November 1 & 2, 2023
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument and Santa Monica Pier
Events & Festivals
Little Amal, a twelve-foot puppet of a young Syrian refugee, has been traveling the world since 2021 as part of "The Walk", an international performance art project. "Amal's journey is a celebration of migration and cultural diversity that tells the story of the contributions made by refugees and immigrants. It represents the refugee story as one of potential, success, respect, hospitality and kindness." (https://www.walkwithamal.org/).
Little Amal crossed the United States from September 7 through November 5, 2023 and was in Los Angeles from October 31 through November 3 making seven "walks" in LA – her longest and most extensive visit of any city on the tour.
CARS produced two of those iconic moments for Little Amal:
Date: 1 Nov 2023
Local Start Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Address: 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Amal was welcomed to El Pueblo, the historic birthplace of LA. She is surrounded by the vivid colors and sounds of Dia de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Theresa Chavez, founder and Artistic Director of About...Productions is the Artistic Director for the event which will feature flamenco, son jarocho, banda, and many other surprises!
On the Santa Monica Pier
Date: 2 Nov 2023
Local Start Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Santa Monica Pier
Address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
CARS will partner with Los Angeles based Kumu Hula Keali'i Ceballos, an internationally acclaimed teacher, dancer and choreographer of Hawaiian and Polynesian dance. He will be accompanied by his award winning dance company/hula school - Halau Hula Keali'i O Nalani and by musician, composer and Grammy Award-winner Daniel Ho on the ukelele. Together they will welcome little Amal with a celebration of voice and dance that embodies the creative life force in Hawaiian culture. As the sun sets on the bay the air will be filled with sacred chants and soul-lifting melodies reflecting both the ancient and the modern.
Banner Video by Nick White