El Velorio: A Day of Dead Celebration With A Cause

By Angel AguilarNovember 6, 2014Music, Music Festivals
Conjunto Nueva Ola at El Velorio
By Angel Aguilar | November 6, 2014

With so many Day of the Dead celebrations around town last weekend, sometimes it was hard to pick which one to go to and there are those who could not get enough, well have no fear my friends, as the celebrations continue this coming Saturday at Plaza De La Raza for El Velorio, an event that besides offering great music and art, it also benefits the kids from La Plaza de la Raza.

For those of you who could not attend The Al Borde Day of the Dead Celebration with El Conjunto Nueva Ola in Long Beach last weekend, now you have the opportunity to catch their energetic and entertaining performance at the main stage of El Velorio along with one of the best new bands to come out of the L.A. music scene recently, Viento Callejero.

There will be plenty of other music to be heard as the likes of Jeremy Sole from KCRW, DJ Sloepoke, Herick Hell Gazoo from Subsuelo, Toks, Alter and DJ Santi, will be working the turn tables throughout the evening.

El Velorio
The event will be hosted by Mike Shouhed from Shahs of Sunset and Alysha Del Valle from ABC 7 News and it will include art exhibitions by 100 Los Angeles artists who will be showcased in the Gallery. There will also be arts & crafts vendors, face painting, live painting, a photo booth, food, and drinks.

The show benefits the kids of Plaza de La Raza, a cultural center for the arts and education and is the only multidisciplinary community arts venue dedicated to serving the Eastside neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

La Plaza De La Raza was founded in 1970 by prominent labor, business and civic leaders as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, it offers affordable after-school, intergenerational arts education programs to nearly 5,000 children, teens and adults each year. Its mission is to foster enrichment of all cultures bridging the geographic, social, artistic, and cultural boundaries of Los Angeles and beyond.
El velorio viento callejeroThroughout the year, Plaza de La Raza presents more than 500 classes (beginning to advanced) that are taught quarterly by local artists and performers in theater, dance, music, and the visual arts. In addition, the center attracts more than 25,000 visitors each year with its free cultural programs and manages almost 300 community volunteers.
So put on your dancing shoes and come out and have a good time with the cumbia sounds of El Conjunto Nueva Ola and Viento Callejero and all the other music put on by the guest DJ’s and enjoy the art, food and drinks and it’s all for a good cause.

For more information you can visit www.elvelorio.com

Plaza de la Raza
3540 N Mission Rd
Los Angeles
8:00PM (PST) – November 8, 2014
Tickets $20, children 5 and younger free