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March 2016
$10 - $15

Guarandinga: Latin Afro-Pop: Venezuela to Oakland

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Guarandinga

With a sound described as Latin Afro-Pop, Guarandinga's music is propelled by heavy Afro-Caribbean beats from the central coast of Venezuela. The band hails from the San Francisco Bay, integrating these rhythms with the gritty East Bay funk that runs deep from Oakland to Richmond. Fronted by the dynamic and charismatic singer/percussionist Rowan Jimenez, Guarandinga plays high-energy music that is alluring and infectious. Featuring: Rowan Jimenez - vocals, cuatro, percussion Jeremy Allen - bass, vocals, cuatro, percussion Luis Rodrigues - percussion, vocals Michael Teixeira - guitar Kenya Moses -…

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$20 - $25

The Mark Growden Quintet: Soulful Chamber Folk

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
MarkGrowden

For a rare Bay Area performance, Mark Growden and his long-time collaborators bring to the Red Poppy a combination of soulful vocals with elements of chamber, folk, and jazz. Mark Growden is a composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and the director/founder of The Calling All Choir. Raised in a small mountain community in Northeast California, his work emanates earthy, soulful and poetic tones. Growden has ten years of experience teaching music in schools and currently leads singing workshops across the country. He has devoted his life…

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$20

Jacqui Sutton with the Frontier Jazz String Trio: Jazz and Bluegrass Swing Together

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Imagine if Billie Holiday, Dolly Parton and Aaron Copland came together to create music for a night. This would be the sound of Jacqui Sutton described by music/arts critic C. Michael Bailey as "where jazz meets the American frontier." Drawing on over 20 years of musical and stage experience, Jacqui interweaves jazz and bluegrass with orchestral, pop and Americana influences. In her ears, the banjo, mandolin and fiddle continually intermingled with jazz, eventually coalescing into her distinctive frontier jazz sound. She has recently been featured…

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$20 - $25

Will Bernard & Beth Custer: Melodic Chamber Jazz Duets

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
BethCuster_WillBernard

Musicians Will Bernard and Beth Custer come together for an intimate evening of groove-filled duets. Guitarist Will Bernard is a Grammy-nominated bandleader and founding member of all-star Bay Area jazz conglomerate T.J. Kirk, as well as Galactic drummer Stanton Moore’s rollicking trio. Bernard is a virtuosic performer whose bone-deep, groove-heavy playing was a vital part of Peter Apfelbaum’s Hieroglyphics Ensemble and the guitarist’s own funky quartet, Motherbug. Bernard’s latest Posi-Tone release, Just Like Downtown, is his most audacious to date, featuring originals and…

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$15 - $20

Gari Hegedus & Faisal Zedan: Instruments and Interpretations of Turkish, Arabic & Greek Traditions

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
FaisalGary

Multi-instrumentalist Gari Hegedus is joined by master percussionist Faisal Zedan and his ensemble for an evening of instrumental music rooted in Turkish, Arabic and Greek traditions. Gari Hegedus began devoting his life to music 25 years ago with the study of early European, Celtic and Bretagne music. From there he was led east into the intense practice and performance of Turkish classical and Mevlevi ceremonial music. His repertoire and playing styles span outward from Turkey to Greece and the Arab lands as well…

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$10

Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex, Series 4, Discussion 1 w/ Marcus Shelby & Jackie Ramos

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present the fourth series of Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on March 16, April 20, May 18, June 8, and July 6. Marcus Shelby and Jackie Ramos return to delve into our justice system, its flaws, and show how music and the arts can be used as agencies for reform and change—both in front and behind bars. These interactive discussions explore the blues, the prison industrial complex, mass incarceration,…

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$20

Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents: Schimscheimer Family Trio

March 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Schimscheimer

Jazz in the Neighborhood presents The Schimscheimer Family Trio and their new CD release, Broken Home. A creative collaboration with Kasey Knudsen on alto sax, Jon Arkin on drums, and Michael Coleman on keyboards, the trio's music blends elements of tuneful composition, improvisation, and electro-acoustic manipulations shaped by all. For this event, Ben Goldberg, who plays on the album as well, will make a special guest appearance on Bb and contra-alto clarinets. Selections from the new album, as well as a variety of new and old compositions, are on the program…

