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March 2015
$15-20

Ricardo Peixoto and Brian Moran: An Evening of Brazilian Guitar

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Originally from Rio de Janeiro and based in the Bay Area, guitarist/composer Ricardo Peixoto is among the top representatives of Brazilian guitar in the US today. His fluid melodic style and keen compositional sense explore his country’s rich and diverse traditions, both in original works as well as in arrangements of Brazilian classics. He has recorded, performed, and collaborated with, among others, Claudia Villela, Flora Purim and Airto, saxophonist Bud Shank, percussionist Dom Um Romão, Toots Thielemans, Dori Caymmi, Guinga,…

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$10

Discussion 1: Marcus Shelby Presents Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on March 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2015. A series of interactive discussions, Marcus Shelby will delve into our justice system, its flaws, and how music can be used as a tool for reform and change; both in front and behind bars. This lecture series will culminate with a performance on Friday, March 27th.These engaging discussions will explore the blues, the prison industrial complex, mass incarceration, the school-to-prison pipeline, restorative justice, prison abolition, and more led by Marcus Shelby. Using readings, recorded music, poetry, video, these events are open to…

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$10-15

Taraf de Locos: Balkan and Latin Grooves

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

Taraf de Locos is a group of talented young musicians who grew up together in San Francisco’s Mission District. They met as children at a magical music camp in the heart of California, where they were exposed to traditional music from all over the world for ten days every year. Before they formed Taraf de Locos, the young musicians played with their respective families, each naturally gravitating toward the different styles their families mastered. As they grew older and…

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$15-20

Gautam Tejas Ganeshan: New Music From An Old Tradition

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Gautam Tejas Ganeshan writes and sings music that reflects a tradition of intricate song forms, elaborate vocal improvisations, and utmost sincerity of expression. Taking their inspiration primarily from Carnatic music, as well as traditions from around the world, Gautam’s songs offer listeners a fresh experience of lyricism and immediacy. His performances give an intensely personal glimpse into the continued development of a valuable and highly cultured musical heritage. He has performed widely in the Bay Area since 2004, including at…

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$10

Discussion 2: Marcus Shelby Presents Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex with guest speaker Naima Shalhoub

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on March 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2015. A series of interactive discussions, Marcus Shelby will delve into our justice system, its flaws, and how music can be used as a tool for reform and change; both in front and behind bars. This lecture series will culminate with a performance on Friday, March 27th.

These engaging discussions will explore the blues, the prison industrial…

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$15

Peia and Ali: The Language of Birds

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Come be lifted to a place of timeless beauty and mystical union by sacred song preserver Peia and Iranian master tar player Ali Ghamsari. Travel the globe in song and deepen into a world of peace through the universal language of music.

The Language of Birds is a collaboration rooted in the beauty of ancient tradition, while giving voice to the delicate times in which we live. Throughout the ages many mystic traditions have interpreted the language of birds as divine communication, the voice…

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$20-25

Trance Mission: Trance Dance Music

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Originally featuring three extraordinary multi-instrumentalists/composers, Trance Mission founders, Stephen Kent and Beth Custer, come together as a duo for this scaled-down performance at the Red Poppy. With mountains of global accolades to their credit, these musicians continue on with their genre-breaking traditions that they started in the 1990′s. The music of Trance Mission is as fresh and alive today as it was at its inception, and the band’s performances snap, crackle and pop with infectious improvisational spirit and humor. Hailing…

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$15-20

Drew Croon’s Misa Gitana Andaluza: A Spanish Classical & Flamenco Evening

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

Flamenco and jazz piano virtuoso Alex Conde from Spain, elegant mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich, and Spanish classical and flamenco dancer extraordinaire Fanny Ara take you on a Gypsy-inspired musical journey that is beautiful, dramatic, and promises to astonish. The fresh new ensemble makes its debut performance, premiering Misa Gitana Andaluza, a never-before-heard hybrid of lavish classical Latin prayers set to exotic flamenco melodies, tones, and chords from Andalusia. These striking artists present a performance unlike any other, of the unique, haunting work by late American composer…

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$10

Discussion 3: Marcus Shelby Presents Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on March 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2015. A series of interactive discussions, Marcus Shelby will delve into our justice system, its flaws, and how music can be used as a tool for reform and change; both in front and behind bars. This lecture series will culminate with a performance on Friday, March 27th.

These engaging discussions will explore the blues, the prison industrial complex,…

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$20

Final Performance: Marcus Shelby Presents Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on March 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2015. A series of interactive discussions, Marcus Shelby will delve into our justice system, its flaws, and how music can be used as a tool for reform and change; both in front and behind bars. This lecture series will culminate with a performance on Friday, March 27th.

