The Broad Stage has launched a musical partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute with the West Coast debut of Musical Explorers. In this celebration of Los Angeles’ rich and diverse musicians, families will discover a world of music in their own backyard. Playful and informative, this inventive program will get children listening, singing, and thinking about musical traditions both familiar and yet to be explored. The program will consist of three groups from very different musical backgrounds.

Chang√º√≠ Majadero brings authentic Chang√º√≠ & Son Cubano music deep from the island of Cuba, attracting people to dance and celebrate to traditional Carribean folk rhythm and melody from Guant√°namo, Cuba. The group delivers stunning vocals, fiery bongo de monte, marimbula-bass thump, driving guayo and maracas, and blazing tres-cubano solos. Chang√º√≠ Majadero captures the essence of “musica campesina” of Cuba, inspiring and captivating audiences with its high energy, lyricism, and soulful syncopated swing.

Jesse Palter Quartet is led by the jazz vocals of Jesse Palter. Through both training and pure instinct, Jesse has grown into one of the most accomplished and dynamic vocalists (and composers) in the jazz and overall music scenes. Her voice is a flexible, facile instrument wielded by an ambitious and visionary player; it can be sweet or salty, polished or raw, wide in range and broad in stylistic scope, channeling and combining influences such as Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughan, Patsy Cline, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, and Carmen McRae. It’s the voice of someone who has a voracious appetite for growth and is fearless in that pursuit — the perfect equation for a promising future.

Classical Indian Ensemble is comprised of Varshini Muralikrishnan on vocals and keys, Deepak Kumar Chandla on tabla, and Janani on thambura. The ensemble brings to life a genre of music incorporating diversity, vibrancy, soul, and tradition. They seamlessly integrate their classical Carnatic music roots with hip-hop, R&B, jazz, and other global influences.

Performances will be Saturday, March 14, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. Tickets are $15-$25, visit or call (310) 434-3200 for more information.

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