music including Pandit V.G.Jog and Pandit Kumar Bose.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, international performing artist Paul Livingstone is one of the leading sitarists in America today. He has focused his studies in the creative tradition of Indian classical raga music in which he has been rigorously trained for the past 25 years in India and the US studying under the late Amiya Dasgupta, Rajeev Taranath, and the legendary Pandit Ravi Shankar. Paul has performed in around the US, Mexico, Europe & Asia and has just returned from a major concert tour performing Indian music in Nepal, India, Czech & Germany.


Join us 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.

General Admission: $20
Students: $5
Gold Line Metro Access & Street Parking

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