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October 2016
Free

12th Annual Lit Crawl SF: Naughty, Good Magic

October 15 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
12TH LIT CRAWL SF: NAUGHTY, GOOD MAGIC
Sat, Oct 15 @ 8:30PM

Six literary burlesque readers tease you with each story, taking it all off, one word at a time. About Lit Crawl: The 12th annual Lit Crawl will span over three hours in San Francisco's Mission District, featuring 99 events and over 400 performers. From fiction to nonfiction and poetry to comedy, these events will take place in bookstores, bars, galleries, restaurants, stores, cafés, and community spaces. One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, San Francisco’s Lit Crawl…

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$12 - $17

Trio Caminos: Latin Jazz Meets Spanish Beats

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Trio Caminos
Thurs, Oct 20 @ 7:30PM

Synthesizing elements of jazz, flamenco, tango, and Latin American music, Trio Caminos is a new acoustic ensemble led by Venezuelan guitarist Carlos Caminos. After moving to the Bay Area, Caminos connected with bassist Sascha Jacobsen and percussionist Sage Baggott to create original compositions and play music by composers such as Astor Piazzolla and Michel Camilo. Together, Trio Caminos boasts a rich, diverse repertoire that marries Latin American music to Afro-Caribbean, Spanish, and joropo beats. Learn more: Website   EVENT DETAILS…

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$10 - $15

The Brian Hingerty Group: Emerging Bay Area Jazz Talent

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
The Brian Hingerty Group
Fri, Oct 21 @ 7:30PM

Under the guidance of guitarist Brian Hingerty, some of the Bay Area’s finest young jazz musicians join forces to perform a contemporary take on jazz standards. The group, comprised mostly of musicians under 17 and augmented by Northern California bass giant Chris Amberger, combines elements of electronica, funk, and blues as they perform both jazz/rock classics and original compositions. Featuring: Brian Hingerty - guitar Chris Amberger - bass Matthew Stoloff - drums Joshua Tazman - vocals Jasim Perales - trombone…

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$15 - $20

Miguelito Martinez: Cuba le canta a México

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Miguelito Martinez
Sat, Oct 22 @ 7:30PM

The music of flautist Miguelito Martinez bridges the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of Cuba, the powerful melodies of Mexico, and the sounds of traditional jazz. His latest album, Cuba le canta a México, honors the musicians and composers who have contributed to these musical traditions. Born in Chiapas, Mexico, Miguelito Martinez studied music education and transversal flute at the University of Science and Art in Chiapas and La Universidad Veracruzana, with training in Kodály and Orff. He is the founding director of…

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$10 - $15

Danny Green Trio: Jazz, Classical & Brazilian Convergence

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Danny Green Trio
Sun, Oct 23 @ 7:30PM

Pianist/composer Danny Green and his trio return to the Red Poppy to showcase their melodically charged blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical sounds. As a rising force on the national jazz scene, Green distinguishes himself with a beautifully articulated touch and deep affinity for Brazilian music. Featuring: Danny Green - piano Justin Grinnell - bass Julien Cantelm - drums Southern California native Danny Green has garnered a reputation in the jazz community as an emerging artist whose music sounds…

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Free

Resilience and the Unseen in the Context of an Art House

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Resilience and the Unseen in the Context of an Art House
Mon, Oct 24 @ 7:00PM

RPAH Professional Development Track Speaker Series in Community-Engaged Arts Presenting ft. Todd Thomas Brown   Red Poppy Art House founder Todd T Brown headlines the Poppy's October professional development session with a conversation on resilience while making art and creating art spaces. "Zena Carlota, Red Poppy's Managing Director, asked if I would be the guest speaker for the Poppy's October professional development session. I decided I would take the opportunity to share some of the ideas/insights that lay closest to…

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$15 - $20

Ghost + Spirit: Improvisations by Ben Goldberg, Hamir Atwal & Ila Cantor

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Ghost + Spirit
Fri, Oct 28 @ 7:30PM

