A Song and Dance for Los Angeles’ Cultures and Communities

Zócalo’s 'Diaspora Dance Party' at the Port of L.A. Celebrated the Music and Melodies That Define and Connect Us

They drove from Van Nuys, Boyle Heights, and Long Beach. They biked from Santa Monica. And they made the short walk from just down the street for “How Does a Community Move With Music? A Diaspora Dance Party” at Wilmington Waterfront Park at the Port of Los Angeles on Sunday.

More than 600 people (kids, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, community leaders, and neighbors) stopped by to take part in a celebration of culture and connection put on by Zócalo and several community partners—the Port of L.A., Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, …

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