March 24, 2023


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Anderson .Paak to convey Paak Dwelling charity songs festival to Oxnard

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It’s a Christmas homecoming contrary to any other: rapper Anderson .Paak will deliver his popular “.Paak House” tunes competition to his hometown of Oxnard for the initially time.

The single-day charity songs pageant returns for its fourth iteration Wednesday night, Dec. 22, at Oxnard’s Higher education Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave.

In an interview with the Star, Paak mirrored on what it intended to return to the metropolis exactly where he put in his youth.

“When I was escalating up, I utilised to shoot out to LA any time I could,” Paak stated. “As I get more mature, I am more appreciative of where I am from.”

He said the idea to hold the competition in Oxnard came from a conversation with his niece, Asia.

“I want to give back extra to the city that gave me my character,” Paak claimed.

Anderson .Paak jams with a dance troupe during his 2019 visit to Oxnard's Performing Arts Center.

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The “.Paak House” competition commenced in 2017 as a fundraiser to guidance the nonprofit Brandon Anderson Basis, named soon after the rapper’s birth title, which seeks to uplift and help underserved youth by way of access to the arts, local community outreach, after-university plans and extra.

Immediately after a few decades of keeping the festival at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, the celebration grew significant more than enough that it was due for a venue dimensions improve, in accordance to Paak. The display took a calendar year off in 2020 because of to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now established to return even larger than at any time.

Former festival lineups have integrated performers ranging from Seth Rogen and Ty Dolla $ign to Raphael Saadiq and Snoh Aalegra. Paak curates the lineup himself and all performers seem with out a payment to let the proceeds to go to charity.

Rappers Anderson .Paak, right, and Freddie Gibbs share a handshake at the 2019 .Paak House show in Los Angeles.

“This is in which I get my favors that persons owe me,” Paak reported. “I explain to them: The debt is cleared if you present up in Oxnard.”

This year’s Paak Dwelling lineup has nonetheless to be declared, and Paak stays restricted-lipped about who will appear. However, Paak instructed the Star attendees could expect artists like R&B singers Fortunate Daye and Jhene Aiko to be amid individuals gracing the stage in Oxnard.

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