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg, guitarist Ila Cantor, and drummer/percussionist Hamir Atwal present an evening of improvisations at the Red Poppy. Ben Goldberg established himself as one of the most inventive and vibrant clarinetists in jazz and improvised music in 1992 with his group New Klezmer Trio. Through his many bands and compositional projects, Goldberg has been noted for his exploration into polyphony and collective improvising. He was named #1 Rising Star Clarinetist in the Downbeat Critics Poll in both 2011 and…

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$20 - $25

Madelina y Los Carpinteros: Latin American Folk Music

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Madelina y Los Carpinteros
Sat, Oct 29 @ 7:30PM

Madelina y Los Carpinteros presents an evening inspired by the socially committed Nueva Trova and Nueva Canción folk music of Cuba and Latin America. Performing standards from their repertoire, as well as unpublished compositions, the group will use well-crafted harmonies and layered acoustic instrumentation to present fresh interpretations of Latin American folk music from Chile, Argentina, the Andes Region, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and the U.S. Featuring: Madeleine "Madelina" Zayas - vocals, cajón, güiro, Venezuelan maracas, bombo Fernando Feña…

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$10 - $20

Karina Deniké: Noirish Torch Songs and ’60s Soul

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Karina Deniké
Sun, Oct 30 @ 7:30PM

Karina Deniké presents an original set of reflective songs filled with tales of female aviators, love, memory, as well as personal and regional history. Drawing from Eastern European lullabies and sea shanties, as well as pop music from the 1930s-1960s, Deniké’s vocally driven pieces feature a distinctive ensemble that includes bass clarinet, chord organ, piano, and baritone guitar. Bay Area pianist and vocalist Christianna Valentina opens the evening with her raw, minimalist take on Argentine tango, Brazilian and American standards.…

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November 2016
Free

Día de los Muertos – Soñar con espíritus: Altars of Ancestry

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Día de los Muertos – Soñar con espíritus: Altars of Ancestry
Wed, Nov 2 @ 5:00PM

Día de los Muertos is an extraordinarily auspicious time for the Mission community, and the Red Poppy Art House is humbled to participate in the annual celebration that honors the ancestral memory of the departed. We invite all of our community to join us on Wednesday, November 2 for a day of remembrance. The Red Poppy will be open from 5pm to 10pm. During those hours, community members are welcome to bring photos, candles, food, and gifts for our indoor…

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$15 - $20

The Musical Art Quintet: Chamber con Alma

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
musicalartquintet

This celebration of the Musical Art Quintet’s latest album, Chamber con Alma—“chamber with soul”—promises to be an evening of contemporary string quintet music with spirited improvisations and cross-cultural influences. The program includes original compositions by bandleader/bassist Sascha Jacobsen, important works by icons such as Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Tito Puente, and the world premiere of “The Cool, Grey City of Love,” commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission and inspired by the George Sterling poem of the same title.…

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$15 - $20

Trio Garufa: Virtuosic Argentine Tango

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Trio Garufa
Fri, Nov 4 @ 7:30PM

The word “garufa” means boisterous and festive merriment, and this Argentine/Swiss/American trio stays true to its name by playing classic and contemporary tango music. Bandoneon and guitar are rounded out by acoustic bass to create the group’s signature sound, which ranges from tango’s golden era in the 1930s and ‘40s to contemporary electro-tango. Featuring: Guillermo García - guitar Adrian Jost - bandoneon Sascha Jacobsen - bass After moving to San Francisco in 1999, Swiss-born bandoneon player Adrian Jost met Argentine…

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$20

Daniel Riera Ensemble: Future Flutist with Electric Ensemble

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Daniel Riera Ensemble
Sat, Nov 5 @ 7:30PM

