Tomorrow, November 4, 2018, at 2 p.m., the Urban Voices Project will perform a one-hour program at the LA Public Library’s performance series, LA Made. The LAPL community artist series taps into the artistic talents of Los Angeles in order to uplift and inspire Angelenos.
The Urban Voices Project, which was founded in 2013, is made up of artists and musicians from the Skid Row neighborhood. It aims to bring wellness and art to the marginalized and underserved homeless population downtown. The performance on Sunday will include both current and former residents of Skid Row. These people who are so often ignored and invisible will be seen and heard as they bring their stories and songs to the people.
The press release stresses the need for services beyond food and shelter. As Dana, a formerly homeless citizen expresses it, “We need food for the soul, you know, soul food. Music IS soul food.”
Urban Voices’ partners, Street Symphony and Skid Row Coffee, which recently opened at the downtown library will also be participating in the event. The concert is certain to be eye-opening, educational and moving. The community event is free. For more information check out this website.