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,…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
In Conjunction with the Mission Arts & Performance Project,
the Red Poppy Art House & EDELO Present:
YESCKA: A Visual Encounter of the Socio-Political & Artistic Languages Rising from the Streets of Oaxaca Mexico
As part of the programming for the April 4th MAPP, The Red Poppy Art House collaborates with EDELO (En Donde Era La ONU ‘Where the United Nations Used to Be’) for the inauguration of YESCKA: A…Find out more »
The Red Poppy Art House warmly welcomes Istanbul Connection; a new project featuring members of the Bay’s hottest Balkan & Latin bands coming together in preparation for a journey to Istanbul, Turkey. Members from local Balkan bands (Inspector Gadje, MWE, La Pêche) and Latin bands (LoCura, Makrú) will treat you to a night of unique cross-bay bands.
The artist lineup for Istanbul Connection will include:
Paul Bertin - alto sax Sean Tergis - percussion Melissa Cruz - flamenco baile & palmas Bob Sanders - guitar Kata Miletich - vocals Izzy Weiser-…Find out more »
“Nuevas Tendencias” premiered at Yoshi’s last year and has since won a nomination from the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards for “Best Ensemble.” With music and dance in a combination of flamenco, jazz and Latin feel, the groundbreaking Caminos Flamencos continues their status as the premier flamenco company in the U.S.
Jason McGuire - guitar, music director
Yaelisa - dancer
Jose Cortes - singer
Marlon Aldana - percussion/drumset
Paul Martin Sounder – upright bass
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…Find out more »
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:
Admission:…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Founded by Susanna Gardner, Dusie began as a Swiss-based webjournal. It has since grown to include an international community of writers, artists and translators engaged in publishing activities and collective poetic projects. The eighth iteration of the Dusie Chapbook Kollektiv, curated by Ottawa writer Rob McLennan, consists of about fifty writers from around the world, five of whom reside in the Bay Area and will be reading at the Red Poppy. Each member of the Kollektiv produces fifty copies…Find out more »
“When war struck the Congo in 1997 my family and I fled Brazzaville to escape the chaos of the coup d’état. Kidnapped at one point, I thought they would shoot me from behind when let go, like so many others. Finally rejoining my parents and siblings, we had a terrible choice to make: either walk nearly 500 miles to get to Pointe‐Noire or try to find a place on a train already overcrowded with thousands of people.”
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The Gabriel Navia Ensemble infuses Latin music with ingredients from flamenco, jazz, Cuban grooves, Bolivian airs and Middle Eastern spices. The ensemble features Lebanese violin virtuoso Georges Lammam, Cuban bass player Ernesto Mazar, singer Sulkary Valverde, percussionist Silvestre Martines and Gabriel Navia on guitars. The ensemble led by Navia mixes world standards with some originals, and they do it with plenty of vitality and virtuosity. Navia is an energized guitarist who fills the uptempo tunes with organic improvisations that…Find out more »
From the traditional music of Venezuela, Brazilian bossa nova, jazz, and other musical seasonings from around the globe, Ensemble A Contratiempo represents a broad spectrum contemporary music from around the world. The harp and Venezuelan cuatro play an important role in their music, demonstrating the evolution and perpetuity of these traditional instruments that maintain an important role in Venezuelan music and culture. This esteemed ensemble has performed, taught workshops, and presented at conferences throughout the world including México, the United States, Argentina, England, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Spain,…Find out more »
The Red Poppy Art House is excited to participate in this year’s Bay Area Dance Week on Sunday, April 26th, 2015. Come explore the intersection of African contemporary dance, Butoh/experimental movement, and Argentine tango in a free Bay Area Dance Week afternoon at the Red Poppy Art House. Red Poppy resident artists Byb Chanel Bibene, Iu-Hui Chua, and Todd Thomas Brown share their artistic and pedagogical practice and process through movement workshops, artist performances, discussion, and sharing. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes for movement.
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.…Find out more »
TARIMBA explores a rich variety of Latin American genres including boleros, Cuban son, landó and cumbia. TARIMBA is a collective comprised of local Bay Area musicians who have embraced the traditional genre of Son Jarocho music from southern Veracruz, Mexico.
Kyla Danysh – violin, jarana segunda & vocals
Lolis García – jarana tercera, zapateado, quijada & vocals
Pedro Rosales – cajón peruano & vocals
Aladino Manyoma – guitar & vocals
The…Find out more »
In Satch and Fats, vocalist Lavay Smith and her band will be performing favorites like “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Basin Street Blues” by two of the most swingin’ and innovative artists in American history, Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller.Lavay Smith is the vocalist and bandleader of the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, one of the top swingin’ jazz and blues bands in the world. She grew up in Southern California and the Philippines, and has become an internationally recognized diva of…Find out more »
Performing material from their new album “here/there”, the Adam Shulman Sextet’s compositions paint an aural vignette of people and places in the Bay Area jazz scene. The Red Poppy Art House is located at 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the event begins at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10-15 sliding scale. All ages are welcome.
Adam Shulman has been a staple of the Bay Area jazz scene since his move in 2002. In addition to…Find out more »