Drawing inspiration from ’70s jazz, funk, and the rhythmic tug of post-Dilla hip-hop, Daniel Riera presents new music for flute, wind controller, and electric ensemble. The multi-instrumentalist is well known for his impressive performances on the wind controller, a digital woodwind delivering earth-shaking bass, acidic melodies, and even chords. Featuring: Daniel Riera - flute, wind controller Kev Choice - keyboards Dame Drummer - drums Kai Lyons - guitar Camille Mai - vocals San Francisco native Daniel Riera is a flutist,…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Community Rumba

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Rumberos de Radio Habana
Sun, Dec 4 @ 2:00PM

Rumba music originated in the Afro-Cuban neighborhoods of Havana and Matanzas as the soundtrack to community, partnered dancing and get-togethers as a means of cultural expression. Its global diaspora means rumba rhythms have found their way into other genres of music such as country, rock, and blues, and continue to impact the genres of today. Every first Sunday, Rumberos de Radio Habana bring their own contribution to the Red Poppy for a free afternoon of beat-making, hip-shaking, and good company.…

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$15 - $20

Seth Ford-Young Quartet: Chamber Music Meets Early Jazz

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Seth Ford-Young Quartet
Sun, Nov 6 @ 7:30PM

Composer/bandleader/bassist Seth Ford-Young leads his dream quartet on a mission to integrate the transparent textures of chamber music and the ebullient bounce of Django Reinhardt-style jazz. The group will perform pieces from their newest release, Time Memory Beauty Hope, as well as favorites from their first album, Seth Ford-Young. Featuring: Seth Ford-Young - bass Evan Price - violin, octave violin Rob Reich - accordion Jason Vanderford - guitar Seth Ford-Young has collaborated with a dazzling array of artists, from Beats…

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$10 - $20

Red Poppy Art House Presents: Crossover Collaborative Residencies, Cohort II

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
crossoverresidencies1

An interdisciplinary residency program supported by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and San Francisco Arts Commission, Crossover Collaborative Residencies provides a framework to support the exploration of collaborative processes between artists in dance and music disciplines. Pairing six choreographer/dancers and six composer/musicians, the program follows a four-stage development from preliminary artists gatherings and orientation workshops, to early-stage “raw” presentations of works-in-progress, a middle-stage free community-engaged presentation, and a final performance/presentation.   About the Artists (Cohort II):   Byb Chanel Bibene is…

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$10 - $20

Natalie Cressman & Mike Bono: Indie-Rock/Jazz Art Songs

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Natalie Cressman & Mike Bono
Fri, Nov 11 @ 7:30PM

Accomplished indie rock and contemporary jazz journeymen Natalie Cressman and Mike Bono return to the Red Poppy to celebrate the release of their first collaborative album, Etchings in Amber, which captures their intimate, vibrant combination of soulful vocals and acoustic guitar. Featuring: Natalie Cressman - vocals, trombone Mike Bono - guitar Raised in an eclectic musical household, San Francisco native Natalie Cressman has continued to diversify and expand her musical universe throughout her young career. Still in her early 20s,…

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$20

Tiffany Austin & Alex Conde: Flamenco Meets the Blues (Double Show!)

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Tiffany Austin & Alex Conde (Double Show!)
Sat, Nov 12 @ 7:00PM & 8:30PM

Bay Area blues singer Tiffany Austin partners up with Spanish flamenco jazz pianist Alex Conde for an evening of blues, jazz, and piano flamenco exploration. Featuring: Tiffany Austin - vocals Alex Conde - piano Tiffany Austin's much-anticipated debut recording, Nothing But Soul, has received a warm reception from audiences and critics alike, including a four-star DownBeat Magazine review, a feature on NPR’s Fresh Air radio program, and inclusion on KQED’s Top 10 Bay Area Jazz Releases of 2015 list. She…

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Free

“Needles in the Camel’s Eye” Artist Reception

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Needles in the Camel’s Eye: Stephani Martinez & Jessica Tang
On Exhibition Sept 6 – Dec 10

