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July 2017
$15 - $20

Douyé Trio: A Night of Jazz

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Douyé Trio: A Night of Jazz
Sunday, July 30 @ 7:30PM

Los Angeles-based singer Douyé brings her trio to the Poppy to celebrate her first album of jazz standards, Daddy Said So. After two well-received R&B releases, the Nigerian-born vocalist goes back to her roots with an evening of classics inspired by legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Dinah Washington. Featuring: TBA Her upbeat R&B track “Life Is Good” made it to #9 on the UK soul chart, but Douyé, born in Lagos, Nigeria, is right at home as…

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August 2017
$15 - $20

Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira: Brazilian Jazz Celebration

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira: Brazilian Jazz Celebration
Friday, August 4 @ 7:30PM

Homenagem Brasileira plays the full spectrum of Brazilian jazz, from Rio-based bossa nova and samba to baião and frevo from Brazil’s northeast. At their Red Poppy show, they’ll present music from classic composers like Jobim and Caymmi, as well as music from Cressman's most recent album, Entre Amigos, which features collaborations with Jovino Santos Neto, Ian Faquini, Antonio Adolfo, Spok, and other contemporary composers. Featuring: Sandy Cressman - vocals, percussion Jeff Cressman - trombone Murray Low - piano Fred Randolph…

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MAPP: Mission Arts & Performance Project

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
MAPP: Mission Arts & Performance Project
Saturday, August 5 @ 7:00PM

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. The August…

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$15 - $20

Sehoda: Coco Vocals, Jazz, and Daf

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Sehoda: Coco Vocals, Jazz, and Daf
Thursday, August 10 @ 7:30PM

Priscilla Portes joins David Jacob and Rouzbehan Richard for a tribute to northeastern Brazilian legend Dona Selma do Coco with an evening of vocals, piano and trumpet, and Middle Eastern daf frame drum. Featuring: Priscilla Portes - vocals David Jacob - trumpet and piano Rouzbehan Richard - daf Priscilla met David and Rouzbehan at Berkeley and decided to bring their 10 years of jazz improvisations on a journey to the province of Pernambuco in Brazil. Along this journey, the trio…

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$15 - $20

Danny Green Trio: Jazz, Classical & Brazilian Music

August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Danny Green Trio: Jazz, Classical & Brazilian Music
Friday, August 11 @ 7:30PM

Southern California pianist and composer Danny Green, renowned for his beautifully articulated touch and melodically charged sensibility, arrives at the Poppy with bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm for a night of Green's latest works, as well as music from their critically acclaimed 2016 release, Altered Narratives. Featuring: Danny Green - piano Justin Grinnell - bass Julien Cantelm - drums Learn more: Website | Facebook     EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding…

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Red Poppy Private Event

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$15 - $20

The Creak and John Steven Morgan: Original Indie Folk

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
The Creak: Original Indie Folk
Saturday, August 12 @ 7:30PM

Five-piece string band the Creak, who blend folk, pop, and Americana with intriguing songwriting, makes their Red Poppy debut with mostly original music from their latest release, You Got Eyes, as well as select covers. Joined by composer/pianist John Steven Morgan, the evening includes a hard-swinging rhythm section and memorable melodies, along with instrumental interplay honed on San Francisco's vibrant street-corner busking circuit. Featuring: John Steven Morgan - piano Joe Readel - guitar, vocals Korey Kassir - fiddle, mandolin, vocals…

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$15 - $20

Kavita Shah: Planet Jazz

August 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Kavita Shah: Planet Jazz
Sunday, August 13 @ 7:30PM

A native New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, acclaimed composer/jazz vocalist Kavita Shah incorporates her ethnographic research on Brazilian, West African, and Indian musical traditions into her original repertoire. At her first Red Poppy show since 2014, expect to hear songs from her discography, as well as selections from her upcoming album of duets with bassist François Moutin. Featuring: Kavita Shah - vocals Julian Shore - piano François Moutin - bass Ferenc Nemeth - drums…

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$15 - $20

Nathan & Jessie: Travellin’ Blues

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Nathan & Jessie: Travellin’ Blues
Thursday, August 17 @ 7:00PM

World travelers Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith bring their signature blend of jazzy folk and blues to the Poppy for an evening of resonator guitars, accordion, and well-honed vocal harmonies. Featuring: Nathan Rivera - resonator guitar, accordion, clarinet, beatbox, vocals Jessie Andra Smith - resonator guitar, vocals Trevor Mulvey - upright bass Learn more: Website   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 6:30PM / Show 7:00PM Admission: $15-20 sliding scale Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event…

