Metro Art Presents: North Patio #2 [El Rio]

North Patio

April 15, 2018 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This spring we’re pleased to present North Patio, a music performance series over the course of three Sunday afternoons inspired by and taking place on the North Patio, one of Union Station’s most intimate, verdant courtyard spaces that was originally designed as an outdoor waiting room in 1939.

We welcome you to join us and enjoy the weather as it begins to warm for sounds that will evoke varied and layered influences drawing from the architecture, history, and energy of the station as it exists in the city today.

About the artist: El Rio, founded by Melissa Uribe and Bryan Diaz, is a Los Angeles-based quintet expressing resistance, love and revolution through Latin American folk rhythms. Backed by an array of winds, percussion, acoustic and electric instruments, the vocal melodies and spoken poetry form a spirited visceral dance. Images of the urban experience as well as the natural landscapes along the Los Angeles River, of the highlands split by the Arroyo Seco and the red tailed hawks that fly above, all converge forming their unique sound. El Rio aims to provoke thought and change through music; forever in solidarity with communities fighting and resisting oppression worldwide.