Anderson .Paak to carry Paak Home charity tunes festival to Oxnard

It is a Christmas homecoming unlike any other: rapper Anderson .Paak will provide his popular “.Paak House” audio festival to his hometown of Oxnard for the very first time.

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

In an job interview with the Star, Paak mirrored on what it meant to return to the town the place he spent his youth.

“When I was growing up, I utilized to shoot out to LA each time I could,” Paak mentioned. “As I get more mature, I’m extra appreciative of where I am from.”

He stated the thought to maintain the pageant in Oxnard came from a dialogue with his niece, Asia.

“I want to give back far more to the metropolis that gave me my character,” Paak mentioned.

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 assistance the nonprofit Brandon Anderson Foundation, named right after the rapper’s birth identify, which seeks to uplift and aid underserved youth by access to the arts, local community outreach, after-faculty systems and extra.

Right after a few several years of holding the festival at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, the party grew massive ample that it was because of for a venue size enhance, according to Paak. The display took a year off in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now set to return bigger than ever.

Previous competition lineups have involved performers ranging from Seth Rogen and Ty Dolla $ign to Raphael Saadiq and Snoh Aalegra. Paak curates the lineup himself and all performers seem devoid of a fee 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 mentioned. “I explain to them: The debt is cleared if you exhibit up in Oxnard.”

This year’s Paak Dwelling lineup has nevertheless to be introduced, and Paak continues to be limited-lipped about who will appear. However, Paak instructed the Star attendees could anticipate artists like R&B singers Lucky Daye and Jhene Aiko to be among people gracing the stage in Oxnard.