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$15 - $20

The Cressman, Faquini and Kleinmann Trio: Homage to Guinga

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
SandyIanRebecca

Paying homage to Brazilian guitarist/composer Guinga, musicians Sandy Cressman, Ian Faquini and Rebecca Kleinmann join together for an intimate evening of passionate and rhythmic music from Brazil. Having had the pleasure of studying with Guinga at California Brazil Camp for a number of years, the performance will feature a selection of his compositions in addition to originals by Faquini and Cressman. Born in New York City and based in the SF Bay Area, vocalist/composer Sandy Cressman began her career recording and performing with the vocal…

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$10 - $15

[DOUBLE BILL] Bastet w/ Blaine Billingsley: Grunge Jazz and Stravinsky-Style Guitar

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Bastet_Blaine

From grunge jazz to Americana-meets-Stravinsky guitar instrumentals, Bastet and guitarist/composer Blaine Billingsley come together for a special double bill at the Red Poppy Art House. Led by guitarist Justin Rock, Bastet takes the art of improvisation and the art of the trio to fresh new levels. The group's chemistry on stage is contagious, and their music creates a thought-provoking and exploratory ambiance as if time is being bent or stretched, like an elastic galaxy, dripping down the wall like melted wax. Fresh off a…

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Free

Evening Session in Community Engaged Arts Presenting ft. Guest Speaker Katie Fahey

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
KatieFahey

This session provides an overview of local institutional funders of the arts and tips for approaching them. How does one identify opportunities for support? What makes an application more competitive than others? What else does one need to consider? Katie shares her insights from both sides of the grants process in this increasingly challenging landscape for Bay Area artists. About Our Guest: Katie Fahey is Program Officer in the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Arts program. She is responsible for managing grantmaking…

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$15 - $20

Rachel Efron with Mirissa Neff: A Pop-Up Music Box – “Angel No More” EP Release

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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For the release of her latest EP, Angel No More, Bay Area chanteuse and pianist Rachel Efron brings to the Red Poppy a special evening of music and art. Transforming the space into a virtual music box, with Efron and bassist Aaron Germain at its heart, the audience members will be transported to an alternate reality set to the dreamy soundtrack of Efron's art-pop melodies. Filmmaker and audio artist Mirissa Neff joins the duo through a presentation of her new multimedia work steeped in soundscapes…

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$10 - $15

Diana Gameros: I Am Home: A Musical Reflection on Love, Migration and Identity

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
DianaGameros

For an evening of Latin-influenced indie pop and folk, Diana Gameros shares original compositions inspired by her life as an immigrant, her constant search for "home" and by the stories of others she met along her journey. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Diana Gameros is a singer, songwriter, and music instructor. Gameros creates authentic, inspiring music that reflects the 21st century experiences of a young indie artist at the borderlands between cultures, languages, and genres. Now living in the Bay…

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$10 - $25

Monica María & Soul y Agua: Entre Tierra y Cielo

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Monica Maria

With influences of modern pop, R&B and folk, Monica María’s Soul y Agua reflects her Californian roots mixed with traditional, earthly and contemporary sounds of Latin America. Her compositions paint the portrait of a soul that illuminates the space around it with love, faith and warmth. Monica's sound is both innovative and expressive of a world where cultures coexist, where fear is transformed by compassion, where we learn to truly love ourselves, and where we view the world from an empathetic and blissful state of mind. Featuring: Monica María Fimbrez…

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April 2016
$10

SOLO: Her – Three Women Playing Unaccompanied: West Coast Edition

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
soloher

From group improvisations to contemporary arrangements of standards, SOLO: Her is an intimate evening of music celebrating the individual voice of three women. Marika Hughes, Fay Victor and Mazz Swift bring together their varying musical styles and influences that extend across jazz, soul, folk, rock, and beyond. Featuring: Marika Hughes - vocals, cello Fay Victor - vocals Mazz Swift - vocals, violin Based in New York, Marika Hughes is a cellist, singer, actress, storyteller, and occasional radio host on the classical station WQXR. She has…

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Free

April 2nd MAPP: “My Heart, Your Sleeve” and the Porch Performance Festival

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
MAPP

For the April 2nd MAPP, the Red Poppy Art House has invited theater artist/playwright Mia Paschal to curate an evening of 7 solo theater performances titled My Heart, Your Sleeve. While this program is happening inside the Poppy, we will simultaneously be launching the the second test run of the Porch Performance Festival, done in partnership with independent artists and community members. PORCH is an in-progress initiative centered around transforming the stoops of local residences into sites of story sharing…

