Excited to play with Kamasi Washington at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, for 2 nights. Sept 19-20.. I’ll be rockin a beautiful percussion set up. Hope you all come out.
Kahlil Cummings and Bloco Obini are honored to perform a opening set for the Latin Grammy winner, and multi-platinum selling artist Daniela Mercury, at the Hollywood Palladium Sept 13 7pm. Bloco will performing with special guest Dandha da Hora from Bahia Brazil’s renown group Ile Aiye.
Daniela Mercury celebrates 25 years of her international career, as she begins her US tour Sept 6.
Support Bloco Obini. Buy tickets from us… DM instagram/bloco_obini or instagram/Kahlilc33
Extra Ancestral presents: Ewe Ode. Workshop Feat. Kahlil Cummings, Rachel Hernandez, and Freila Blanco. Delve into the dance, music and mythology of the orixas. This intensive offers an interactive and comprehensive exploration into the songs, movements, rhythms and stories of the orixas Ochoosi, Ossain. Dancers will complete traditional dances to live drumming and song. Extra Ancestral is very excited to host this event dedicated to enriching our collective knowledge of Ancestry from the African Diaspora. The Extra Ancestral Series offers all dancers an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of one orixa or aspect of the African Diaspora, and beyond.
Drumming w/ Kahlil Cummings 12pm-1pm
Afro Brasilian Dance w/ Rachel Hernandez
Afro Cuban Dance w/ Freila Blanco
Kahlil joins the Big Funky Jazz Band at Grand Performances for a free, and cunning series of "Peter and The Wolf." Each weekend a different version of the classic tale hits the stage. Great for kids!
Starting 2017 with a series of performances with EthioCali. It's madness! Meet us tonight at the Sorting Room at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts for part one.
Join Kahlil for a day of dance & drum with Rachel Hernandez/Ijo Emi Dance and the Rhythm Arts Alliance. Participants will travel through the African Diaspora, following the story of these three deities. Register in advance. Bring money for T-shirts by Keef Aura, pictured here.
Through live music and dance, Common Culture:Across the Water celebrates the intersections of island culture in Los Angeles. Presented in three parts: Earth, Fire, and Water, the concert will honor local living legends from Leimert Park and Inglewood.
Creative agency 52BLEND will celebrate the vibrant music, dance and kinship of the African and Latino cultures. AfroLatino: I Am The Root will feature a variety of well-known local artists from the African-American and Latino communities of LA. Narrated by Garth Trinidad, attendees will be entertained and educated about the history and evolution of Afro-Latino rhythms.
Olympic fever hits the Bowl as we salute the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. Dance to the scintillating samba/pop rhythms of Grammy® winner Sergio Mendes, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his influential band, Brasil ’66 – an electrifying evening of samba, capoeira, Bloco-Afro drummers and fireworks!
Mark de Clive-Lowe’s CHURCH continues the Summer Sessions parties at OSSO - part two of the monthly parties featuring specially invited guest bands, artists, producers, DJs and surprises alongside MdCL’s live show. And I'll be in the house with my boy Te'Amir and Ethiocali.