The Poppy invites you to join the artists and curators behind its current exhibition, Needles in the Camel’s Eye. Acquiring its name from the opening song on Brian Eno’s debut solo album, Needles reflects artists Stephani Martinez and Jessica Tang’s needle-related experimentation with the unexpected in an exhibition laced with lyrical, literary, and rhythmic overtones. Tang’s GIRL series features embroidery rendered onto brightly colored, empty fabric that depicts faceless young Asian women in suggestive poses. The resulting images challenge viewers’…

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$10 - $20

Matt Renzi’s Arm Sized Legging: Cinematic Chamber Jazz

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Matt Renzi’s Arm Sized Legging
Thurs, Nov 17 @ 7:30PM

Arm Sized Legging gets its signature sound both from its unusual instrumentation–woodwinds (saxophone/oboe/clarinet), cello, bass and drums–and an all-original repertoire. Using both free-form improvisation and traditional song forms as the basis of collective soloing, composer/bandleader Renzi’s music explores textures, colors, and sonorities while adding a contemporary classical touch to the mix with cello. Featuring: Matt Renzi - saxophone, oboe, clarinet John Wiitala - bass Hamir Atwal - drums Helen Newby - cello Multi-reedist Matt Renzi has been performing professionally for…

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$15 - $20

María Volonté: Blue Tango Project: Tango and the Blues Embrace

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
María Volonté: Blue Tango Project
Fri, Nov 18 @ 7:30PM

Bewitching echoes of tango’s forbidden pleasures and the lament of the solitary blues soul meet in Blue Tango Project, a collaboration between Buenos Aires-born vocalist/guitarist María Volonté and harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer, a native Californian. Their exploration of the emotional and musical crossroads where tango and the blues embrace celebrates the deep spiritual bond that joins the two genres. Featuring: María Volonté - vocals, guitar Kevin Carrel Footer - harmonica María Volonté is a Carlos Gardel Prize winner, a…

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$10 - $20

LoCura: From Spain to the Caribbean and Back

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
LoCura
Sat, Nov 19 @ 7:30PM

With music that’s equal parts flamenco, reggae, cumbia, Cuban son, and ska, LoCura happily crosses borders to bring back the goods for your soul and your dancing feet. Their Red Poppy show will feature a new lineup, new songs, and remixed classics. Featuring: Featuring: Kata Miletich - vocals Bob Sanders - guitars Melissa Cruz - cajón, flamenco dance Juan Manuel Caipo - bass guitar Katiana Vilá - percussion, cuatro Inspired by the Spanish phrase “ida y vuelta (round trip),” which…

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$10 - $20

LOAN: Revolutionary Poetry & Music ft. Tongo Eisen-Martin & Peck the Town Crier

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
LOAN ft. Tongo Eisen-Martin & Peck the Town Crier
Sun, Nov 20 @ 7:00PM

Music, poetry, and history converge powerfully in LOAN, a collective of artists integrating new-generation, African-American avant-garde poetry and jazz-influenced musical exploration. The quartet, founded by poet Tongo Eisen-Martin and guitarist Peck the Town Crier, aims to give musical shape to the longing for revolution by way of word and chord. Featuring: Tongo Eisen-Martin – poet Peck the Town Crier – guitar Jon Rogers – drums Miles Wick – upright and electric bass Tongo Eisen-Martin is a poet, movement worker, and…

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Free

RPAH Speaker Series: Community-Engaged Arts Presenting ft. Regina Y. Evans

November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
RPAH Speaker Series: Community-Engaged Arts Presenting ft. Regina Y. Evans
Mon, Nov 21 @ 7:30PM

Anti-trafficking activist Regina Y. Evans headlines the Poppy's November professional development session with a performance and discussion on fighting sex trafficking in the Bay Area. The second-generation Oakland native will perform excerpts of her 52 Letters, a theater piece that looks at the fight against trafficking through the lens of slavery. The play, which won a Best of the San Francisco Fringe Festival Award in 2013, serves as a community call to action against trafficking. Her performance will be followed…

