The Skirball Cultural Center continues to reimagine its Skirball Stages series in the age of COVID. Virtual concerts to be streamed on the Skirball’s YouTube channel, have been added to the 2021 schedule. On May 1, 2020: Yosmel Montejo and Vox Sambou will perform.
More than just performance, the concert films take viewers behind the scenes for a look at the artists’ musical processes, aspirations, and hopes for the future. RSVPs are recommended: skirball.org/skirball-stages.
To complement the Skirball Stages viewing experience for Angelenos, the Skirball also offers its popular carry-out culinary experience, Skirball Suppers. Before settling in for each concert premiere, locals are invited to preorder and pick up a three-course meal prepared by the Skirball’s hospitality team. Skirball Suppers offers a delicious four-course meal available for pre-order (until Wednesday, April 28 at 4pm) and carry-out on the night of the premiere (Saturday, May 1, between 5pm and 7:15pm). The menu was conceived by Executive Chef Sean Sheridan and features dishes inspired by the cuisine of Cuba and Haiti .
Info about the performance:
Grab your dancing shoes for this spirited Skirball Stages performance! Cuban-born musician Yosmel Montejo—fresh from the release of his first album, Red Suitcase—delights from the Skirball’s Taper Courtyard with his band of accomplished Latin jazz artists. Then, joining from his home in Canada, is Vox Sambou. A native Haitian, Sambou incorporates traditional rhythms of Haiti with afrobeat, jazz, reggae, and hip-hop. Together Montejo and Sambou take us on a trip through the intoxicating beats of the Caribbean.