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ALL PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT CAAM ARE FREE! - RSVP TO 213.744.2024

June 12, 2016 through August 7, 2016, 1pm – 3:30pm | Craft Workshop
Crafts and Creations in CAAM’S Courtyard
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 1pm – 3:30pm

This is a time for families and friends to drop in and spend a relaxing time creating art projects such as still life painting, the Black church fan, clay sculptures, and others. Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7pm | Film Screening
Films at CAAM Celebrating Black Music Month

Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story (2014, 75 min) Director N.C. Heikin tells the story of a charismatic yet self-destructive artist presented with sympathetic tact. In Sound of Redemption, Heikin paints an affectionate life portrait of the late jazz musician Frank Morgan, once viewed as a musical heir to Charlie “Bird” Parker. Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7pm | Film Screening
Films at CAAM Celebrating Black Music Month

Mavis! (2016, 80 min) Mavis! is the first feature documentary film on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon, Mavis Staples, including her musical family, The Staple Singers. The documentary depicts how her 60-year career and her family group inspired millions and helped to propel the Civil Rights Movement with their powerful and substantive music. Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 • 1:00 - 3:00pm | Assembling a Figure

Inspired by the assemblages in Reflections on the Self, artist June Edmonds leads participants in the creation of a body-like assemblage with found objects. Bring your own trinkets and mementos to add to the piece! Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Saturday, July 16, 2016, 2:00pm | Dance Activity
Soul Line Dancing with J&J: Hip Hop Flavor

Join us at CAAM and do something fun and healthy at the same time. Learn some of the most popular soul line dances with J&J Soulful Steps as you groove to Hip Hop-inspired sounds. The class is great for beginners and experienced line dancers alike. Come do something good for your body, enjoy yourself, socialize, and tap into your soul! Dances include the Cali Bounce, the Gangster Slide, and more. Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Saturday, July 23, 2016, 2:00pm | Presentation - Q & A
Women of the L.A. ‘Undergrind’: Female Artists Creating Alternatives to Mainstream Hip Hop’s Plastic Ceiling

Ethnomusicologist Birgitta Johnson revisits the deafening absence of female hip-hop artists in mainstream popular music, as well as the efforts of skilled artists daring to have a voice in a commercial genre that currently lacks a significant chorus of female perspectives. Johnson will explore the myths about female hip-hop performers that have fostered a virtual gender lockout in mainstream hip-hop. She will also describe the response of female artists to being underrepresented, including how technology has empowered them to sidestep limitations and create alternative paths for artistic expression. Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Sunday, July 24, 2016 / 2:00pm | Film Screening
Mac Dre: Legend of the Bay (2015, 61 min.)

Bay Area rapper Mac Dre began his career at 18 and quickly became an influential force in early west coast hip-hop. In 1992 he was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank robbery when his lyrics were used against him in court. He left prison with a new lease on life, founded an independent record company, and then was murdered just when he began to emerge as a star. For the first time ever, his mother Wanda reveals the true experiences of a hip-hop legend. Parental Advisory for some strong language. Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

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EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS AT CAAM ARE ALWAYS FREE. PARKING AVAILABLE FOR $12.00 ($15.00 AFTER 5:00PM) AT THE LOT LOCATED AT 39TH AND FIGUEROA STREETS.

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