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$15 - $20

Fátima Santos: Fado & Beyond

November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Fátima Santos
Sat, Nov 26 @ 7:30PM

With soaring vocals that tell dramatic tales of love, loss, and redemption, Fátima Santos breathes life into fado, Portugal’s passionate, soul-stirring version of the blues. Her repertoire, a mix of original compositions and traditional songs, showcases her command of Coimbra fado style, an operatic vocal technique seldom practiced by women. Featuring: Fátima Santos - vocals Full lineup TBA Portugal native Fátima Santos began singing in church, inspired by composers such as José Afonso, Luiz Goes, and Fernando Rolim. Now one…

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$10 - $15

AZA Band with Arouna Diarra & Biko Casini: Balafon & Ngoni Music

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
AZA Band with Arouna Diarra & Biko Casini
Sun, Nov 27 @ 7:00PM

The Red Poppy Art House warmly welcomes the AZA Band–with Arouna Diarra, Biko Casini, and special guest Yacuba Diarra–for an evening of traditional music from Burkina Faso. Inspired by the pulsing melodies and infectious dance grooves of the balafon, Tennessee native Biko traveled to Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso’s second-largest city, to study djembe in 2007. Five years later, Arouna, born into a family of musicians in Bobo-Dioulasso, moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where he established himself as the bandleader of Mande…

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December 2016
$10 - $20

Redwood Tango Ensemble: New Tango & Chamber Music

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Redwood Tango Ensemble
Fri, Dec 2 @ 7:30PM

Oakland's Redwood Tango Ensemble presents a set of brand new compositions as well as arrangements of contemporary tango favorites. Featuring: Charles Gorczynski - bandoneon Elyse Weakley - piano Anton Estaniel - cello Kendra Vernon - violin Mia Bella D'Augelli - violin Daniel Fabricant - double bass Dedicated to the study and performance of traditional Argentine tango music, Redwood Tango Ensemble has played hundreds of milongas (social dance events) since their inception in 2011. Led by composer/bandoneon player Charles Gorczynski, the…

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Free

STOOP: Sounds & Stories of the Mission

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
STOOP: Sounds of the Mission
Sat, Dec 3 @ 2:00PM @ 1018 Shotwell & 24th St

Mission Stoop Fest (STOOP) is a civil society arts experiment that transpires on the front stoops of local residences, where traditional and contemporary artists perform and where local residents share stories and histories. The front stoop represents a literal threshold between the public and private spheres and is a historic site of spontaneous community interaction and exchange. Occurring during the day on the same bi-monthly dates as sister-project, Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP), STOOP will provide a program and…

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Free

MAPP: Crossover Collaborative Residencies, Cohort II, Final Performance

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
crossoverresidencies1

An interdisciplinary residency program supported by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and San Francisco Arts Commission, Crossover Collaborative Residencies provides a framework to support the exploration of collaborative processes between artists in dance and music disciplines. Pairing six choreographer/dancers and six composer/musicians, the program follows a four-stage development from preliminary artists gatherings and orientation workshops, to early-stage “raw” presentations of works-in-progress, a middle-stage free community-engaged presentation, and a final performance/presentation.   About the MAPP: Launched in 2003, the Mission Arts &…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Community Rumba

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Rumberos de Radio Habana
Sun, Dec 4 @ 2:00PM

Rumba music originated in the Afro-Cuban neighborhoods of Havana and Matanzas as the soundtrack to community, partnered dancing and get-togethers as a means of cultural expression. Its global diaspora means rumba rhythms have found their way into other genres of music such as country, rock, and blues, and continue to impact the genres of today. Every first Sunday, Rumberos de Radio Habana bring their own contribution to the Red Poppy for a free afternoon of beat-making, hip-shaking, and good company.…

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