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Miguelito Martinez & Corazon Sur Quintet. Performing Sun. May 27. 8pm

Celebrating 15 Years! De Rompe y Raja Saturday August 27, 2011

Cultural organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Afro Peruvian arts. Conducted by Rosa Los Santos.

Rhythm and Song

Bronkar: Collision of Rhythm | Cyndi Harvell (CD Release) | Adrienne Shamszad

Three unique music-filled acts take the stage in this “something for everyone” night full of genuine, soulful artistic expression. Adrienne Shamszad is a singer-songwriter whose Persian heritage and musical study, along with her years of traveling and singing in India, rings clear through all her melodies, lyrics and improvisations. Cyndi Harvell plays smart, lyrically rich, ear-catching folk-pop seasoned with southern charm, and this night celebrates the release of her new album “Heartache & Revolution.” Collision of Rhythm is the combination of tap dancing percussion virtuoso Aaron DeWayne and world’s only rhythmic juggling beat-boxer Bronkar. Their show is an interactive musical experience that has been described as Stomp meets Blue Man Group meets Cirque du Soleil.

$10 Adv. $12 Door.

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Roger Perkins Art Exhibit

I am a Mohawk, Bear Clan artist from Akwesasne, which is an American Indian territory that runs along the Saint Lawrence River and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

I strive at maintaining a spiritual composure as a husband, a visionary, eternal optimist and father of five children. The transition from East to West has been a positive and healthy experience for everyone in my family because we maintain traditional Mohawk customs along with a strong belief in creativity, unity and love.

I view my art as an all encompassing journey of the integration of texture and color, humans and nature, spirit and the supernatural, earth and the cosmos. As a visual artist I have produced a vast collection of paintings and digital images that illustrate my beliefs in the positive aspects of tradition and the natural world and paint images usually deep-rooted in native inspired abstract design. With my motto “educate through art” I create with a specific message and teaching in mind: to inspire and unite all.

In addition to the paintings, I am introducing an art movement I’ve started called “ Pow Wow Pop Art “. Using my paintings, original images, photo’s and borrowed/reclaimed images from the internet, other media sources, I digitally composite these images together in photoshop. These digital originals, I call Pow Wow Pop Art, become there own artistic statements both educational and entertaining. Pow Wow Pop Art is printed on canvas using archival pigments and hand stretched and embellished.

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La Gente, MJ’s Brass Boppers & Tarimba

LA GENTE                                                                                                                   LaPena1.jpg

La Gente is a Bay Area based international recording group led by singer-songwriter Rafael Bustamante Sarria. The group has created their own unique multilingual blend of Reggae, Cumbia, Hip-Hop, Salsa, Rock, and World Music. They perform a high energy dance party and have cultivated a large, loyal and diverse following. They have independently released three studio albums, numerous live recordings, two DVD’s and are currently in production to release their fourth studio album collaborating with a variety of international recording artists.
La Gente was founded in 2002, since then They have performed numerous festivals, universities, radio stations, museums, art galleries and major venues all over the US. For example: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin, Portland and New York. La Gente has also performed internationally in Spain, Italy, France, Great Britian, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Nicaragua. Their notoriety and showmanship had found them sharing the stage with other recognized recording artists, such as George Clinton and The P-Funk All Stars, E-40, The Digital Underground, Hyro-Glyphics, Coolio, Digable Planets, Pato Banton, Lyrics Born, Rupa & The April Fishes, Meklit Hadero, Pete Escovedo, The B-side Players and MALO.

MJ’S BRASS BOPPERS

The Bay Area’s only New Orleans style brass band with musicians born and raised in NOLA, San Francisco based MJ’s Brass Boppers is a singing and swinging brass-line ready to party at a drop of a dime. As if you were following a brass band down Claiborne Ave., with the Brass Boppers you will have an authentic second-line experience with true New Orleans flair.

Unlike other brass bands in the area MJ’s Brass Boppers is not a group of musicians who get slapped together for your event. The musicians in MJ’s Brass Boppers are a tight group who love the music, and are constantly rehearsing to refine the art they share with passion. Within seconds of hearing MJ’s Brass Boppers you can tell that this is not a group that happens to play a few New Orleans tunes, but rather a band that lives the music, with the second-line beat pulsing through their veins. With New Orleans style and California sophistication, MJ’s Brass Boppers can perform at any event imaginable, giving everyone a huge smile and lifted spirit!

