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Leimert Park African Art & Music Festival

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The Annual African Art & Music Festival in historic Leimert Park Village takes place over the 3-day Labor Day weekend and features jazz, blues, Afro-beat, reggae, spoken word, comedy, traditional African drumming and dance. The 3-day audience is estimated at 10,000 people from Southern California and is a multi-generational and ethnically diverse crowd.

Los Angeles Free Concerts will attend the Festival on Sunday and sample some of the best artists that the event has to offer. We'll begin our musical journey with blues legend Barbara Morrison. Next up bandleader and saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his The Next Step Band will jazz things up. Rounding out the day will be reggae band Wadada & Cultural Soul.

But we're not done yet: after the concert we'll head over to Maverick's Flat. Once a premiere soul and R&B destination, today Maverick's features great food, live entertainment, two full service bars and two outdoor patios.

21 and over


3:00 Barbara Morrison

4:00 Kamasi Washington & The Next Step Band

5:00 Wadada & Cultural Soul

6:00 "Leimert After Dark" at Maverick's Flat