Santa Monica News
City Joins Make Music Los Angeles
By Shelby Stiner
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:20:52 AM

SANTA MONICAThe city of Santa Monica will join Make Music Los Angeles on Friday, June 21 by hosting musical performances and turning the city of Los Angeles into a musical stage.

Make Music Los Angeles is an eleven hour musical celebration of summer that encourages musical artists of all ages and talents to make any space their stage such as street corners, sidewalks, and parks.

Dorsay Dujon, founder of Make Music Los Angeles, tells Canyon News that all the events are free to the public because music and art belong to everyone.

"Music is the universal language and it creates bonds between the artist playing the music and the audience who hears it,"said Dujon. " In addition it is an opportunity for the city to celebrate it's diverse neighborhoods."

Santa Monica will join the celebrations by hosting musical performances throughout the city including stage performances in Palisades Park from 11:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Tim Nolan, Dean of Students at Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, starts out the day in Palisades Park with “The 100 Hohner Harmonica Project” where Nolan will lead participants in a harmonica lesson.

MMLA team at City Hall on Art Day LA.

Recording artist Katrina Carlson will be closing out the day with a performance of songs from her new CD “Sunshine State of Mind.”

When asked about what she hopes people will get out of the festival, Dujon said she hopes it will inspire.

"I hope the music inspires many people to want to learn to play an instrument," said Dujon. "It's never to late to pick up a violin, learn how to play the piano or take singing lessons."

The city of Los Angeles will host a lunchtime kick-off concert on Thursday, June 20, on the South Lawn of City Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features Randal Fisher’s Free Association, The Double Gee Quintet and Chambers, Herbert and Ellis. The Farmer’s Market will also be at the event providing attendees with lunch.

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