A celebration of Native artists and those who first made the area now called Los Angeles home.
A stage for some of the best international and home-grown jazz voices.
Latinx musicians, poets, and activists come together to elevate the conversation and promote solidarity between Black and Brown communities.
From Afro-Mexican dance to progressive R&B to provocative hip-hop, check out the artists who are setting the tone for The Ford’s digital season.
East L.A.’s own Las Cafeteras bring their magnetic, genre-crossing sound to The Ford
Tom Carroll of Tom Explores Los Angeles explains why there's a cross on top of the hills above The Ford.
Mexican folk art and dance on a grand stage.
Los Panchos and Trio Ellas celebrate the beautiful traditional sounds of Mexico.
Enjoy this summer playlist made for The Ford community by new Director Cynthia Fuentes.
Afro-Brazilian rhythms take center stage.
Achinta S. McDaniel, the talented Artistic Director/Choreographer for Blue13 Dance Company, offers this addictive playlist featuring some of the best in Bollywood music.
Enjoy the exuberance of contemporary Indian music and dance, including Bollywood- and Bhangra-inspired lessons.
A showcase of the longest-running Asian American open mic night in the country.
The Ford stage transforms into Mictlan, a mythical Aztec world
A summit of DJs and cultural producers who shape the global sounds of L.A.’s nightlife.
Mariachi groups come together to show off the range and power of traditional Mexican music.
A celebration of wellness, holistic health, and self-care
Relive a soulful performance from a dance music icon.
Discussion and readings with some of the city's most prominent literary leaders about the state of poetry in Los Angeles and 2020 America.
Top spoken word artists come together for an online version of their annual summer celebration
Inspiring dance from a Los Angeles institution
Explore the vibrant history of hip-hop and streetdance.
A summit on the contemporary Latinx sound, plus music by UMI, Ambar Lucid, and Amindi.
Celebrating Afro-Brazilian culture through a bold blend of traditional and contemporary dance.
The fierce power of traditional Japanese drumming, with a fresh, multi-cultural perspective.
Dancer and arts administrator Ilaan Egeland-Mazzini shares what’s moving her.
DJ and cultural programmer Rani de Leon shares what’s keeping him moving in quarantine.
Musician and musicologist Dexter Story shares what he's been reading and listening to.
Event promoter and DJ Asya Shein offers recent reads, records, and more.
When The Ford reopens in summer 2021 for its 100th season, there will be a new face leading the way.
Explore relics uncovered during The Ford’s 2014–2017 renovation.
The Ford transforms for a 1938 production of Goethe’s *Faust*.
Watch the venue’s 2014-2017 transformation take shape.
Solving one of The Ford’s most perplexing archival mysteries.
A visual history of dance performance at The Ford.
Playwrights, directors, and actors tell the story of the Mark Taper Forum’s The Lab and Taper, Too.
From Jane's Addiction to Social Distortion to X, The Ford has played host to legendary Southern California punk bands. Learn more about our history as...
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