Seventh Annual Lummis Day Festival Presents the Best of Northeast L.A. Arts at Heritage Square, Sunday, June 3


Maya Jupiter, who will be featured at this year’s Lummis Day Festival, was born in Mexico, raised in Australia, and came to international attention with tours in the UK, Europe, and more re-cently, North America. Now an L.A. resident, she recently teamed with Quetzal Flores and Martha Gonzalez of East Los Angeles/Highland Park rock band Quetzal and Aloe Blacc to produce her second solo album, a blend of soul, dancehall, and the traditional Mexican music, “son jarocho.” Her live performances have inspired widespread acclaim.

Music, dance, and poetry rep-resenting a rainbow of cultural traditions will be presented at the seventh annual Lummis Day Fes-tival, Sunday, June 3. The multi-site Festival, one of L.A.’s signa-ture cultural events, runs from 10:30 a.m.—7 p.m.

The main stages for Lummis Day’s performances will again be located at Heritage Square Muse-um (3800 Homer St.), where the best of home-grown Northeast L.A. music, dance, food, and community resources will be presented amid the historic buildings preserved on the unique museum’s grounds. The diverse styles and traditions of this year’s

music include salsa, Tex-Mex, rock, hip-hop, Indian raga, and country.

Dance groups will present ma-terial representing Irish step dance, modern dance, Brazilian capoeira, rumba, and more.

Some of the historic buildings at Heritage Square Museum will be available to festival-goers via docent-led tours.

As always, the two-part Festi-val’s opening morning event will take place at Lummis Home (200 East Ave. # 43), where the day begins at 10:30 a.m. with readings by critically acclaimed poets. The Lummis Home site will also feature music, art exhibits, and refreshments. The Festival’s art exhibit will continue at Lummis Home until 5 p.m. while performances — music, dance — and community activities shift to nearby

Heritage Square Museum, begin-ning at 12:30 p.m. Visitors to Lummis Home can enjoy the inte-rior of the century-old home, influ-enced by mission architecture and the dwellings of the Pueblo Indians, and can stroll through the beautiful native plant gardens that surround the building.

The Lummis Day performance line-up, schedule, and parking in-formation will be available here on this web site (

Admission to all events is FREE !

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