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Soup SF Presents: SOUP #9 – Share a Meal and Fund an Awesome Project in Our Community

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
SoupSF

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to host Soup SF's SOUP #9 - share a meal and fund an inspiring project in San Francisco. Soup SF is like Kickstarter, only in real-life. Come together with great folks over a delicious meal and fund a creative, community-benefit project with your vote! You will deepen in relationships in your community while supporting the greater good. How It Works: 1) $15-25 donation gets you soup and a vote (no one will be turned away…

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$10 - $15

Therianthrope: Tabla, Nylon String Guitar & Live Looping

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

A duo consisting of nylon string guitarist Dusty Brough and tabla percussionist Miles Shrewsbery, Therianthrope draws from various musical influences and traditions including jazz, flamenco, classical Indian and Romani music. Featuring: Dusty Brough - nylon guitar Miles Shrewsbery - tabla, percussion Based in San Diego, guitarist Dusty Brough brilliantly integrates his roots in flamenco with jazz, folk, Romani, Brazilian, Balkan music. His nylon string guitar playing is marked by an agile technique that supports a buoyant aesthetic. As a composer,…

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$12

The Danny Green Trio: Converging Classical, Jazz and Brazilian Music

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
DannyGreenTrio

On tour promoting their upcoming release, Altered Narratives, The Danny Green Trio brings together elements of Brazilian, jazz, and classical music. A rising creative force on the national jazz scene, pianist/composer Danny Green has distinguished himself with his beautifully articulated touch and deep affinity for Brazilian music. The San Diego native has wowed critics and audiences alike with a growing portfolio of fresh and engaging jazz piano melodies. His trio, featuring bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, recorded their latest album at New York…

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$15 - $20

Dream #1: Live Painting by Adrian with Amaranth Quartet and Special Guest La Tania

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Adrián Arias’ studio will move for one night to the Red Poppy Art House to show the painter and poet in his creative process. With the atmosphere of a dream, this multidisciplinary event features a live painting by Adrian and a presentation of his famous ceviche to be shared with the audience. Accompanying his art is a performance by Amaranth Quartet and the music of Phillip Glass, Debussy and more. Flamenco dancer La Tania joins Adrian as a special guest, performing two pieces inspired by the creative moments of the night. The…

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$15 - $20

Steven Lugerner’s JACKNIFE ft. Piano Legend Larry Willis: Exploring the Music of Jackie McLean

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Jacknife

San Francisco-based saxophonist Steven Lugerner continues his explorations of the music by jazz legend Jackie McLean with JACKNIFE, a hard-hitting post-bop quintet. Paying homage to the late American jazz alto saxophonist Jackie McLean and his seminal Blue Note albums, JACKNIFE brings together a formidable cast of rising talent. This CD release performance will feature the virtuoso pianist and McLean's former sideman, Larry Willis. Willis made his recording debut on McLean's 1965 release, Right Now, and appeared on the original Jacknife album. Each member of the quintet…

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$15 - $25

Joe Warner Trio: Jazz and Blues Piano From Then to Now

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Joe Warner

The Joe Warner Trio plays music that is creative and grooving, drawing from such diverse influences as Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal and Professor Longhair. Expect to hear many familiar and beloved songs as well as tunes that will become new favorites. Featuring: Joe Warner - piano Sly Randolph - drums Schuyler Karr - bass Pianist Joe Warner is one of the Bay Area's brightest young talents. He frequently works with The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol and bassist/composer Marcus Shelby and has…

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$15 - $20

Abbos Kosimov & Sirojiddin Juraev: Instrumental Masterworks of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Abbos and Siroj photo

Master percussionist Abbos Kosimov is joined by dutar and tanbur virtuoso Sirojiddin Juraev for a rare performance of instrumental masterworks of folk and classic traditions. Spanning musical geographies from the remote mountain highlands of Tajikistan, to the ancient urban centers of Bukhara and Samarkand in Uzbekistan, this special evening will highlight the musicians’ technical mastery and innovative virtuosity in the rhythms of timeless Central Asian music. Featuring: Abbos Kosimov - doira drum Sirojiddin Juraev - dutar, tanbur Abbos Kosimov is widely acknowledged as an international percussion phenomenon, particularly for his many innovative…

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$10

Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex, Series 4, Discussion 2 w/ Marcus Shelby & Jackie Ramos

