A Cavalcade O' Stars Benefit Concert for Little Village Foundation, presenting music rooted in fascinating cultural stories yet to be discovered. Featuring Aireene Espiritu, Akarsha Kumar, John Blues Boyd, Mariachi Juvenil Mestizo and special guests, Maurice Tani, Victor Krummenacher and more to be announced.
Little Village Foundation is a non-profit cultural producer and record label that searches out, discovers, records and produces American roots artists who might never be revealed to the masses. Founder Jim Pugh scours all corners of the country searching for obscure artists to bring from their local communities out to the world. http://littlevillagefoundation.com/
A Silicon Valley software engineer turned professional blues harmonica phenomenon, Aki Kumar introduces an unprecedented mashup of Bollywood classics with deep Chicago style blues on Aki Goes To Bollywood. http://littlevillagefoundation.com/artists/aki-kumar/
A retired roofer and migrant farmworker originally from Greenwood, MS (who now resides in Redwood City, CA), John “Blues” Boyd releases his debut album, The Real Deal, at the prime age of 71. http://littlevillagefoundation.com/artists/john-blues-boyd/
Aireene Espiritu, a Filipino-American singer-songwriter based out of Oakland, CA, pays tribute to fellow Filipino-American Sugar Pie DeSanto on Back Where I Belong. http://littlevillagefoundation.com/artists/aireene-espiritu/
Hailing from Delano, CA, Mariachi Mestizo recorded their debut release, Te Doy La Libertad, for Little Village at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, CA. http://littlevillagefoundation.com/artists/mariachi-mestizo