May 26 -
May 28 2012
Los Angeles, CA
Over Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles Poverty Department (2009 Performing Arts) celebrates 36 Skid Row visionairies with three days of discussions and parades, including performances and a brass band! LAPD’s new production, Walk the Talk, will take place along three routes through the Skid Row neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Walk the Talk is no ordinary walk.
It’s a parade! A brass band, Paradigm Brass (plus pick up musicians), will lead the way.
It’s a performance! LA Poverty Department will bring the neighborhood to life with performances along the parade route that pay tribute to neighborhood initiatives and 36 men and women whose contributions to the community call for a big, blaring celebration.
It’s visual art dancing down the street! LAPD be holding high 36 gorgeous portraits of these hardworking people, created by bighearted, big-brained street artist, Mr. Brainwash.
Join the parade! Be part of the New Orleans style 2nd Line. Bring your tambourine, your kazoo, your cowbell, your laughter, your attention. This peripatetic performance will bring the history of the community to life and the 36 portraits are destined for a permanent outdoor site in the community that will keep this history alive.