Flo Milli, Moodymann, J. Dilla Tribute & More At The Broad For Mickalene Thomas Exhibition

Flo Milli courtesy of RCA Records

The Broad Art Museum in Los Angeles has announced a new season of programs for the Mickalene Thomas: All About Love special exhibition. The show opened on May 25, 2024, and will travel to the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, and the Hayward Gallery, London. The show’s title is taken from late feminist icon bell hooks and the exhibition is a celebration of Black feminist creativity, critiques, communal care, and thinking about new ways to love. Tickets are on sale now at thebroad.org

There will be Live music, workshops, comedy and a night of films by LGBTQIA+ directors. The Broad is making Black and queer voices prominent within the context of Thomas’s exhibition which comprises 20 years of work. The concert series includes a night dedicated to J.Dilla led by Moodymann on July 19th. Rapper Flo Milli will do a show with singers Fousheé and METTE on July 20th. The shows are for all ages and the tickets include access to all galleries including Mickalene Thomas: All About Love.

                                                                     Program Schedule 

Summer Concerts at The Broad: Dilla’s House
Friday, July 19, 2024 | 8-11 pm
Tickets: $65
Event Location: East West Bank Plaza at The Broad, First Floor Galleries

It’s the summer of J Dilla in Los Angeles, and The Broad joins the festivities by honoring the revered artist who would have been 50 this year. On the heels of Dilla Jazz at The Ford, Dilla’s House at The Broad features artists who knew and worked with Dilla, who have been inspired by his pioneering methods, and who exemplify a spirit of cross-pollination that Dilla and other artists cultivated, including the dearly loved and recently departed Amp Fiddler. With a special focus on the uplifting and soulful side of house and dance music through the lens of Dilla’s legacy, the event will have guests dancing under the stars on the museum’s outdoor plaza.

An ensemble performance helmed by Detroit’s Moodymann will feature fellow Motor City icons Dames Brown on vocals, Dez Andrés on the ones and twos and percussion, and Mark de Clive-Lowe on keys and beat machines. The evening will warm up fast with LA’s ownDJ Ashley Younniä; local music maven DJ Rashida will keep the energy levels up to close out the night. The evening will be hosted by The Yancey Boys AKA Illa J + Frank Nitt and is co-curated by Mahogani Music and Fusicology.

 

Summer Concerts at The Broad: Flo Milli + Fousheé + METTE
Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 8-11 pm
Tickets: $75
Event Location: East West Bank Plaza at The Broad

Continuing the celebration of Black creativity in music and art, The Broad and RCA Records partner on a special night featuring Flo Milli, Fousheé, and METTE. Tonight, with music we celebrate The Broad’s Special Exhibition: Mickalene Thomas: All About Love.The artists performing embody powerful, positive depictions of Black women that can also be found in the Mickalene Thomas’s exhibition.

 Enjoy intimate yet electrifying live sets by these talented Black artists on the East West Bank Plaza, headlined by multi-platinum rapperFlo Milli. Hailing from Alabama, Flo rose from viral TikTok sensation in 2018 to garnering a #1 at Urban Radio and making Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for her hit “Never Lose Me,” which is a testimony to both her talent and tenacity. Flo dropped her latest album Fine Ho, Stay in March of this year and she’s currently a special guest on Gunna’s The Bittersweet Tour. Also on the bill for this special evening under the stars is Grammy-nominated songwriter Fousheé, whose genre-bending repertoire melds alt-rock and soul, and METTE, a boundless artist unrestricted by the need to align with one genre, whose creativity has already earned her an Ivor-Novello nomination for her song, “Mama’s Eyes.”

RCA shared this statement about partnering with The Broad: “We’re thrilled to work with The Broad on this special artist event in celebration of the incredible work of Mickalene Thomas. We believe deeply in the intersection of art and music and our participating artists, Flo Milli, Fousheé and METTE are true creatives, visionaries, songwriters, and performers. We look forward to a continued partnership with the fantastic team of curators at The Broad as we work together to bring art & music to life in new and innovative ways.”

For more information regarding programming and L.A. Intersections, please visit TheBroad.org