Celebrating Wattstax, the historic 1972 concert and award winning film which featured Stax Records' Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, The Bar-Kays, Rufus Thomas, plus the Re.v Jesse Jackson, Richard Pryor, and many more.
Taking place on the 50th Anniversary of the events which inspired the original concert, WATTSTAX Revisited revives the funk, soul, dancing, and comedic fun with a signature array of dynamic performers and dancers, striking visuals, and very special guests.
Produced by Dexter Story, Jonathan Rudnick and Rocio Wyldeflower Contreras
This event is part of our Los Angeles Aftershocks series LOS ANGELES AFTERSHOCKS focuses on the cultural aftershocks of the pivotal events in 1965 and 1992, and exemplifies how music, dialogue, and community celebration help us address racism in our city and nation. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Before the show, join KPCC for "downSTAGE with Take Two” at 7:30 for a conversation with KPCC’s Joanne Griffith and special guests.