Friday Nights at OMCA July 14th

Photo for Friday Nights at OMCA July 14thWith Off the Grid Featuring Jake Zimma, Debajo Sound System collective, and DJ Mai Girl
Reconnect with family, friends, and community at Friday Nights at OMCA July 14th and every week. This free event provides a gathering place that includes live music, hands-on activities, and Off the Grid food trucks.

Take advantage of late-night access to the Oakland Museum of CA galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket. And, we have heard that this is a great time to tour the galleries because they are not crowded.

Inspired by the community’s stories of resilience and reconnection over the past two years, Friday Nights at OMCA has been reimagined as a more intimate experience where visitors can break bread and enjoy weekly programming that dives deeper into themes that drive OMCA’s mission like community, belonging, and connection.

Program Schedule for Friday, July 14th
5 to 8 PM Off the Grid Food Trucks
6:30 to 7:30 PM, Jake Zimma, singer and guitarist, Oak Street Plaza
6:30 to 8:30 PM, DJ Mai Girl, Amphitheater
7 to 8 PM, Debajo Sound System, hip-hop and world music collective, Garden

Jake Zimma is an indie artist emerging in The Bay Area. Jake is a singer-songwriter and guitarist with sounds that combine hip-hop, reggae, R&B, rock, and most things funky. His sound combines electronic production with live instrumentation and is often compared to Jack Johnson, Chet Faker, and Post Malone. Despite the comparisons, Jake Zimma’s sound is entirely his own.

Debajo Sound System is a Hip-Hop and World Music collective that plays energetic and danceable songs written in multiple languages. With Hip-Hop as its backbone, Debajo Sound System draws inspiration from a wide assortment of genres including Musica Andina, Afrobeat, Rumba, Dance Hall, Reggaetón, and Cumbia. Debajo Sound System’s music speaks truth to power tackling relevant issues of our time including Indigenous sovereignty, immigration, systemic oppression, and the search for love, peace, and wisdom through ancestral teachings.

DJ Mai Girl plays festivals, clubs, shows, and private events all over the West Coast and beyond. Her unique blend of genres and hand-picked selections– whether it be hip hop, soul, house, jazzy vibes, old school jams, Afro, Caribbean, or Latin rhythms– keep people moving all night. She consistently plays one Stevie or Prince song every set to remind herself of why she started DJing in the first place.

Visit the OMCA website for more details.

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