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$15 - $20

Joshua Tazman: Modern Jazz Art Songs

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Joshua Tazman: Modern Jazz Art Songs
Friday, August 18 @ 7:30PM

Playing his Red Poppy debut just days before leaving for college, Joshua Tazman will be presenting two fresh new works. The first piece is the premiere of "After After Lorca: The Spicer Songs," a searing and whimsical collection of musical settings to Jack Spicer poems for voice, violin, viola, and cello. Tazman will also be performing "The Leaving Suite," a modern jazz song cycle contemplating coming of age and letting go of childhood. Featuring: Joshua Tazman - vocals, piano Solomon…

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$15 - $20

VidyA: South Indian Classical Meets Jazz

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
VidyA: South Indian Classical Meets Jazz
Saturday, August 19 @ 7:30PM

The Red Poppy is proud to welcome back our original resident artists, VidyA, who will present an evening of their characteristically seamless blend of Carnatic and jazz music with saxophone, bass, and drums. Having approached this music deeply for years together, the separate idioms dissolve as the group dwells and expresses in the essence itself. At this, their first show in years, expect material from the ensemble’s latest album, In the Source, as well as old favorites and new works.…

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$15 - $20

Dave Amato and Friends: Jazz, Blues & Grooves

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Dave Amato and Friends: Jazz, Blues & Grooves
Sunday, August 20 @ 1:00PM

Bay Area guitarist Dave Amato – acclaimed as a solo and ensemble performer, composer, educator, host of KUSF’s “Guitar Journeys,” and stringed-instrument repairman – assembles an all-star cast for a kid- and parent-friendly afternoon of laid-back explorations and improvisations. Featuring: Dave Amato - guitar John Trombetta - trumpet Eric Schugren - sax Willem Von Hambracht - bass John Pahmer - keyboard Dave Amato grew up in Walnut Creek and graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.M. in…

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$15 - $20

Terrence Brewer: The Acoustic Jazz Project

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Terrence Brewer: The Acoustic Jazz Project
Thursday, August 24 @ 7:00PM

San Francisco-based bandleader, record producer, concert performer, studio musician, and music educator Terrence Brewer brings his Acoustic Jazz Project to the Poppy for a night of unplugged jazz. Expect to hear selections from his 10 acclaimed albums in a special acoustic setting. Featuring: TBA Award-winning guitarist Terrence Brewer, a 2016 inductee into the Pittsburg Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame, runs his own record label, Strong Brew Music, and has performed on dozens of other albums as a side man.…

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$15 - $20

Taraf de Locos: Balkan, Latin & More – DOUBLE SHOW!

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Taraf de Locos: Balkan, Latin & More – DOUBLE SHOW!
Friday, August 25 @ 6:30PM & 8:30PM

"Taraf" means "band" in Romanian, "Locos" means "crazies" in Spanish, and "de" means "of" in both languages–the perfect name for a group who lives at the intersection of Greek, Albanian, Turkish, New Orleans, Mexican, and Cuban music. If their previous Red Poppy shows are any indication, this quintet’s rare break from a self-imposed hiatus promises to be a very special performance. Featuring: Tano Brock - alto sax, clarinet, guitar, vocals Aya Safiya - violin, vocals Cecilia-Cassandra Peña Govea - trumpet,…

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$15 - $20

Yassir Chadly and The Moroccans: Moroccan Trance Music

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Yassir Chadly and The Moroccans: Moroccan Trance Music
Saturday, August 26 @ 7:30PM

Moroccan musician, composer, professor of Sufi and Islamic studies, imam, and storyteller Yassir Chadly makes a rare visit to the Poppy, where he will weave together traditional Moroccan Sufi trance music, wisdom from the Sufi tradition, and music from his most recent recording, Asheeq Zeen. Featuring: TBA Yassir Chadly, a Casablanca native and Bay Area resident since 1977, has performed with many American artists, including Alvin Ailey, Omar Sosa, and Steve Coleman. He’s also the co-founder of the acclaimed Moroccan…

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Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba
Sunday, September 24 @ 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. Rumberos de Radio Habana are bringing their own contribution to the Red Poppy for a free afternoon of beat-making, hip-shaking, and good company.   EVENT…

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September 2017
$15 - $20

La Mandanga & Banda Sin Nombre: Rumba & Folk Music from Around the World

September 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
La Mandanga & Banda Sin Nombre: Rumba & Folk Music from Around the World
Friday, September 1 @ 7:30PM

