Photo of attendees at Fourth Fridays by Jamie Hurtarte
Performance

Fourth Fridays

Friday, Sep 24, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Broad

Overview

Enjoy extended summer evening hours at The Broad on the fourth Friday of the month, June through September from 5:00–8:00 p.m.

DJs will be spinning at the East West Bank Plaza at The Broad and dancers will be activating the artworks and architecture in the galleries.

Otium, a contemporary American restaurant by chef Timothy Hollingsworth located adjacent to the museum, is now open. For reservations and hours, visit otiumla.com.

On view in the galleries: Invisible Sun, plus in-depth installations of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Kara Walker, and Andy Warhol.

The East West Bank Plaza at The Broad is open to the public without admission to the museum. To enter the museum during extended hours, visitors must reserve free general admission tickets, which are released the Friday before each event at 12:00 p.m. PT.

 

Special Thanks to Leader Partner and Exclusive Reopening Sponsor East West Bank

Schedule

5:00–8:00 p.m. back-to-back
Linafornia (Chef's Kiss Leimert Park + Lover's Rock Grand Park, LA) and Smiley (Harun Coffee + Hot & Cool Cafe in the Alley + Annual Leimert Park Rising Juneteenth Celebration, LA) will be spinning lover’s rock, dub reggae, R&B, Hip Hop, and all vibes in between.

5:00–8:00 p.m.
Dancer Haniyyah Tahirah and percussionist M’Baye Campbell-Kante will perform intermittently throughout the evening in the El Anatsui and Alexander Calder gallery on the 1st floor.

5:00–8:00 p.m. back-to-back
Linafornia (Chef's Kiss Leimert Park + Lover's Rock Grand Park, LA) and Smiley (Harun Coffee + Hot & Cool Cafe in the Alley + Annual Leimert Park Rising Juneteenth Celebration, LA) will be spinning lover’s rock, dub reggae, R&B, Hip Hop, and all vibes in between.

5:00–8:00 p.m.
Dancer Haniyyah Tahirah and percussionist M’Baye Campbell-Kante will perform intermittently throughout the evening in the El Anatsui and Alexander Calder gallery on the 1st floor.


Details

Linafornia

Linafornia

Linafornia is a producer and DJ that hails from Leimert Park, Los Angeles. Her sound was formed in the ether of warm, sunburst skylines, and the cool whoof of speakers in some of L.A.'s most harrowed underground haunts. Ever since she staked her claim on the scene with her debut project YUNG in 2016, Linafornia has been a mainstay of the esoteric beat scene. She embodies the new generation of producers, always stepping forward while still staying true to her roots and to the sounds that originally inspired her. The embodiment was manifested when she became the first black woman to be given a DJ residency for the final month of Low End Theory’s epic tenure at the Airliner. Linafornia has DJ’ed Lover’s Rock at Grand Park and currently curates a monthly residency in Leimert Park that she's affectionately named Chef's Kiss.

Smiley

Smiley

Smiley is a South Central Los Angeles native who specializes in producing, recording, DJing, and mixing. He has been producing music and selecting sounds since he was about 12 years old, taking after his father. He dabbles in every type of genre but has mastered the genres of Hip Hop and R&B, as it is in his bloodline. He has toured with other South Central natives, such as Overdoz., and produced albums for Six Sev, Yung Kazi, and more. You can often catch him in Leimert Park DJing at Harun Coffee, Hot & Cool Cafe in the Alley, or the annual Leimert Park Rising Juneteenth celebration. Smiley prides himself in uplifting his community through his music while using sound as a form of healing.

Haniyyah Tahirah

Haniyyah Tahirah

Haniyyah Tahirah is an L.A. native who has been a professional dancer and performing artist for 15 years. Being classically trained in ballet, modern, jazz, West African and Afro-Brazilian dance, she has worked through several non-profit organizations in giving dance and culture back to the community. Serving as a Principal dancer and soloist for over 12 years with the acclaimed Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Haniyyah has toured all over the U. S. and internationally, including Russia, China, Brazil and Tel Aviv, Israel, where she performed full-length concert dance showcases in theaters and opera houses, in addition to assisting Mrs. Washington in master classes and workshops. She has performed as a guest artist with Viver Brasil Dance Co., has worked with Tony Award winner George Faison, and worked as a motion-capture artist in the making of the 2009 blockbuster film Avatar directed by James Cameron. She currently devotes her time teaching youth and adults, as well as expanding her creative facets.

M’Baye Campbell-Kante

M’Baye Campbell-Kante

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, M’Baye Campbell-Kante is an accomplished artist with over 10 years of professional experience. He is a percussionist of the djembe and dundun drums in addition to the kora, a 21-stringed instrument originating from the Mali Empire in the 12th century. He also has modeled for world renowned agency Ford models in NY. He currently devotes his time cultivating and educating youth on West African culture through music, art, and dance. Apprenticing under master Senegalese percussionist Malick Sow in addition to being a musician for The Music Center, Campbell-Kante has performed throughout schools and universities all over California, conducting numerous workshops and educational performances that highlight the connection between West African indigenous music and modern music as it is today. Campbell-Kante is also a filmmaker whose film Da Djembe Lives recently won an award for Best Documentary in the Compton Film Festival. The film showcases the vast connection between African indigenous roots and how it has and continues to influence modern music today while gaining clarity and a sense of purpose in our life. Follow Campbell-Kante on Instagram at @mbayekante.

About Fourth Fridays

On the fourth Friday of the month from June through September 2021, The Broad will be open from 5:00–8:00 p.m. with DJs on the East West Bank Plaza at The Broad and dancers activating the museum's galleries.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Ryu Takahashi, Devendra Banhart, Alejandro Perez

Friday, July 23, 2021

Andrew Ableson, Javi En Rose, Joel Mejia Smith

Friday, August 27, 2021

Parallel Attractions, Rostam, Norbert De La Cruz III

Friday, September 24, 2021

Linafornia, Smiley
 

Special Thanks to Leader Partner and Exclusive Reopening Sponsor East West Bank
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