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March 2015
$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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$15-20

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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Free

YESCKA: A Visual Encounter of the Socio-Political & Artistic Languages Rising from the Streets of Oaxaca Mexico

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

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…

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$10-30

Istanbul Connection: Balkumbia from San Francisco to Turkey

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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-…

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$15-20

Caminos Flamencos: Nuevas Tendencias

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

“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.

Cast:
Jason McGuire - guitar, music director
Yaelisa -  dancer
Jose Cortes - singer
Marlon Aldana - percussion/drumset
Paul Martin Sounder – upright bass

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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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$5-7

Dusie Chapbook Kollektiv 8 Presents: Behm-Steinberg, Chiado, Hunter, Maughn & Tuck: Five Chapbook Releases

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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…

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$5-20

Byb Chanel Bibene & Kiandanda Dance Theater: Taboo and Heroes

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

“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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$15-20

The Gabriel Navia Ensemble: High Energy Latin Fusion

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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…

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$15-20

Ensemble A Contratiempo: Masters of Venezuelan Folk Music Live from Caracas

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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,…

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Free

Bay Area Dance Week Sunday Afternoon Workshop & Performance Led By Byb Chanel Bibene, Iu-Hui Chua, and Todd Thomas Brown

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:

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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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May 2015
$10-15

TARIMBA: Son Jarocho y Sur América

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

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.

 

Performers:
Kyla Danysh – violin, jarana segunda & vocals
Lolis García – jarana tercera, zapateado, quijada & vocals
Pedro Rosales – cajón peruano & vocals
Aladino Manyoma – guitar & vocals

The…

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$15-20

Satch & Fats: Lavay Smith Sings the Music of Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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…

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$10-15

Adam Shulman Sextet: Original Jazz in the Tradition of Cedar Walton and Horace Silver With a Modern Twist

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

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…

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