Mission-based street band Banda Sin Nombre and six-piece rumba group La Mandanga come together for an evening of world folk music, combining rumba, flamenco, cumbia, chicha, and americana. This will be a send-off party for Banda Sin Nombre’s upcoming, month-long tour of Spain, so come out and dance for a good cause! Featuring: La Mandanga: Alberto Gutiérrez - guitar, vocals Javier Jiménez - lead guitar, vocals Mark Bell - cajón Luis Jiménez - cajón Joe Nemzer - bass Steve Gardner…

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$20 - $25

Ramana Vieira: Portuguese Fado & Soulful Music

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Ramana Vieira: Portuguese Fado & Soulful Music
Saturday, September 2 @ 7:30PM

Internationally acclaimed fado artist Ramana Vieira returns to the Poppy for an evening of ballad-style fados and uptempo compositions from her latest album. Featuring: Ramana Vieira – vocals Ela Polak – violin Brad Bivens – guitar Leo Nobre – bass Steve Fowler – bass Others – TBA Ramana Vieira, described by Mundo Portugues newspaper as the “New Voice of Portuguese World Music,” has headlined the world's largest Portuguese festival, the New Bedford Portuguese Feast in Massachusetts, and had her song…

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$15 - $20

Jessica Fichot: French Chanson & Shanghai Jazz

September 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Jessica Fichot: French Chanson & Shanghai Jazz
Sunday, September 3 @ 7:30PM

Drawing from her multi-ethnic French/Chinese/American upbringing, chanteuse/songwriter Jessica Fichot returns for a night of chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, and international folk. Her accordion, toy piano, and multilingual vocals will be accompanied by a fiery trio of clarinet/saxophone, upright bass, and guitar. Featuring: Jessica Fichot - vocals, accordion, toy piano Adrien Prévost - guitar Mike Bjella - clarinet, saxophone Ippei Ichimaru - upright bass LA-based chanteuse/songwriter Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris — French at heart, but…

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$15 - $20

Wahh World Fusion Band: High-Energy East Meets West

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Wahh World Fusion Band: High-Energy East Meets West
Thursday, September 7 @ 7:30PM

Rooted in India's rich traditional musical culture and enveloped in an artful weave of jazz, rock, and funk, Wahh World Fusion Band plays original music that features contemporary music with Indian and Eastern Influences, including dynamic vocal percussion and Indian raga elements. Featuring: Shankh Lahiri - vocals, tabla Peter Mongaya - guitar Rajib Karmakar - sitar Michael Washington - drums Michael Gam - bass Learn more: Website | Facebook | YouTube   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show…

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$15 - $20

Jenna & the Charmers: Cinematic Chamber Pop & Jazz

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Jenna & the Charmers: Cinematic Chamber Pop & Jazz
Friday, September 8 @ 7:30PM

Through a creative approach on some of their favorite songs from the past 40 years, Jenna & the Charmers delight in their dreamy, swinging, and sometimes rocking explorations of the songs that influenced them. Their Red Poppy debut will feature their own original compositions, as well as songs by Joni Mitchell, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Jon Brion, the Beatles, the Finn Brothers, and others. Featuring: Jenna Mammina - vocals Steve Bissinger - guitar Ryan Lukas - bass Jeremy Steinkoler - drums…

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$15 - $20

The Gerald Beckett Quintet: Modern Jazz Flute

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
The Gerald Beckett Quintet: Modern Jazz Flute
Saturday, September 9 @ 7:30PM

Eight years of classical training at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as well as extensive jazz studies with some of the leading teachers in the Bay Area, have given Texas-born flutist Gerald Beckett a firm command of both his instrument and the jazz idiom. His quintet makes its Red Poppy debut with selections from Beckett’s latest release, Oblivion. Featuring: Gerald Beckett - flute Ruben Salcido - alto saxophone Steve McQuarry - piano Ollie Dudek - bass Greg German - drums…

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Andrea Guskin: “A Temporary Collection (of An Ordinary Bloodline)” Artist Reception

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Andrea Guskin: A Temporary Collection (of An Ordinary Bloodline)
On exhibition August 23 – October 15

A Temporary Collection (of An Ordinary Bloodline), Andrea Guskin's first exhibition at the Red Poppy Art House, establishes an open dialogue with the fragmented histories of immigrants, refugees, and ordinary citizens. When persecution’s targets change and crises appear in other forms, it is essential to preserve the thread of our history if we want to build a more aware future. Guskin preserves those threads through a collection of photos and ubiquitous objects mapping a history of missed meetings, dreams, and…

