This World Beat Weekend is a part of the Orange County Great Park’s Flights & Sounds Summer Festival, and features African Rhythms, Contemporary Persian Electronica and Bollywood and Bhangra Dance.
Price: Admission is free, parking is $10 per car
Event Times: Hangar Café opens at 6 p.m.
Live Music begins at 8:15 p.m.
Dance instruction begins at 7:45 p.m. on select evenings.
More Info- World Beat Weekend
August 9 – Niyaz: Persian electronica featuring a Sufi dancer
August 10 – Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Africa’s superstar a cappella group, made famous on Paul Simon’s Graceland album 25 years ago and still singing strong
August 11 – DJ Rekha with special guests Dohl Nation and the dancers of blue 13: Bhangra and Bollywood music
About Flights & Sounds Summer Festival:
Enjoy an outdoor music performance in a setting unlike any other in Southern California. Mingle with music lovers of all ages on a perfect moonlit summer evening under a canopy of 54 illuminated Canary Island Palm Trees. Experience music from internationally acclaimed artists. Dance the night away on the iconic checkerboard dance floor or take a break and enjoy a breathtaking night flight on the Great Park Balloon.
About the sponsor:
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Southern California enjoy the Orange County Great Park’s current array of recreational and educational opportunities, including views from the iconic Great Park Balloon that rises 400 feet in the air and provides a panoramic view of Orange County. Other Great Park features include the Carousel, Farm + Food Lab, Kids Rock Playground, Walkable Historical Timeline, Palm Court Arts Complex, North Lawn recreation area and historic Hangar 244. The Great Park also hosts a variety of special events that provide unique experiences for the entire family, including the Growing the Park Anniversary Celebration, annual Pumpkin Harvest, Great Night! Family New Year’s Eve, Flights & Sounds Summer Festival and the weekly Great Park Farmers Market. The Great Park, with its approximately 1,300-acre master plan, is the centerpiece of the redevelopment of the publicly-owned portion of the 4,700-acre former Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro. For more information, visit www.ocgp.org.