In celebration of the “Deep Routes” documentary radio series, Metro Art Presents and dublab are hosting a free live event at Union Station on Saturday, May 7 from 4-8 p.m.
With live performances, DJ sets and installations that reflect the fabric of Los Angeles, the event highlights the wide range of voices from the first six episodes of “Deep Routes”, the documentary radio series produced by dublab in partnership with Metro Art. “Deep Routes” explores the range of musical stories shaped by Los Angeles’ built environment and its public transportation system.
Musical performers include Jimetta Rose and The Voices of Creation, Thee Illusions, Anna Luisa Petrisko, Tongva vocalists Jessa & Tina Calderon, and Lealani plus DJ sets by Domenic Priore & Becky Ebenkamp; Ruben Molina; Sam Sweet (all night menu); Spinorita; Xandao; and DJ Paul V. with Love drag performer Connie. Each performance touches on a different musical community or cultural landscape in relation to the Los Angeles County transit lines that were featured in the first season – along with some glimpses from the next six episodes – to bring the radio series.
Highlights will also include an installation of a 1955 Seeburg J Jukebox stocked with the original records from Little Tokyo’s famed Atomic Café. “Atomic Nancy” Sekizawa will be on hand to tell stories from the heyday of the legendary punk release. Attendees will also have the opportunity to pose with a brightly painted WWII-era jeepney – a public transit staple in the Philippines – courtesy of the Pilipino Workers Center.
Launching in the summer of 2020, “Deep Routes” is a radio documentary series exploring the diverse musical histories that overlap and intersect in the Los Angeles landscape, told by the voices of the respective stages. Episodes focused on Downtown LA and Little Tokyo, Wilshire Boulevard, the Crenshaw District, Hollywood, Silver Lake, and Elysian Valley with more to come. The second season of “Deep Routes” and an accompanying website were also made possible with support from the Eastside Arts Initiative dublab and California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information about the event, visit https://unionstationla.com/happenings/metro-art-presents-deep-routes-with-dublab