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present the fourth series of Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on March 16, April 20, May 18, June 8, and July 6. Marcus Shelby and Jackie Ramos return to delve into our justice system, its flaws, and show how music and the arts can be used as agencies for reform and change—both in front and behind bars. These interactive discussions explore the blues, the prison industrial complex, mass incarceration,…

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$12 - $20

Flying Under the Radar, in Collaboration with Kiandanda Dance Theater & Bahiya Movement, Presents: Symbiosis

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Flying Under the Radar, in collaboration with the Red Poppy Art House, presents three nights of international performance featuring Symbiosis (directed by Kiandanda Dance Theater & Bahiya Movement) on April 21, The Supplicants – Celestial Frequencies on April 22, and As Três Meninas (curated by Derek Lassiter) on April 23. Kiandanda Dance Theater (directed by Byb Chanel Bibene) and Bahiya Movement (directed by Afia Thompson) present Symbiosis, a shared evening of performance featuring recent dance projects: Weighted Acceptance and Nkisi…

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$10 - $15

Flying Under the Radar Presents: The Supplicants – Celestial Frequencies

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
CelestialFrequencies

Flying Under the Radar, in collaboration with the Red Poppy Art House, presents three nights of international performance featuring Symbiosis (directed by Kiandanda Dance Theater & Bahiya Movement) on April 21, The Supplicants - Celestial Frequencies on April 22, and As Três Meninas (curated by Derek Lassiter) on April 23. Sameer Gupta and David Boyce invite you to embark on a journey across the universe with their duo project, Celestial Frequencies. They offer a glimpse into their sound alchemy of new…

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$15 - $25

Flying Under the Radar, in Collaboration with Derek Lassiter, Presents: As Três Meninas

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
ATresMeninas

Flying Under the Radar, in collaboration with the Red Poppy Art House, presents three nights of international performance featuring Symbiosis (directed by Kiandanda Dance Theater & Bahiya Movement) on April 21, The Supplicants – Celestial Frequencies on April 22, and As Três Meninas (curated by Derek Lassiter) on April 23. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, As Três Meninas (The Three Girls) is a musical project formed by three bandleaders: Fabiana Passoni, Stephanie Ozer, and Ami Molinelli. Their repertoire…

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Free

Bay Area Dance Week: Congolese Rumba Workshop with Byb Bibene & Chris Babingui

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
byb_chris

For the 18th annual Bay Area Dance Week, dancers Byb Bibene and Chris Babingui offer a special class, the Rumba Congo. The Congolese rumba (not related to Cuban rumba) is a social dance that is very prominent throughout the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Every bar and club offers a selection of rumba music en vogue or in retro. The music is soft, slow, lyrical, and intimate. With variations in music and body rhythms, the dance is performed between couples. This is…

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$20

Brooklyn Raga Massive Presents: A Night of Cross-Coastal Raga-Inspired Music

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
BRM

Ranging from collaboration and impromptu performances to casual musical appreciation, Brooklyn Raga Massive presents an evening inspired around Indian classical ‘raga’ music. The NYC-based collective of artists, alongside several raga-influenced musicians in the Bay Area, join together to perform multiple showcase-style sets as well as to facilitate group discussions with the community. Through Q&A and networking, fellow raga musicians and appreciators can learn how to build their audience and networks for further sustainability and fair practices among individual artists. Featuring:…

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$10 - $15

Ross Hammond and Sameer Gupta: Improvisations for 12-String Guitar and Tabla

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Ross_Sameer

Having shared a musical partnership for nearly twenty years, Ross Hammond and Sameer Gupta come together as a duo through the combination of jazz improvisations and global elements rooted from their respective cultures. This most recent project finds them stripping away layers and presenting music for acoustic 12-string guitar and tabla. Featuring: Ross Hammond - guitar Sameer Gupta - tabla Sameer Gupta is known as one of the few percussionists simultaneously representing the traditions of American jazz on drumset and Indian classical music…

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$20 - $25

Amelia Romano: “New Perspectives” Album Release

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

Performing arrangements as dynamic and diverse as Bach and blues to Mexican boleros, Amelia Romano combines Latin rhythms and personal lyrics to produce an intimate and energizing musical experience. With her signature blue electric lever harp, she experiments with various rhythms, tones and textures that demand the listener to re-think the lever harp's role in today's music. Amelia Romano takes the path less traveled. A composer and arranger, she draws on life experience and inspiration to inform her work, using the harp…

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