‘TARIMBA’ is believed to be the African root word of ‘tarima’, which is the most important instrument and symbol of the Son Jarocho tradition of Veracruz, Mexico. TARIMBA is a band comprised of local Bay Area musicians who have embraced the traditional genre of Son Jarocho music from southern Veracruz, Mexico. The members of TARIMBA have all been active performers and teachers in the Bay Area music community for over ten years. They are excited to have the opportunity to…Find out more »
This Sunday’s celebration will open at 1pm with a rumba by well-renowned Bay Area rumberos, hosted by Afro-Cuban percussionist Miguelito Leon. This rumba serves as both a celebration of life and to express resistance to oppression and cultural violence. An open jam continues from thereafter, featuring local members of Taraf de Locos and La Familia Peña-Govea as they share the music of Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Turkey, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Spain, and downhome United States – as a reflection of…Find out more »
The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present a double bill featuring Sang Matiz and Gringa for a night of Latin and Afro-inspired Brazilian music that will transport you to the shores of Rio.
“Afro-Rumba Funk and Brazilian-Flavored Pop”
Sang Matiz has developed a mix of Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian rhythms fused with funk and R&B. Comprised of a talented collective of Bay Area musicians, Sang Matiz have found their own zone of high-energy vibrant sounds and contagious beats from…Find out more »
Endangered Species is an exciting new collaboration of friends, featuring Oakland-based accordionist, pianist and composer Rob Reich, New York-based reedman Tom Abbott and trombonist, vocalist and composer Emily Asher. This ensemble brings together an unusual alliance of accordion, bass saxophone and trombone to explore, compose and improvise. At the intersection of American popular song, early New Orleans jazz, multi-cultural folk music and European classical music, these three friends meet somewhere in between musical styles; creating a new genre they like…Find out more »
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the year’s very best albums,” Gabriel Kahane’s major label debut, The Ambassador, is a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles seen through the lens of ten street addresses: one song per address. Named for the demolished hotel that housed early Academy Awards ceremonies and where Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, The Ambassador is a song cycle based on life in Los Angeles from the 1920′s to the dystopian future. Using the street addresses as launching points, Kahane explores everything from Blade…Find out more »
Ganesh Vasudeva and Srinivas Pisharath join to present an evening of captivating Bharatnatyam dance and Carnatic singing. Along with violin and percussion, they will be performing these classical forms of Indian dance and music through lyrically enchanting romantic ballads called Padams and Javalis. The theme of these compositions is always Shringara, or Love, in its myriad ways. Join us as Vasudeva and Pisharath unite their exquisite talents in an inspiring evening of “romancing the gods,” depicting stories of a heroine…Find out more »
The Bernal Hill Players is an adventurous chamber music ensemble from San Francisco whose diverse repertoire includes European classics, Latin American discoveries, and newly-commissioned pieces from both North and South America. Their program includes North American works by Katrina Wreede, Libby Larsen, and Beth Custer, and Latin American works by Silvestre Revueltas, Carlos Guastavino, Eduardo Gamboa, and Astor Piazzolla. Steeped in the dynamic folk rhythms and the classical and contemporary traditions from both above…Find out more »
Featuring the Americano Social Club, accordionist Rob Reich, and chanteuse Anna Laura Quinn.
We invite you to join us for a night of fun and laughter, friends new and old, drinks and of course some beautiful music! The Americano Social Club, led by Michael Zisman, will present “music for la dolce vita:” romantic and eclectic songs influenced by melodies from all over the world. With styles ranging from pop, jazz and folk to classical, rock or opera, tunes…Find out more »