Metro Art Presents

MAPPING Performance: 10 Years of Metro Art Presents

About the Event

Metro Art Presents commemorates 10 years of arts and cultural programming inspired by the greater Los Angeles area and the people Metro serves each day. Hosted at Los Angeles Union Station (800 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012), MAPPING Performance: 10 Years of Metro Art Presents celebrates this milestone with percussion-driven music and dance drawing from Southeast Asian and Afro-Brazilian traditions, bringing the community together in the heart of Los Angeles at the heart of the LA Metro transit system.

Saturday, June 24, 2023 will feature Southeast Asian traditions and diasporic artists who bring their cultural backgrounds into contemporary practices, while Sunday, June 25, 2023 – which will be highly participatory – highlights Afro-Brazilian traditions, such as capoeira, which blends music, dance, and acrobatics, as well as samba-reggae.

From dancers to DJs to rock bands, Metro Art Presents invites the community to witness how Angelenos draw from their varied cultural backgrounds and traditions to create contemporary performing arts.

Featured Artists

Day 1: Southeast Asians Represent!
Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 4:00PM – 10:00PM
North Patio & Ticket Concourse

 Click on the image and info icon for artist bio

North Patio

4:00PM-4:20PM: Nkauj Hmoob Dance Team
4:30PM-5:15PM: Sookjai Ensemble
5:30PM-6:15PM: Ho Chan’s Pin Peat Ensemble
6:30PM-7:00PM: Bo Razón

Ticket Concourse

7:30PM-8:00PM: Gingee
8:00PM-9:00PM: Demonslayer
9:15PM-10:00PM: Dengue Fever
7:30PM-10:00PM: Visuals by Sick Delicious

Day 2: Capoeira Exchange
Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 3:30PM – 8:00PM
Ticket Concourse & Passenger Concourse

 Click on the image and info icon for artist bio

Ticket Concourse

3:30PM-4:30PM: Rachel Hernandez – Samba Reggae Dance Instruction
5:00PM-5:15PM: Gathering followed by procession (Passenger Concourse)
5:20PM-6:00PM: Mestre Amen Santo: Capoeira Movement Instruction
6:00PM-7:30PM: Roda de Capoeira featuring Mestre Amen Santo, Mestra Minha Velha, Mestre Muito Tempo, Professor Saracuru and Kahlil Cummings
7:30PM-8:00PM: Roda de Samba led by Mestre Amen Santo and Mestra Minha Velha