Four Poets and Their Music: Internationalist Poems & Music of Resistance

Three Poets and Their Music: LOAN, Contraband, and Fried Axolotl
Saturday, May 20 @ 8:00PM
Music, poetry, and future converge powerfully when Bonafide Rojas, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Bonnie Kwong, and Josiah Luis Alderete explore themes of imperialism, cultural identity, cultural resistance, love, and revolution through collaborations with guitarists Peck the Town Crier, Oliver Mok, and Eli Carlton-Pearson.   FEATURING: Bonafide Rojas - poetry, guitar Tongo Eisen-Martin - poetry Peck the Town Crier - guitar Bonnie Kwong - poetry Oliver Mok - guitar Josiah Luis Alderete - poetr...
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Three Poets and Their Music: LOAN, Contraband, and Fried Axolotl

Three Poets and Their Music: LOAN, Contraband, and Fried Axolotl
Saturday, May 20 @ 8:00PM
Music, poetry, history, and future converge powerfully when three poets–Tongo Eisen-Martin, Bonnie Kwong, and Josiah Luis Alderete–explore themes of immigration, migration, language, cultural identity, social justice, revolution, and love through collaborations with guitarists Peck the Town Crier, Oliver Mok, and Eli Carlton-Pearson. Featuring: LOAN (Tongo Eisen-Martin, poetry; Peck the Town Crier, guitar) Contraband (Bonnie Kwong, poetry; Oliver Mok, guitar) Fried Axolotl (Josiah Luis Al...
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Naina & Salma: In Search of Eternal Love

Naina & Salma: In Search of Eternal Love
Sunday, May 14 @ 7:00PM
Performance artist Naina Shastri and visual artist Salma Arastu collaborate on a show that uses Indian classical dance, poetry, video projection, and live music to connect 13th-century Persian mystic Mevlana Rumi and 16th-century Indian saint Meera Bai, who both spoke of finding salvation in love. Featuring: Naina Shastri - dance Salma Arastu - Rumi poetry recitation Ghalib Grooves Carnatic Band - music With over 20 years of experience as a performer, choreographer, and teacher of the ...
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Avotcja & Modúpue: Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Blues with Poetry

Avotcja & Modúpue: Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Blues with Poetry
Saturday, April 15 @ 7:30PM
Acclaimed Bay Area poet/playwright/percussionist/radio host Avotcja (pronounced “ah-va-cha”) returns to the Red Poppy with her quartet, whose name means “gratitude” in Yoruba. Expect a set of jazz, blues, Afro-Cuban polyrhythms, and powerful poetry. Featuring: Avotcja - poetry, percussion Jon Jang - piano Sandi Poindexter - violin Francis Wong - saxophone, flute “Heshima” Mark Williams - bass Learn more: Website   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admi...
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Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel ft. Sandra Garcia Rivera: Latin Jazz Meets Spoken Word

Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel ft. Sandra Garcia Rivera
Fri, Jan 27 @ 7:30PM
Nuyorican poet/cultural worker Sandra Garcia Rivera joins the Grammy-winning musicians and educators of Brian Andres’ Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel for a special performance of original compositions and exciting arrangements of Cuban, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and U.S. classics. Featuring: Brian Andres - drum set Javier Cabanillas - congas Aaron Germain - bass Christian Tumalan - piano Sandra Garcia Rivera - spoken word Inspired by the Bay Area’s deep Latin jazz heritage, the Afro-Cuban Jazz Ca...
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RPAH Speaker Series: Community-Engaged Arts Presenting ft. Regina Y. Evans

RPAH Speaker Series: Community-Engaged Arts Presenting ft. Regina Y. Evans
Mon, Nov 21 @ 7:30PM
Anti-trafficking activist Regina Y. Evans headlines the Poppy's November professional development session with a performance and discussion on fighting sex trafficking in the Bay Area. The second-generation Oakland native will perform excerpts of her 52 Letters, a theater piece that looks at the fight against trafficking through the lens of slavery. The play, which won a Best of the San Francisco Fringe Festival Award in 2013, serves as a community call to action against trafficking. Her perform...
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LOAN: Revolutionary Poetry & Music ft. Tongo Eisen-Martin & Peck the Town Crier

Three Poets and Their Music: LOAN, Contraband, and Fried Axolotl
Saturday, May 20 @ 8:00PM
Music, poetry, and history converge powerfully in LOAN, a collective of artists integrating new-generation, African-American avant-garde poetry and jazz-influenced musical exploration. The quartet, founded by poet Tongo Eisen-Martin and guitarist Peck the Town Crier, aims to give musical shape to the longing for revolution by way of word and chord. Featuring: Tongo Eisen-Martin – poet Peck the Town Crier – guitar Jon Rogers – drums Miles Wick – upright and electric bass Tongo Eisen-Mar...
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Shades of Love: Padams & Javalis

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In this concert, Ganesh Vasudeva and Snigdha Venkatramani showcase a selection of poems from South India through Bharatanatyam, a form of Indian classical dance that originated in the temples of Tamil Nadu. These male-oriented and heroine-based poems are taken up to portray myriad shades of love. Featuring: Ganesh Vasudeva - abhinaya (miming) Snigdha Venkatramani - abhinaya, vocals Srinivas Pisharath - vocals Akshay Venkatesan - percussion Nyantara Narasimhan - violin Ganesh Vasudeva...
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Altar para mi barrio: Art, Poetry, Food & Live Music for Day of the Dead

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Día de los Muertos is an extraordinarily auspicious time for the Mission community, and the Red Poppy Art House is humbled to participate in the annual celebration that honors the ancestral memory of the departed. We invite all of our community to join us on Sunday, November 1 and Monday, November 2 for a weekend of art, food, and remembrance. On Sunday evening, curator Alejandro Meza unveils the exhibition, El Mito Contemporáneo del Más Allá, featuring commissioned altars that pay homage to ...
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Flying Under the Radar Presents LOAN at the Red Poppy Art House

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Flying Under the Radar and the Red Poppy Art House join together to present an evening of poetry and live music featuring LOAN. LOAN, founded by poet Tongo Eisen-Martin and guitarist Peck the Town Crier, is a collective of artists that integrates new generation black avant-garde poetry with virtuosic musical exploration. LOAN gives musical shape to the longing for revolution in a landscape of word and chord. It sees today as a time of convergence where music, poetry and all of their respectiv...
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LOVE Stories: Call & Response, Curated by Mi’Jan Celie – 11th Annual Lit Crawl SF

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Five writers with fresh work and crazy talent will read on the topic of evolving love. The stories will range from the funny, surreal, soul-crushing and redeeming aspects of loving people, language, culture, community and self. About Lit Crawl: The 11th annual Lit Crawl will span over three hours in the Mission District's Valencia Street corridor, featuring an astonishing 101 literary readings and events, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comedy and more, in bookstores, bars, galleries,...
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