A Loveletter to Hi-Fi is a documentary about Historic Filipinotown told by community stakeholders who are in the art & Culter scene and was the finale to Levitt Pavillion's Barrio Fino. Barrio Fino is a five part docu-series that dives into the vibrant and distinct communities surrounding MacArthur Park, Levitt LA's home of 14 years. This offering is co-curated with long time partners United American Indian Involvedment Inc., Asian American eEXxchange Media, FilAm Arts, Stage of the Arts, and Sunset Eclectico, and is a xollective love letter to Westlake, Koreatown, Historic Filipinotown, the substantial North American Indigenous populations of Los Angeles, and the legacy of Youth & Hip-Hop in the park. Each 60-minute episode acts as a digital passport into the rich and, diverse and authentic spirit of these communities and is anchored by a rooftop live-stream musical performance by artists who define the culture. Interspersed within the fantastic music established and rising musicians, for which Levitt LA is known, are as well as segments highlighting the food, fashion, and art, and history found on the streets of LA. Informative interviews by community leaders, cultural bearers, and artists offer unique insight into the lives of LA's current inhabitants and the history of its peoples.
Featuring John Eric Concordia of Parks Finest & Justin Foranda at Unidad Park, Theater makers Fran de Leon and Allison dela Cruz at Tribal Cafe, Arianna Basco of Palms Up Academy and Mayor Eric Garcetti as interviewed by Ryan Carpio.
Performances by Soultree, Appersona and Ella Jay Basco, with exclusive footage from FPAC 2020 of Kayamanan Ng Lahi, Malaya Dance Company and Pagkaraguian Kulintang Ensemble.