Thank You to EVERYONE who made this event a huge success……. from our sponsors/donors to our residents, we can’t thank you enough.
Put October 14th on your calendar and join WCHA and Mayor Robert Garcia as Willmore SLAM presents “More Than Mariachi—A Celebration of Latin Music and Dance”.
Enjoy the variety of Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas, an all female Mariachi group, Mariachi Arcoiris, Los Angeles’ first Gay/Transgender Mariachi, and OpaOpa, playing everything from Salsa to Latin jazz to Cumbia.
Salsa lessons, children’s crafts, face painting, and traditional dances round out this FREE event! See you at the Amphitheater at Cesar Chavez Park.
We couldn’t be more grateful and thrilled that the Long Beach Symphony is partnering with us and letting WCHA “borrow” Alex Iles, Principal Trombonist for the first SLAM event of 2017.
The doors will be opening at 6, with the Instrument Petting Zoo available to all, before and after the performance. Children can touch and play, actual full size instruments, guided by musician volunteers from the Long Beach Symphony.
We have another exciting year of SLAM
This year will be a mini version….. We hope that you will be able to attend one or all three of our Willmore SLAM 2017 events. These FREE events are due to the generosity of many entities, businesses, and community members. Thank you thus far to Supervisor Janice Hahn, Mayor Robert Garcia, 1st District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, Long Beach Port, and Long Beach Symphony Love attending? Please consider donating to SLAM so that we can continue to present these events to our community.
We are so excited to start Summer Programming at
The Amphitheater at Cesar Chavez Park!
The grants that we obtained (Knight Foundation and Walmart) were given to us so that we could provide free arts entertainment to, specifically our under served area, especially the children, but also to cross-pollinate throughout the City, showcasing various aspects of the performing arts and music. By bringing art and culture to the neighborhood in which we live, it will make these important aspects of life much more accessible to children and residents.
Enjoy the first event of the WCHA S.L.A.M—Season of Live Arts and Music
We welcome CAMS – the young peoples dance troupe from California Academy of Arts and Science, accompanied by the Jazz Angels Musicians—a nonprofit organization that teaches students ages 11 to 17 years to play this American art form..