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Season 2 - EP8

Carlos Vives with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil

Carlos Vives performs a special acoustic set with the LA Phil and joins Gustavo Dudamel in conversation.

Runtime - 41 mins

  • Performance
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  • Gallery
  • Family Activity

About the episode

Carlos Vives has moved massive audiences around the world by combining the traditional sounds of his home country with modern pop, rock, and R&B, but in this episode of Sound/Stage, he is joined by Gustavo Dudamel and members of the LA Phil for a special concert.

  • Carlos Vives

  • Gustavo Dudamel


  • Los Angeles Philharmonic


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  • Carlos Vives and Gustavo Dudamel backstage at the Hollywood Bowl

  • Carlos Vives at the Hollywood Bowl

  • Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl

  • The Hollywood Bowl lit up and ready to go

  • Tato Marenco on indigenous flute with Carlos Vives and the LA Phil

  • Nancy Sanchez on stage at the Hollywood Bowl

  • Carlos Vives and his band on stage at the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Phil

  • Carlos Vives and his band on stage at the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Phil

  • Carlos Vives and his band take a bow

Family Activity

All about Cumbia

Activity 1, Dance the Cumbia: Carlos Vives’ most recent album, Cumbiana, is inspired by and celebrates the roots of Cumbia music and the diverse water landscapes in Colombia, specifically the Magdalena River region. Learn about Cumbia and a few dance moves in this activity.

Download activity here

Activity 2, Cumbia Coloring: Pull out your most vibrant markers and crayons for this Cumbia-themed coloring page.

Download activity here

Share your creations with your friends, family, and us! With the help of an adult, email a photo of your work to or tag us at @laphil on Instagram.

About LA Phil Learning Programs - The LA Phil is committed to learning alongside our community, and to enabling and supporting the next generation of musicians, whether they’re picking up an instrument for the first time or penning their own compositions. Learn more here.

  • Credits

    An LA Phil Media Production LA Phil Media is supported by the David C. Bohnett Discovery and Innovation Fund

    Gustavo Dudamel Music & Artistic Director

    Directed by Alberto Arvelo and Grant James

    Featuring Carlos Vives



    SOUND DESIGN Audio Producers: Fred Vogler Recording and Mastering Engineers: Fred Vogler, Sergey Parfenov LIGHTING DESIGN Robin Gray Tyler Lambert-Perkins Academy Lighting Consultants

    IATSE LOCAL 33 Kevin Brown, Master Carpenter Andy Kassan, Master Electrician Donald Quick, Property Master Michael Sheppard, Master Audio-Visual/Union Steward Kevin Wapner, Assistant Audio-Visual The stage crew is represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada, Local 33

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: MILKT Directors: Alberto Arvelo and Grant James Producer: Lindha Narvaez Production Supervisor: Jessica Roulston Director of Photography: Vance Burberry

    POST-PRODUCTION Editor: Grant James Audio Post Mixer: Greg Tobler Color Correction: Marshall Plante, Olio Creative

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