Leimert Park
"Degnan, a river, a new Nile on whose banks young poets sharpen their hearts." – Kamau Daaood

Leimert Park Village is the center of African-American culture in Los Angeles.  Walk its streets and you’ll experience the soul of this community through wonderful; food, music and people.  Throughout the year, you’ll find fun community events like The World Stage Jazz Festival, the annual Kwanza Festival, Fourth of July fireworks, and book signings at Eso Won Books, making this urban oasis a great destination for locals and tourists.

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 […]

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 […]