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New Meetup: Pacha Massive and Non Stop Bhangra (MMM)

From: Maria Laura D.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 8:33 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Orange County Spanish Language Meetup Group!

What: Pacha Massive and Non Stop Bhangra (MMM)

When: Saturday, July 31,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
California Plaza
[masked] S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90731
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From Pachamama (Mother Earth) Pacha Massive is bilingual juggernaut mixing traditional Latin rhythms like Colombian cumbia and Dominican palo with reggae, dancehall, dub and electronica. Non Stop Bhangra is swirling dholrhythm dancers, DJs spinning, MC?s rapping, an eclectic mix of hip hop, reggae, electronica and the insistent, ever present Bollywood Bhangra. Tonight will be a non-stop party! Join us at 7:30PM for a Bhangra dance lesson before the show begins @ 8 PM

The Venue: California Plaza
The Grand Performances concerts are held at California Plaza, an urban amphitheatre backed by a waterfall and banked by reflecting pools in a courtyard surrounded by skyscrapers. The stage is surrounded by several different seating areas. Across the pool directly in front of the stage there are chairs set up. To the right (stage left), there is a semicircle of granite risers, which is sometimes used alone for smaller performances. The stage area in front of the risers is used for dancing during bigger concerts. To the left and a level above there are some permanent stone benches around the Plaza.

To claim seats, people show up several hours early and picnic (see website for limits on what you can bring). The official seating areas open 2 hours before each performance. There are a couple take-out restaurants and a Starbucks around the Plaza. Beyond the seating provided, people bring their own folding chairs and blankets to set up in any free space. Popular concerts get really packed, so it's good to be there plenty early even if you're bringing your own chair. California Plaza is located just north of West 4th Street, between South Grand Avenue and South Olive Ave., behind the Museum of Contemporary Art and Omni Los Angeles Hotel.
Transportation and Parking
There is paid parking under California Plaza with an entrance off Olive Avenue (351 S. Olive Ave). Street parking is metered until 6 pm Monday through Saturday, but free after 6 pm and all day Sunday. Street parking is especially difficult for Thursday or Friday concerts. The best option is to take the Metro Red Line to Pershing Square. Exit toward 4th and Hill Street and walk uphill on 4th. There is an escalator up to California Plaza from the corner of 4th and Olive.

Carpool
We will meet @ 6:00 PM at the
DX- Peruvian Restaurant
3930 S. Bristol (Bristol x Sunflower)
Santa Ana, CA 92704
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And leave for LA @ 6:30 PM sharp.

For those wanting to meet at California Plaza meeting point is at the Starbuck from 7:00 - 7:30 PM

The Organization
Grand Performances is a non-profit organization that organizes a series of free, high-quality world music concerts every summer in Downtown Los Angeles. Concerts are supported by grants and donations from the public. A concert schedule is published every spring. A paper copy is available if you sign up on their mailing list online or you can pick one up at a concert.
Official Website: www.grandperformances.org.
Concert Line:[masked]

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/spanish-speakers/calendar/14015920/

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