The unifying salsa rhythms of Los Angeles favorites the Susie Hansen band will be a centerpiece of the 4th annual Dia de los Muertos event this Saturday.
Hansen and her band play familiar and traditional salsa in Spanish, many original salsa and Latin jazz compositions, Latin-style interpretations of American jazz standards, Cuban charanga music, and great salsa and cha-cha-cha in English.
Hosted by El Centro del Pueblo and free to the public, the annual tradition brings art, music, altars and family to the center of Echo Park.
The day will also feature an art with the work of some 30 local artists curated by internationally-collected artist Margaret Garcia.
The event is co-sponsored by State Senator Kevin De Leon, Assemblyman Gilbert Cedillo, City Councilman Eric Garcetti and School Board Trustee Bennett Keyser.
Organizers wants to invite the entire Echo Park community out to enjoy the events on the plaza just off 1157 Lemoyne Street.
Here is the full schedule of music and performance for the day, which includes a bellydancer, youth accordionist and high school drill team:
12:00-12:30 p.m. Folklorico De Colores
12:30-12:35 p.m. Gabriella Charter School Dancers
12:35-12:40 p.m. El Centro Del Pueblo Drill Team
12:40-12:45 p.m. Rosemead High School Drill Team
12:45-1:00 p.m. Break
1:00-1:45 p.m. Indigenous Music - Martin Espino
1:45-2:00 p.m. Break
2:00-2:10 p.m. Francisco Gonzalez, young boy singer Accordion
2:10-2:25 p.m. Chuy Perez, dichos
2:25-2:30 p.m. Break
2:30-3:00 p.m. The Academy of Polynesian Performing Arts Student Dancers
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15—3:45 p.m. Aztec Dancers
3:45-4:00 p.m. Break
4:00-4:25 p.m. DJ
4:25-4:40 p.m. Special Presentation by Latino Theater Company honoring the late Lupe Ontivernos
4:45-5:00 p.m. Break
5:00-5:30 p.m. Bob Baker Marionettes
5:30-6:30 p.m. Susie Hansen Latin Band
6:30-6:45 p.m. J Phlash (Hip Hop singer)
6:45-7:30 p.m. Susie Hansen Latin Band
7:30-8:00 p.m. Sham Belly Dancer Shams Fire & Water Goddess - Fire Dance & tribal Belly Dance Show