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Day of Ancestors: Festival of Masks
June 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree
On Sunday, June 30, 2019, LA Commons and KAOS Network will produce the 9th annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks. Initiated by the son of an Urhobo tribal chief, Najite Agindotan, the event is steeped in the West African tradition of Egungun or masked performance and implemented in collaboration with local master artists including “tall mas” performer Kehinde Otis Johnson, outstanding master percussionist Rene Fisher-Mimms, locally lauded choreographer Nzingha Camara, and legendary filmmaker Ben Caldwell of Kaos Network.