Mon, Nov 13|
Los Angeles Union Station
METRO ART X SILKROAD PRESENT: RAILROAD ROOTS
An unforgettable night of captivating stories and soul-stirring melodies with Rhiannon Giddens, Lisa See, and members of the Silkroad Ensemble.
Time & Location
Nov 13, 2023, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Los Angeles Union Station, 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
About the event
At the nexus of both art and history, join ReEvolution to partake in this cultural event. This is a free event put on by the the American Railroad tour which we are organizing a group outing to. Open to any formerly incarcerated community members living in Los Angeles County, we will meet at Union Station at 4:30 PM, go grab a meal together, and then join the show at 6:00 PM. Space is currently limited but participants are welcome to invite your friends or familly to partake if they are able to reserve extra tickets HERE.
The forthcoming American Railroad tour—just one component of the multi-year American Railroad initiative, Silkroad’s most ambitious project to date—comprises stops in locations with significant connections to the U.S. Transcontinental Railroad. In addition to previously announced tour dates, Metro Art x Silkroad are pleased to present a free event on November 13 at Los Angeles Union Station. The evening includes musical performances by Silkroad Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens, Silkroad artists Wu Man and Haruka Fujii, and guest artist Pura Fé, as well as a discussion about the railroad, the communities who built it, and the people who were displaced and most affected by it.
Joining Silkroad for the conversational portion of the event is bestselling author Lisa See, whose great-great-grandfather worked on the Railroad in the mid-1800s, as described in See’s memoir On Gold Mountain. See grew up in and currently lives in Los Angeles; her great-grandfather, Fong See, overcame obstacles at every step to become the godfather of the city’s Chinatown neighborhood and the patriarch of a sprawling family. Her books have been celebrated for their authentic, deeply researched, lyrical stories about Chinese characters and cultures.