Trio Caminos: Music of Venezuela, Spain, Cuba & America

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 DETAIL...
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Colm Ó Riain: Irish Fission

Colm Ó Riain: Irish Fission
Friday, September 29 @ 7:30PM
Violinist/composer Colm Ó Riain and some stellar musical friends mix the soul of his native Ireland with rhythms and melodies from all over the world — jazz, blues, Roma, India, Cuba, Brazil, and more — while exploring new frontiers of sound, all with a developed sense of humor. Featuring: Colm Ó Riain - violin, vocals Joe Kyle, Jr. - bass Geoff van Lienden - guitar Kate Brubeck - vocals An accomplished and fiery improviser in many genres, a global musician, and a composer for film an...
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Maracujá: A Musical Journey Around Latin America

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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Homenaje: Different Cultures, Universal Emotions

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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Tito Gonzalez y Su Son de Cuba: Una Noche Cubana

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Tito y Su Son de Cuba takes you back to old Havana, interpreting and redefining classic Cuban son at its best. With his mastery of the tres guitar, Tito Gonzalez combines the traditional music of Cuba including chachacha, son montuno, guaracha, bolero and danzon. Featuring: Tito Gonzalez - guitar, tres, lead vocals David Frazier - congo Sandy Poindexter - violin Rubin Hurtado - piano Antonio Garcia - bass Singer/composer Tito Gonzalez is a master showman with a voice that has been com...
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Cuban Documentary “Rodando en La Habana: Bicycle Stories” San Francisco Premiere with Filmmaker Q&A

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Directed by Jennifer Ruth Hosek and Jaime Santos Menéndez, Rodando en La Habana: Bicycle Stories tells of bicycling and community in Havana today, 20 years after the Special Period, when over 1 million Chinese bicycles were imported to Cuba to aid survival on an island suddenly without Soviet petroleum. The independent documentary first premiered to sold-out audiences and intensive media interest at the 2015 Havana Film Festival. For its San Francisco debut, co-filmmaker Jennifer Ruth Hosek join...
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