Skirball Cultural Center to host free sunset concerts

The Skirball Cultural Center presents its fourth season of free Sunset Concerts in the beautiful setting of the Skirball Courtyard. All concerts are presented 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. The series focuses on world music.

The museum will also be open to the public for free admission these evenings.

Skirball is at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For information call (310) 440-4500. The concert schedule is as follows:

July 20: Guy Kark and Between Times: world music from Israel.

July 27: Toure Toure: Afro-pop music from Senegal.

Aug. 3: Celso Machado with guests Qiu Xia He and Joseph "Pepe" Danza: cross-cultural Brazilian music.

Aug. 10: Lila Downs: the many voices of Mexico.

Aug. 17: Sandip Burman with Facing East featuring guests Jack DeJohnette and Paul McCandless: Indian/jazz fusion.

Aug. 24: Damian Draghici, Gypsy pan flute virtuoso, with guests Adam Del Monte, Ara Dinkjian and Arto Tuncboyacian: "Fire and Passion — An Evening of Gypsy Music."

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