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ComeUnity Festival + FandangObon

  • Westside Park 2801 Clyde Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90016 United States (map)

The ComeUnity Festival + FandangObon is a community event that aims to celebrate the long-established relationship between people of Japanese, Mexican, and African ancestries in Los Angeles. 

Join us for FREE healthy international food, cooking demos/workshops, children’s art activities, taiko drum workshops, neighborhood story sharing… and dancing, culminating with Great Leap’s FandangObon (FO).

Great Leap’s FO convenes into one circle, the participatory music and dance traditions of Fandango of Vera Cruz, Mexico, rooted in African, Mexican and indigenous music; Japanese Buddhist Obon circle dances in remembrance of ancestors; and West African dance and drums of Nigeria and New Guinea. 

In this current political climate which emphasizes division, we believe that it is vital to show the historical and current friendship among our diverse communities. We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate the beauty of our distinct cultural identities, and believe that these distinctions applies to all of us in Los Angeles and beyond. It is in the spirit of working together that we will achieve unity.

Earlier Event: May 13
Little Tokyo Sparkle!
Later Event: June 10
Little Tokyo Artist Convening