KCRW World Festival 2012 at the Hollywood Bowl Announced

Huun Huur Tu
KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl announced a partial lineup of artists for for the 2012 summer season. For 14 years, two cultural institutions – Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW (89.9 FM and KCRW.com) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association — have joined forces to present an eclectic concert series.

The program this year so far features one well known world music act, Tuvan band Huun Huur Tu. The rest of the programming includes a mix of reggae, pop, rock and the pervasive hip hop.

Another musical adventure to challenge and inspire Los Angeles. We are happy this series has become a highly anticipated summertime destination,” said KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley.

KCRW’s World Festival Line Up

Sundays, 7:00 PM

June 24


July 1

Ben Harper
Additional artists to be announced
Los Angeles’ own Ben Harper brings his own brand of classic songs and fresh perspective on rock, soul and blues to the KCRW World Festival.

July 15

Reggae Night – Tuff Gong Worldwide Salutes Legends of Reggae
Ziggy Marley
Additional artists to be announced
Celebrating the 11th year of Reggae at the Bowl, Ziggy Marley brings his band and a host of all-star roots reggae legends.

July 22

apl.de.ap Takes You To The Philippines – A Celebration of Global Music
Black Eyed Peas rapper and DJ apl.de.ap celebrates his Filipino heritage and the Filipino culture creating a one-of-a-kind party of music and dance, from pop and traditional Pinoy artists from the Philippines to hip hop, OPM (Original Pilipino Music) and beyond.

September 9

Hot Chip & Passion Pit
Additional artist to be announced
Crafting London’s premiere electronic dance music, Hot Chip is known for its stellar live shows; in its return to the Bowl, the band will lead us on a journey through club music into funkified gospel groves. Passion Pit reveals a 21st–century sound with soaring hooks, infectious melodies and enigmatic lyrics.

September 23

Animal Collective & Huun Huur Tu
Sonically ambidextrous quartet Animal Collective makes its Hollywood Bowl debut. Tuvan throat singing group Huun Huur Tu, direct from Siberia, will open the show.

More at http://www.hollywoodbowl.com

Author: World Music Central News Department

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