Korean-American “Substance Pop” creator and artist, AZRA will be headlining this Wednesday’s episode of Barrio Fino, a 5-part music docu-series exploring the communities surrounding MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. Presented by AAX Media, the 60-minute episode entitled “Koreatown 3.0” will explore the music and cultural diversity of Los Angeles’ Koreatown.
AZRA shares, “As a 1.0 generation immigrant myself who moved to the Bay Area from South Korea, then eventually to LA, Koreatown has always been a very special and warm place for me growing up. I strongly believe that LA wouldn’t be LA without K-Town due to its awesome food, entertainment, ever growing diverse community, and the impact it has on our Los Angeles city culture and beyond. Koreatown also has one of the most coveted venues for musicians and singers to perform at, the Wiltern, a place I hope to one day perform. I am honored and grateful to be representing Koreatown and performing for this festival to promote and celebrate the greater Los Angeles community, youth development, diversity and our continued efforts in Asian American representation in Media and our American culture.”
AZRA’s performance will be live-streamed and screened at 7 p.m. PT from the rooftop of Walter J. Towers at https://levittlosangeles.org/.
Barrio Fino launched with the first episode Natives in the Now presented with United American Indian Involvement. Other episodes include Gusto a Guatemala presented with Sunset Eclectico, The Sixth Element of Hip-Hop presented with Carmelo Alvarez, and will wrap up with A Love Letter to Hi-Fi presented with FilAmArts.
Watch the first episode below.
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