SELA Arts Festival at the L.A. River

Quetzal is a Grammy winning Chicano Rock band from East Los Angeles. The band was founded by Quetzal Flores, with the intention of pushing the boundaries of Chicano music and is currently one of Los Angeles' most important and successful groups. They play a mix of Mexican and Afro-Cuban rhythms, jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock music, supercharged by the dynamic vocals of lead singer and composer Martha Gonzalez. Their commitment to using art as a tool for social change is informed and inspired by global grassroots movements.

Quetzal SELA Arts Festival

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facebook.com/quetzaleastla

Buyepongo is a live and vibrant polyrhythmic sound that seamlessly fuses cumbia, merengue, punta, jazz and funk to create their own genre called "Buyang├║."

Buyepongo

buyepongo.com
twitter.com/buyepongo
instagram.com/buyepongo

The Altons are a soul rock group with a twist of Latin inspired flavors and rhythms. Their music is driven by intense grooves from the rhythm section that will bring you to your feet, while soulful leads inspire a fun and energetic time.

The Altons

facebook.com/TheAltons
twitter.com/thealtonsmusic

Weapons of Mass Creation is a Hip Hop collective with ties to the Southeast; funky, soulful and heartfelt beats with honest, positive and socially aware lyrics for your mind and soul.

Weapons of Mass Creation

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instagram.com/womc714

Alivio: Open Mic is described as a "garage salon" which promotes Southeast artists and vendors. If you can imagine, Alivio: Open Mic is literally a garage in a home that was created as a cultural space in a community where none existed. For this event, we will be recreating the Alivio: Open Mic garage feel and ambiance with SELA performers:

ASTRID | VICKIE VERTIZ | DEAD SEA SCROLLS | GLORIES | KEITH | FOXY LA CHINGONA | DEMISE | ANA LA NETA | LADY BASCO | PUMPGATTO

Alivio: Open Mic

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SELA Arts Festival at the L.A. River

2019 date TBA

Come celebrate the arts and culture of the Southeast with local artists, L.A. River stakeholders, and our community! Participants include SELA artists and vendors, L.A. River organizations and local food trucks. There will also be plenty of family-friendly activities, theater, dance, music and more!

In the L.A. River channel
5400 Monroe Ave.
South Gate, CA 90280
**No alcohol, no smoking and no glass allowed!

Bike, walk or drive to the site.
Parking available at Hollydale Park.