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MAPP: Mission Arts & Performance Project
December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
Launched in 2003, the Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP) is a homegrown bi-monthly, multidisciplinary, intercultural happening that takes place in the Mission District of San Francisco. On the first Saturday of every even month of the year, the MAPP transforms ordinary spaces, such as private garages, gardens, living rooms, studios, street corners, and small businesses into pop-up performance and exhibition sites for a day/night of intimate-scale artistic and cultural exchange among a kaleidoscope of individuals and communities.
7:30-7:50 – Misha Khalikulov & Elise Kwon
Cello & piano duo
8:00-8:45 – StringQuake
Electrifying & dynamic trio
9:00-10:00 – Istanbul Connection
Bay Area Latin & Balkan grooves
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Cellist Misha Khalikulov and pianist Elise Kwon specialize in both classical and non-classical music that incorporates soulful, elegant, and sentimental arrangements.
StringQuake uses unusual instrumentation—Amelia Romano on electric harp, Misha Khalikulov on cello, and Josh Mellinger on percussion—to explore far-flung sounds inspired by Greece, India, Africa, and the Americas. With a penchant for improvisation and unexpected meters, the group boasts a wide-ranging repertoire that runs the gamut from contemplative to vigorous.
Istanbul Connection is a musical collective formed by thirteen members of the hottest Balkan and Latin bands. With a mind towards cross-cultural connection and sonic expansion, these musicians flew 7,000 miles to Istanbul, Turkey, to represent a piece of the the Bay Area music scene. In the process, they have cemented themselves as a supergroup of groove, and since their epic beginnings, the band has performed sold-out show after sold-out show. They continue to draw their inspiration from flamenco, rumba, cumbia, Turkish maqam, and Balkan music. Group members include Haluk Kecelioglu, Marco Peris, Izzy Wise, Sean Tergis, Melissa Cruz, Morgan Nilsen, Gregory Masaki, Raul Vargas, Kata Miletich, and Javi Jimenez.
Time: Event 7:30PM