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$20 - $25

Subhi: Indian Pop with Jazz Influences

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Subhi: Indian Pop with Jazz Influences
Thursday, September 14 @ 7:30PM

Chicago-born singer/songwriter/composer Subhi's music​ showcase​s​ a blend of her Indian roots, pop, the jazz culture of her hometown, and everything in-between. At her first Red Poppy performance, she’ll be presenting selections from her debut album, Shaitaan Dil (“Naughty Heart”), written during her travels between Mumbai and Chicago, as well as the Indian jazz album she’s currently producing. Featuring: TBA Subhi’s songs have been featured on NPR (WBEZ), WLUW 88.7 FM (Radio One Chicago), WGN-TV and international show Music from around…

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$15 - $20

Circadian String Quartet: Songs in the Key of Home

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Circadian String Quartet: Songs in the Key of Home
Friday, September 15 @ 7:30PM

Using string quartets by Antonin Dvorak, Sahba Aminikia, and Philip Glass, Bay Area-based Circadian String Quartet makes its Red Poppy debut with a program that delves into three different ways of experiencing home: Coming home, paying tribute to home, or watching with alarm as a homeland erupts in strife and division. Featuring: Sarah Wood - violin David Ryther - violin Omid Assadi - viola David Wishnia - cello Circadian String Quartet was founded in 2013 to perform classical and contemporary…

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$20 - $25

Brooklyn Raga Massive: New Indian Classical & Raga-Inspired Experiments

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Brooklyn Raga Massive: New Indian Classical & Raga-Inspired Experiments
Saturday, September 16 @ 7:00PM

Brooklyn Raga Massive, headed by percussionist Sameer Gupta, brings together a diverse roster of artists who specialize in modern jazz, Indian classical music, and a full spectrum of other genres. At their only Poppy show in 2017, this New York-based collective will present exciting new works and concepts while featuring several special guests. Featuring: Jay Gandhi - bansuri Arun Ramamurthy - violin Neel Murgai - sitar Michael Gam - bass Sameer Gupta - drums Special guests - TBA Brooklyn Raga…

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$15 - $20

Zona Blu with Suzanne Kramer: Soul Jazz

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Zona Blu with Suzanne Kramer: Soul Jazz
Thursday, September 21 @ 7:30PM

Bay Area jazz quartet Zona Blu, who specialize in Latin, funk, and swing grooves, returns to the Poppy with singer Suzanne Kramer, renowned for her alt-pop country/folk vocals with indie band Sugar Ponies. Featuring: Suzanne Kramer - vocals Jim Wasco - piano David Kaufer - guitar Steve Teich - alto sax/flute Greg Galli - drums Learn more: Zona Blu | Sugar Ponies   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding scale Tickets will not be…

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$15 - $20

Homenaje: Different Cultures, Universal Emotions

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Homenaje: Different Cultures, Universal Emotions
Friday, September 22 @ 7:30PM

Los Angeles trio Homenaje invites special guest vocalist (and Red Poppy all-star) Dina Zarif to the stage for an evening that incorporates heavy influences of Cuban and African music along with jazz, classical, and folk. Expect to hear selections from Homenaje's new album, La Mariposa y el Mentiroso ("The Butterfly and the Liar"), which tells the story of a spirit’s journey through life, complete with joy and sadness. Featuring: Will Brahm - guitar Chris Wabich - percussion Ross Schodek -…

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$15 - $20

Maracujá: A Musical Journey Around Latin America

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Maracujá: A Musical Journey Around Latin America
Saturday, September 23 @ 7:30PM

Vocalist/multi instrumentalist Caitlin Belem and guitarist Terrence Rosnagle take you on a trip through Latin America, playing music from Brazil to Cuba and everywhere in between – samba, bossa nova, cumbia, son, and more. It’ll be a Saturday night for listeners and dancers. Featuring: Caitlin Belem - vocals, saxophone, guitar, fiddle, hand percussion Terrence Rosnagle - guitar Caitlin Belem grew up in a house full of music in Northern Wyoming, fell in love with the fiddle at a young age,…

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Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba
Sunday, September 24 @ 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. Rumberos de Radio Habana are bringing their own contribution to the Red Poppy for a free afternoon of beat-making, hip-shaking, and good company.   EVENT…

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