THERE'S NO BEAT LIKE A FREE BEAT

THERE'S NO BEAT LIKE A FREE BEAT

In early 2009, Los Angeles production house Mochilla recorded and filmed the Timeless concert series, a trio of orchestral performances in tribute to influencers of hip-hop Arthur Verocai, acclaimed for his oft-sampled 1972 solo album; J. Dilla, the late Detroit record producer; and Mulatu Astatke, creator of Ethio-jazz. Now those three concerts are being remixed live by the Beat Junkies' J. Rocc at an outdoor film screening in Little Tokyo Plaza, the first in the JACCC's "Summer on the Plaza" series of free movies and concerts. Of course, no outdoor event in L.A. these days would be complete without food trucks, and plenty will be on hand to fill you up, while the beats onscreen trip you out.
Fri., Aug. 6, 7 p.m., 2010