January 16, 2022 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

“WeHo Sounds” Free Virtual Concert Series

The City of West Hollywood kicks-off “WeHo Sounds”, a free Friday evening virtual concert series on June 18.

Concerts will take place on the third Friday of each month from June through September on a livestream platform to tune-in from anywhere. Visit www.weho.org/wehosounds for a full schedule, links to concerts, and more details.

The virtual series will kick-off on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 6 p.m. with Ryan Porter & Friends. Los Angeles native trombonist Ryan Porter has released four self-titled albums, and has played and recorded with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, as well as Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, Kendrick Lamar, and a host of other incredible West Coast Musicians.

A young group from Hollywood, California, Crawford will perform on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 6 p.m. Born out of a group of friends who met at Musicians Institute, Crawford aims to bring people together through recorded music, live performance, and community-building. They list one of their greatest achievements as Spill The Tea, a monthly get together they produced where a vibrant community is created through music and art. 

Grammy award-winning pianist, John Beasley performs with his 4Tet on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 6 p.m. Beasley has performed with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Chaka Khan, Queen Latifah, and Dianne Reeves, to name a few. As a recording artist he has a dozen albums, and also works on film and TV projects, including blockbuster projects 1917, Finding Nemo, Skyfall and Spectre.

Friday, September 17, 2021 at 6 p.m. will feature Buyepongo. With deep roots in South and Central America, Buyepongo draw heavily from the Latino and Afro-Indigenous musical culture. Taking their cues from traditional roots music of Colombia, Haiti, Belize, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic, Buyepongo creates a very vibrant polyrhythmic sound by seamlessly fusing merengue, punta, cumbia, and more.

The City of West Hollywood’s 2020-2021 WeHo Sounds Free Virtual Concert Series is organized by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division.

For additional information about the performers and to view the series, visit www.weho.org/wehosounds.

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