Justin Ancheta Acoustic: Folklyrico Americana – Latin Reggae Flamenco

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Justin Ancheta is an established musician and songwriter in the Bay Area with compelling and eclectic styles that range as far as his ethnicity takes him. With songs in English, Spanish, and Tagalog, Ancheta encompasses his Californian roots with global influences. He is accompanied with melodies by Garcia Scammon on clarinet and saxophone and often has special guests that bridge into new territories of musicality.   FEATURING: Justin Ancheta - guitar, vocals Garcia Scammon - saxophone ...
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Karavan Sarai: Mystic Melodies, Electronic Grooves & Dance from the Silk Road

Karavan Sarai: Mystic Melodies, Electronic Grooves & Dance from the Silk Road
Friday, January 12 @ 7:30PM
Original and traditional electro-acoustic music of the Silk Road—an ancient network of caravan routes reaching from East Asia to the Mediterranean—meets ambient contemporary electronica. With the gracious power of belly dance to the colorful dances of the Indian gypsies, one is transported on a visual and sonic journey.   FEATURING: Narayan SIjan - vocals, electric oud, electric saz, programming Schirin Chams-Diba - dance, percussion   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Karavan Sarai’s debut a...
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Alejandro y María Laura: Peruvian Duo of Singer-Songwriters

Alejandro y María Laura: Peruvian Duo of Singer-Songwriters
Friday, December 29 @ 7:30PM
Alejandro y María Laura return to the Bay Area to perform music from their third and latest album, La casa no existe, in an acoustic and intimate format. Expect to hear the songs as they were first conceived, as well as tunes from their two previous critically acclaimed albums.   FEATURING: Alejandro Rivas - electric guitar, vocals María Bustamante - keyboard, piano, synth, vocals   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Duo, bandleaders, life partners, co-authors, and travelers. Since 2009, the Pe...
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Trio Caminos: Music of Venezuela, Spain, Cuba & America

Trio Caminos: Music of Venezuela, Spain, Cuba & America
Thursday, December 7 @ 7:30PM
Trio Caminos, an acoustic ensemble that offers a fresh mix of Venezuelan, Spanish, Cuban, and American styles, takes the Poppy stage for an evening of original compositions that blend flamenco with joropo and Afro-Caribbean beats, as well as music by renowned composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Hermeto Pascoal, and Michel Camilo.   FEATURING: Carlos Caminos - guitar Sascha Jacobsen - bass Marlon Aldana - cajón   Learn more: Website Photo by: Zaque Eyn   EVENT DETAILS &...
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Terrence Brewer: The Acoustic Jazz Project

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...
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Eileen Torrez/Maya Hall/Dyllan Hersey: Acoustic Night

Eileen Torrez/Maya Hall/Dyllan Hersey: Acoustic Night
Thursday, July 6 @ 7:30PM
Local singer/songwriter/guitarists Eileen Torrez, Maya Hall, and Dyllan Hersey present a night of soulful, folky acoustic originals. Featuring: Eileen Torrez - guitar, vocals Maya Hall - guitar, vocals Dyllan Hersey - guitar, vocals Eileen Torrez performs a powerful and unexpected blend of folk-pop and neo-soul. Her music builds on themes of resilience, community, anti-capitalism, and women's empowerment. Vocalist Maya Hall, born in Fukuoka, Japan, moved to San Francisco in 2014 in...
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Ali Dineen & Hannah Sassoon: Resistance & Healing in Shadow Puppetry & Song

Ali Dineen & Hannah Sassoon: Resistance & Healing in Shadow Puppetry & Song
Sunday, May 28 @ 7:30PM
New York City-based musicians and visual artists Ali Dineen and Hannah Sassoon present an evening of music and shadow puppetry, telling personal and historical tales of healing and resistance. They will perform original music, including new songs from Ali's recent album Light Comes In, as well as selections from different folk music traditions with guitar, accordion, cello, fiddle, vocal harmony, and harmonium. Featuring: Ali Dineen - vocals, guitar, accordion, harmonium Hannah Sassoon - vo...
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Ampersan: Mexican Electro-Folk Rock

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Join Ampersan in a sonic journey through the landscapes of Mexico and Latin America. Their music brings together the feelings of peasant songs, son, and psychedelica with rock, rap, and electronica. Featuring: Zindu Cano - jarana, acoustic guitar, vocals Kevin García - punteador, electric guitar, vocals Since its inception in 2007, Ampersan has rooted their sound in the traditional acoustic music of Mexico, with forays into contemporary classical music and experimentation. The duo’s comp...
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Sound Underground: Acoustic Chamber Jazz from Miami

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Miami-based trio Sound Underground traverses the lengths of acoustic jazz and beyond. Intimate and conversational, their music ranges from from artful compositions and introspective ballads, to unusual instrumentation and clever sonic explorations. Featuring: Jonah Udall - guitar David Leon - alto saxophone Alec Aldred - trumpet Sound Underground was formed as a natural extension of the shared musical explorations and mutual admiration of three roommates with disparate backgrounds. In 2...
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The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet: “Claroscuro” Album Release

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With music heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt and traditional jazz of Buenos Aires, the quartet returns to the Red Poppy to present their latest album, Claroscuro. The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet takes an all-acoustic, contemporary approach to 1930's Reinhardt-inspired jazz. Composer and leader Gonzalo Bergara mixes a cascade of arpeggios (chord notes played in succession) with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina. His first CD, Porteña Soledad, was Editor’s Pick in Guitar Player Maga...
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