Oh, the places you’ll go – at the Ford Amphitheatre this summer! The Ford Amphitheatre Big World Fun series returns with Saturday morning shows in July and August that cover a lot of global territory.
On July 6, the Southern California-based ensemble El Santo Golpe presents a continent-spanning concert that combines influences from West-African percussion and dance with the sounds of Colombian, Son jarocho and Garifuna music, as well as global folk tales. July 13 brings the return of Viver Brasil, with vibrant costumes that match the exuberance of their samba music and dance.
Families can get down to the knee-slappin’, bluegrass pickin’ songs of L.A.’s Get Down Boys Aug. 3. The series concludes Aug. 10 with the Leela Dance Collective, a local troupe that performs in a North Indian classical dance style called kathak, combining rhythmic dancing, dramatic movement and powerful music.
Each hourlong performance starts at 10 a.m., with pre-show nature and craft activities beginning at 9 a.m. in the Ford’s entryway gardens. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids.