The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and KCRW announced details of an exclusive on-air series featuring previously recorded live concerts from KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.
In a partnership with the LA Phil, the live concert series has been bringing an eclectic array of artists from around the world to the Hollywood Bowl stage for 20 years, but due to COVID-19 this season has been cancelled. This year the World Festivals will be presented through an exclusive series of archival concerts broadcast on air Sundays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, from August 23 to October 11.
The first episode features the September 18, 2016 Hollywood Bowl debut of Kraftwerk. The first episode also features Tokyo’s Yellow Magic Orchestra, which appeared at the Bowl for the first time ever on June 26, 2011.
Additional featured artists in upcoming episodes include:
Blondie (July 9, 2017), Cibo Matto (June 26, 2011)
Devotchka (July 14, 2013), Femi Kuti (June 21, 2009)
Flying Lotus (June 17, 2018)
Janelle Monáe (June 12, 2016)
Jimmy Cliff (July 25, 2010)
Little Dragon (June 17, 2018)
Robyn (June 29, 2014)
Rodrigo y Gabriela (July 14, 2013)
Santigold (June 21, 2009)
Sigur Rós (September 24, 2016)
St. Vincent (August 30, 2015)
Toro y Moi (June 16, 2019).
Each episode will be hosted by a KCRW DJ.
“Building on our long and rich history with KCRW on the World Music Series at the Hollywood Bowl over the last 20 years, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is thrilled to continue this valuable partnership by bringing music from the series to our audience in Los Angeles and beyond in a new way. We appreciate our artists collaborating with us and look forward to seeing everyone back at the Bowl next summer,” said Johanna Rees, Los Angeles Philharmonic Senior Director of Presentations.
LA Phil x KCRW: World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl
Sundays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
August 23 – October 11
Sunday, August, 23, at 6:30PM
Kraftwerk (September 18, 2016, Hollywood Bowl debut)
Yellow Magic Orchestra – (June 26, 2011, Hollywood Bowl debut)
Hosted by Anne Litt