Great Leap to Premiere ‘Cycles of Change’

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Nobuko Miyamoto and Martha Gonzales appear in “Cycles of Change.”

Great Leap Inc. will screen “Cycles of Change,” its new environmental music video about bicycling as alternative urban transportation, on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Oiwake Restaurant in Little Tokyo’s Japanese Village Plaza.

Directed by Dan Kwong, “Cycles of Change” is the third environmental video produced by Great Leap, following “Mottainai” and “BYO Chopstix.” The show was performed live at L.A.’s MacArthur Park during the CicLAvia event in April.

The event will feature special guests Quetzal Flores and Martha Gonzales of the renowned Chicano band Quetzal performing the “Cycles” song with Great Leap Artistic Director Nobuko Miyamoto.

Two retiring members of Great Leap’s board, Donna Ebata and Jenni Kuida, will be honored for their many years of service.

Founded in 1978, Great Leap is dedicated to using the arts to elevate consciousness and activate communities of color.

The cost, which includes a meal, is $35 general, $10 for children. Buy tickets through Brown Paper Tickets, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/264935, or call Great Leap at (213) 250-8800.

Attendees are encouraged to come via bikes, Metro or carpool to make this an environmentally friendly event.

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