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June 28, 2016

Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

What a day!!!!!!!!! Thank you to everyone who helped with and took part in the 6th Annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks. The Procession was magical as a lone masked figure beckoned the crowd forward with his flute, and drummers led the way followed by traditional artists, village elders, youth and community members. […]



Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

What a day!!!!!!!!! Thank you to everyone who helped with and took part in the 6th Annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks. The Procession was magical as a lone masked figure beckoned the crowd forward with his flute, and drummers led the way followed by traditional artists, village elders, youth and community members. […]



February 26, 2016

Call for Lead Visual Artists

LA Commons is partnering with KAOS Network to produce the 6th Annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks in Leimert Park. The festival is inspired by West African and Diaspora mask and procession traditions and is an opportunity for community members of all ages to: honor ancestors, create art in response to issues facing […]



July 9, 2015

2015 Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

On June 28th, 2015 a much-anticipated day finally arrived— the Day of the Ancestors: Festival of the Masks. For months, traditional artists, youth artists, youth groups, and diverse community members and LA Commons staff had been pouring their hearts into making this magical day possible. In preparation for Festival of the Masks, youth artists from […]



May 14, 2015

Free Workshops for Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

Saturdays from 2-4pm through June 27th DRUM! SING! Come make MASKS and COSTUMES! Please join us for this incredible, FREE, workshop series and be a part of the procession! Adults, teens, and children are always welcome. Childcare is provided, Attend once, twice or for the entire series! KAOS Network, 4343 Leimert Blvd, L.A. 90008 These events […]



October 23, 2014

Final FandangObon Worshop

Please join us on FRIDAY, Ocober 24th at 7PM for the final workshop for the Yoruban dances at SENSHIN BUDDHIST TEMPLE 7PM 1341 W. 37th St, 90007 (near Normandie, between Exposition and Jefferson)   Check out the video!!   Dancing         Masks          Costumes



May 22, 2014

Leimert Park Workshop Series

Youth form a circle around Master Drummer Najite Agindotan, with artist Marie Kellier in the background. Workshops will continue every Saturday from 2-4pm through the month of June. The youth start by learning traditional Yoruban drum beats and songs, then move on to mask making for the Ancestor Festival procession. This year’s Festival title is […]



August 30, 2013

3rd Annual Found LA:Festival of Neighborhoods

A FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORHOODS   Sunday, October 20, 2013, LA Commons will host the third annual Found LA: Festival of Neighborhoods.  This year’s theme, “The River of Your Imagination” invites Angelinos to explore the range of ways they interact with the LA River.  Los Angeles culture seekers will be able to: Visit […]



July 1, 2013

3rd Annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

June 30 marked the 3rd annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks, an overall fantastic celebration of African tradition honoring rich ancestry. We kicked the Festival off with a mask-making workshop in the park, where kids and adults alike were able to create and finalize their very own masks to wear during the procession […]



May 24, 2013

Leimert Park Free Mask Workshops Saturdays through June 29th

In conjunction with Day of Ancestors: Festival of Masks LA Commons Presents Free Leimert Park Mask Workshops   Drum! Sing! Make Masks! Design Fabric! Please join us for this incredible FREE workshop series and be a part of creating this procession for teh Leimert Park Day of Ancestors: Festival of Masks to take place on […]