MUSE/IQUE returns to Huntington land with “Whittier Boulevard,” a tale of musical eclecticism where Mexican American musicians blend music from all over Los Angeles to create an all-new, genre-defying sound, on Wednesday, July 20.
“Whittier Boulevard” is part of the 2021-2022 season of MUSE/IQUE, LA Composed: A Festival of Los Angeles Music. The event will take place at the Chinese Garden at The Huntington.
More than any other street, Whittier Blvd. In Los Angeles tells the story of musical eclecticism. On Whittier Boulevard, Mexican American musicians blend music from all over Los Angeles to create an all-new genre-defying sound and flavor that shimmers and titillates with an instantly identifiable beat.
With influences ranging from the coastal rock ‘n’ roll of the Beach Boys to the Motown beats of Sam Cooke, “Whittier” represents what happens when a fusion of sounds is filtered through Mexican American culture and experience to become something something completely new.
This performance is a vital tribute to the grooving sounds of Chicano that form the heartbeat of Los Angeles. “Whittier” features Latin GRAMMY winner Gaby Moreno, who made her MUSE/IQUE stage debut last season at Dylan Goes Hollywood, with esteemed guest Willie “Little Willie G” Garcia (often dubbed the Godfather of Brown-Eyed Soul) of the group Thee Midniters, who wrote the song “Whittier Blvd”.
On Wednesdays, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 p.m.
To buy tickets, go to www.muse-ique.com/events/whittier-boulevard-july-20.
You can also become a MUSE/IQUE member and be admitted to MUSE/IQUE events for an entire year, or purchase a trial membership, which includes admission to this event and the next two consecutive events.
For membership information, email [email protected].
There will be a cash bar with snacks and drinks for sale.
For more information, call (626) 539-7085.