These engaging discussions will explore the blues, the prison industrial complex,…

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$15-25

Jazz Flamenco Quartet: Piano Flamenco, Jazz & the Music of Thelonious Monk (Double Show)

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present the music of Thelonious Monk performed by ZOHO MUSIC NYC signed artist and jazz/flamenco pianist, Alex Conde, and his quartet including gypsy singer Jose Cortes and extraordinary flamenco dancers Fanny Ara and Melissa Cruz in a special double show.

 

Alex Conde - piano
Jose Cortes - cante/claps
Fanny Ara - dancer/claps
Melissa Cruz - dancer/claps

 

”Gifted Spanish pianist and ZOHO label artist Alex Conde, has his way with the high priest of bop in an adventurous…

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April 2015

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Black + Brown Lives Matter Performance + Dialogue Series: disruptions – MultiMedia + Spoken Word Open Mic

April 1 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Call for submissions information:

disruptions will feature writing, spoken word, and digital / multimedia art relevant to the Black + Brown Lives Matter movements. All types of multimedia works from short experimental video to even more traditional “poetry films” that fit the theme. All digital and multimedia work must be submitted by April 1, 2015. Guidelines and submission email follow:

- Must be in .avi or .mov…

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Tito y su son de Cuba: A Night in Old Havana Cuba

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

Tito Gonzalez leads his ensemble for a vibrant night of Cuban tunes as he serenades the audience through the streets of Old Havana. Singer/composer Tito Gonzalez is a master showman with a voice that has been compared to that of classic son singer Daniel Santos. Gonzalez delivers songs that are deceptively simple – between their fluid melodies and retrograde rhythms, they evoke a focus and introspection that Tito attributes, in part, to his life in America.

The Cuban…

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$10-20

Rob Reich Quintet: “Shadowbox” CD Release

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Accordion player and pianist Rob Reich is quintessentially what makes the San Francisco music scene a vibrant and vital mecca for independent music; he’s become one of its stalwart underground artists. Shadowbox, the musician’s debut album, marks a fully realized collection of original compositions. The music branches off from the musician’s work with revered Bay Area ensemble Tin Hat Trio, mixing improvisational romps with refined and melodic ensemble arrangements. Doses of wry humor and…

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$5-7

UNCHARTED: Storytellers Scouting the Unknown

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

UNCHARTED is an evening of storytelling about people navigating life situations they’ve never confronted before. These true stories are performed by cancer survivors, refugees, artists, and queerdos. Alternately inspiring, funny, enraging, and heartbreaking, these stories uncover the disorientation, wonderment and resourcefulness we can have when confronted with the new.

Organizer Jaime Cortez’s dream team of storytellers includes:

Vanessa Camarena
Khaled Sayed
Lori Wood
Sarah Patterson
Jaime Cortez

Admission:…

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$15-20

Sarah Wilson Fusebox: Jazz Pop Combustion

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

Sarah Wilson brings her vibrant compositions to life with Fusebox, her explosive collaboration with top Bay Area musicians Rob Sudduth, John Schott, Jason Hoopes,and Jordan Glenn.  Sarah’s years of writing music for performance, puppet theater, dance, animation, and film permeate her genre-twisting, critically-acclaimed compositions. Witness the igniting of multiple musical palettes, from syncopated and swinging rhythms to mesmerizing melodies and hypnotic hooks, as this wildly talented ensemble expertly navigates the…

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$20-25

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol Featuring Joe Warner: An Evening of Blues and Jazz From Then to Now

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol joins San Francisco-based pianist Joe Warner for an extraordinary evening of musical travels from past to present. Faye Carol is one of the premiere vocalists of her time with a career spanning over five decades. Arranging popular standards with doses of jazz, blues and hip-hop, Miss Carol has managed to cultivate a diverse sound throughout the years. Her divine energy and ability to rock the mic consistently leaves her audience both…

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Free

Black + Brown Lives Matter Performance + Dialogue Series: disruptions – MultiMedia + Spoken Word Open

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Curated by Mark Sabb and Michael Warr

disruptions will feature writing, spoken word, and digital / multimedia art relevant to the Black + Brown Lives Matter movements. The program will present multimedia works ranging from short experimental video to traditional “poetry films” that fit the theme.

disruptions is part of the year-long Black + Brown Lives Matter Performance + Dialogue Series featuring performances, exhibits, discussions, and actions led by artivists, community organizers and residents of neighborhoods addressing engaged social change and gentrification.…

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