Academy Award®-nominated actor Edward James Olmos recently announced the music program that will be featured at the 2019 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). Highlighting diverse and extraordinary Latinx artists for festival attendees, performances will take place TODAY through Sunday, August 4 at The Roosevelt Theatre in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
“Our vision for LALIFF Music is to promote and celebrate brilliant Latinx musicians, DJs and artists,” said Alexis de la Rocha, Music Supervisor for LALIFF.
“As the largest Latinx film festival to take place in Los Angeles, we are able to provide a tremendous platform to highlight diverse independent acts who are not only creating spectacular sounds, but who are changing the way the world views Latinx performers.”
Yesterday during the opening night, featured salsa and cumbia with performances by La Mera Candelaria and Sizzle Fantastic. Followed by the Opening Night gala screening of The Infiltrators at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
Today will feature drag, indie, alt R&B and disco with performances by Hummingbird Meadows, Gemma Castro, Loyal Lobos, August Eve and DJ Vick Jagger at 9pm.
Friday, August 2 will feature synth, electronic, booty shakin’ dance with performances by Walker, Alexis de la Rocha, Jarina De Marco and José Galván at 9pm.
Saturday, August 3 will feature hip hop, R&B and reggaeton with performances by Carlos Figz, Kablito, Jesse Baez, and TIMBALERX at 9pm.
Closing night, Sunday, August 4, will feature indie rock, reggae, afro Colombian, salsa and Cumbia with performances by Triangle Fire, Toni Tee & Liquid Wisdom, Yanga, Linda Nuves of Chulita Vinyl Club at 7:45pm.
Tickets for the Opening Night Celebration include the Opening Night presentation of Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera’s The Infiltrators, which won the Audience Award: NEXT and The NEXT Innovator Prize at Sundance, the post screening party featuring live performances from by La Mera Candelaria and Sizzle Fantastic at The Roosevelt Theatre at the Roosevelt Hotel.
Tickets are $125 and can be purchased www.latinofilm.org.
For the LALIFF full programming slate and schedule please visit www.latinofilm.org.