Summer Nights at CAAM is back! Come for a sizzling summer evening featuring sets from KCRW DJs Garth Trinidad and Aaron Byrd, after-hours museum access, food trucks, a beer garden, and more! Dance, hang, and enjoy art, and be sure to check out CAAM’s acclaimed exhibition How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles.
The California African American Museum (CAAM) in Exposition Park explores the art, history, and culture of African Americans, with an emphasis on California and the West. In addition to presenting a dynamic slate of exhibitions and public programs, CAAM houses a permanent collection of more than four thousand works of art, artifacts, and historical documents, and a publicly accessible research library containing more than twenty thousand volumes. Admission is free.
Garth Trinidad is a modern day griot – a DJ, artist, culture critic who employs various platforms to frame a stylish narrative that celebrates creative independence. His award winning international mix of music has been heard on KCRW’s airwaves since 1996.
Regarded by press and peers as a key influencer of global music culture, Garth has introduced the world to such artists as Little Dragon and Janelle Monae, interviewed the likes of Quincy Jones and Yoko Ono, and is credited in part with shaping LA’s modern music landscape. Through radio and journalism, event and content curation, music supervision, consulting, and production, he inspires audiences to nurture discovery and better discern popular culture.
Aaron Byrd has always had a desire and curiosity to seek out new experiences, people, places and, most of all, music. Having visited 17 countries (so far) and spending at least three hours a day listening to new music, it’s safe to say music and travel are his biggest passions in life.
His attraction to the unknown and thirst for discovery has fueled an eclectic and expansive taste in music, from the underground hip hop scene the LA native explored as a teenager to his love of Guaguanco from Cuba.