Metro Art Presents: North Patio #2 [El Rio]
Sunday, April 15 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm Union Station North Patio || Featuring Artist: El Rio
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: Los Angeles-based El Rio, a musical partnership and quintet founded by Melissa Uribe and Bryan Diaz, is inspired by the urban and natural landscape of the Los Angeles River, the Arroyo Seco, and its environs. El Rio describes its work as “revolutionary love music,” combining traditional Latin American folk rhythms with lyrics of social justice. Backed by an array of winds, percussion, and both acoustic and electric instrumentation, their vocal melodies and spoken poetry form a visceral spirited dance.