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Las Cafeteras at The New Parish :: July 10
Jun02

Las Cafeteras at The New Parish :: July 10

Don’t miss LA’s alternative Son Jarocho band “Las Cafeteras” at The New Parish! Tickets: www.thenewparish.com/event/572721-las-cafeteras-oakland Las Cafeteras combines the vibrant energy of Son Jarocho music with an edgy LA-alternative sound & political message. Their pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms, stomping zapateado dancing, & uplifting lyrics tell stories of everyday people searching for love & fighting for justice in the concrete jungle. This alt-son group re-mixes traditional sounds, adding Afro-Carribean marimbol, Native American drum & flute, cajon, hip hop, English & Spanglish to Jarocho instruments like jarana & requinto guitars, donkey jaw-bone, & the tarima (stomp box). Las Cafeteras formed as a band in 2008 with the purpose of documenting the histories of their neighborhoods through music. As musicians, they started as students of the Eastside Café, a Zapatista inspired community space in East Los Angeles where they were influenced by the culture, storytelling, and poetic music of Son Jarocho, a traditional music from Veracruz, Mexico. Their namesake derives from the organization where they took classes, the Eastside Café. However, to honor women and challenge masculine language, they feminized their group name by calling themselves, Las Cafeteras, rather than Los Cafeteros. Their debut studio album “It’s Time” has received great reviews across the country and has featured on BBC, NPR, KCRW & the LA...

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MEX I AM festival at YBCA :: July 31-Aug 3
Jun02

MEX I AM festival at YBCA :: July 31-Aug 3

MEX I AM – live it to believe it: A FESTIVAL SHOWCASING THE CULTURAL GREATNESS & INFLUENCE OF MEXICO WITH THE BEST OF MEXICAN CULTURE, ARTS AND IDEAS   Presented by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, Conaculta and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts July 31 – August 3 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts   San Francisco, CA (May 28, 2014) – The Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, Conaculta and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts are pleased to introduce MEX I AM: live it to believe it a first-of-its-kind festival showcasing the best of Mexico with a multidisciplinary array of inspiring leaders from the performing arts and academia. The celebratory weekend of music, dance, theater and ideas will run from Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, August 3 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard Street in San Francisco. Inspired by the past, yet reaching towards the future, MEX I AM will explore the best of contemporary Mexican culture, arts and ideas. Over the course of four days, the multidisciplinary festival will feature some of the most innovative Mexican performers from various genres and disciplines from opera to Latin jazz and from ballet to folk dance and more. MEX I AM will also feature Ideas: North & South of the Border a line-up of scientists, humanists and game changers that personify Mexico’s innovative spirit and leadership. “The first MEXIAM: live it to believe it festival celebrates Mexico’s upward trajectory on the world stage – both culturally and economically and we want to celebrate it at the core of innovation,” said Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco, Andres Roemer. “Mexico and the Bay Area are quickly moving up. With MEXIAM: live it to believe it, we are saying ‘Let’s move up together, let’s be part of the movement at the very center from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.’ Today all of California is MEXIAM.” “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Mexico on such a diverse lineup and engage our community with the wealth of Mexico’s culture in the 21st century”, said Isabel Yrigoyen, Music Curator and Associate Director of Performing Arts at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts. Together, we can break new ground, reach new heights and create a better world.”   The performance line-up includes: Thursday, July 31, 7pm – Dance & Opera Gala Elisa Carillo – Soloist of the Berlin Staatsballet – An ambassador of Mexican culture around the world, Elisa Carillo is a native Mexican originally from Texcoco. She has been dancing since the age of nine, studying at the English National...

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Irene Diaz @ Red Poppy & Studio Grand
Apr29

Irene Diaz @ Red Poppy & Studio Grand

Don’t miss one of the best new voices in Latin music performing a very intimate concert at the Red Poppy Art House. Shows: Thursday, May 8 at 7:00pm (SOLD OUT) Red Poppy Art House: 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA. 94110 Thursday, May 8 at 8:30pm Red Poppy Art House: 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA. 94110 Friday, May 9 at 9:00pm Studio Grand: 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA. 94610 Tickets available at: Artillery AG (2752 Mission St & 24th, SF) Red Poppy Art House (2698 Folsom St. & 23rd, SF) or email us at info@labohemiaproductions.com Irene Diaz is Los Angeles’ modern-day torch singer-songwriter. Within only a short amount of time, Irene has gained national acclaim. NPR’s Don Gonyea says, “Anyone who hears your voice will wonder where you have been all this time.” In late 2011, Irene began a career move, making her way into the music scene and playing at various venues around the Los Angeles area, from small coffee shops to eventually playing well-known singer-songwriter venues, such as Room 5 and Hollywood’s House of Blues. In February of 2012, Irene’s song, “I Love You Madly,” caught the attention of NPR Alternative Latino’s Jasmine Garsd after opening an email by chance from the production company Mucho Music based in L.A., which featured a live video performance. Jasmine Garsd featured the song on her program and said, “You can’t fake the soul…Irene is so believable in her emotion.” In fall of 2012, Irene began the production of her first EP, entitled I Love You Madly. To help fund her project, Irene raised over $10,000 backed by supporters using the website Kickstarter. With the help of these funds, Irene was able to produce and record her EP, make a music video for “Crazy Love” and fund her way to the East Coast for a small tour and to attend the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York. After attending the conference, it was noted by Felix Contreras on NPR’s Alternative Latino segment titled “The Latin Alternative Music Conference 2013: Who Rocked, Who Shocked, Who Killed” that both Jasmine and himself were blown away by Irene Diaz’s voice after she had given an impromptu performance of “Crazy Love” outside the press room. “This year, we are (both) blown away by Irene Diaz…Listen to this voice.” On July 31, 2013, the release date of I Love You Madly, Irene celebrated her CD release party at the classic noir downtown venue, The Edison, in front of a packed crowd. In August 2013, Irene caught the attention of NPR’s All Things Considered host Don Gonyea, and the interview was aired nationally and presented...

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