TARIMBA

‘Tarimba’ is believed to be the African root word of ‘tarima’, which is the most important instrument and symbol of the Son Jarocho tradition of Veracruz Mexico.
TARIMBA is a band comprised of local Bay Area musicians who have embraced the traditional genre of Son Jarocho music from southern Veracruz, Mexico. The members of TARIMBA have all been active performers and teachers in the Bay Area music community for over ten years, and they are excited to have the opportunity to embrace, learn, and preserve such a rich musical and communal tradition.

-LA GENTE- 

http://www.lagentemusicsf.com/

-MJ’S BRASS BOPPERS-

http://www.mjsbrassboppersband.com/

-TARIMBA-

http://tarimba.org/

Gamelan X and Kuckaw

Gamelan X

Drawing its inspiration from the clove and incense scented air 1016079_10151475170883404_365040057_n (2) Bali, Indonesia, Gamelan X explores the sonic landscape of contemporary beleganjur gamelan to offer a wildly unique expression of both East and West. From the resonating sound of the gongs to the explosive drum beats and interlocking cymbals, Gamelan X remixes the ritual of a Balinese procession with a decidedly west coast twist. The ebb and flow of the energy of a performance will transport you on a journey that will take you from dancing ecstatically, through moments of reflection and wonder.

Kuckaw!

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Kuckaw! is a brand spankin’ new band, fresh out of Oakland, California. Members Adam Lowdermilk (Bass), Michael Wynar (Guitar), Casey Cameron (Keys), Ross MacIntire (Drums), and Teddy Raven (Sax) came together through happenstance in order to fulfill one common goal: to get some Bay Area booties shakin’. The music of Kuckaw! melds the driving, heavy sounds of 70′s funk with the hypnotic, interlocking essence of Afrobeat, a touch of disco, and the unwieldily abandon of a through-composed psychedelic odyssey. Lowdermilk and Wynar, both members of Albino! Afrobeat, combined forces with Ross Macintire (of DRMS), fresh off the Bayou from New Orleans. Feeling the emptiness of a keyboard-less trio, the three conscripted long time flood pants advocate and all around musical wizard Casey Cameron to lay down an ever-shifting polyester blanket of harmony. Shortly after, the band managed to rope-in Bulgarian folk music extraordinaire, and fulbright fellow Teddy Raven (MWE, Jazz Mafia). Together, the five notoriously funkified local heavy-hitters compile an outfit of epic proportions… Keep an ear out for this burgeoning ensemble, bringing the funk to a location near you!

In the House of the Mothers : An interactive visit with Mz Pat, and the Voudou Q

One Enchanting Night Only!

Mz Pat’s house is occupied by amazing characters with stories of trials and triumphs. The voudou priestess comes to visit Mz.Pat with a bundle of herbs and a pocket full of charms.

The audience is invited to interact with these wise women through story-sharing, ritual,movement and song. Live Music, Jazz & Blues

Written and Performed by Jovelyn Richards &  Luisah Teish
Directed by Stephanie Anne Johnson

For tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-the-house-of-the-mothers-an-interactive-visit-with-mz-pat-and-the-voudou-q-tickets-10122601975?aff=eorg

 

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Tito y Su Son de Cuba

Tito y su Son de Cuba blends traditional Cuban music with many other worldwide knowntito2 styles such as bossa nova and Latin jazz.

Website: http://www.titoysusondecuba.com/index.php

$12 Adv, $15 Door

Celebrate! The Bomba y Plena Workshop’s 13 years of Puerto Rican Music and Dance in the Bay Area!

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Join us for a celebration of the Bomba y Plena Workshop. We turn 13 and are honoring our students, families and friends. Performances by the Children’s Workshop, Adult Workshop and the Music Ensemble Workshop. We will end the night with a Bombazo and Jam at La Peña’s Cafe.

Doors open at 6:30pm with performances at 7pm. 
Tickets: $7-10 sliding scale. Child donation: $5

Socially Responsible Business Sponsors

 

La Peña is Building Our Future, Your Future.

Please join La Peña in thanking our business sponsors.

Levels of Support

Ally

($100) The name and the logo of your business, recognition in a biweekly email campaign, name printed in the Building our Future program.

-The Camejo Group
-Indigenous Designs

Partner

($250) All of the above plus tickets for up to 5 of your employees for events

Compañero/Compañera

($500) All of the above plus tickets for up to 10 of your employees for events

-Progressive Asset Management

Catalyst

($1000) All of the above plus use of La Peña’s theater and community room for your event on a Sunday – Thursday (limited number available).

Sustainer

($5000) All of the above plus use of La Peña’s theater and community room for your event including catered dinner for up to 25.

 

Thank you for your support.

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The Camejo Group – Environmental and Socially Responsible Investing since 1987

 

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