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35th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular // San Francisco

35th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular // San Francisco

ACCIÓN LATINA ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL LINEUP OF

THE 35TH ANNUAL ENCUENTRO DEL CANTO POPULAR

35 AÑOS DE MÚSICA Y RESISTENCIA DE CHILE A LA MISIÓN

35th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular

Music and Resistance • Música y Resistencia

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

The Chapel – 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:00pm to 10:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)

Tickets:

        In advance: $35 General http://encuentro35.eventbrite.com

        At Door: $35 General/$20 Students & Seniors.

 

About:

Acción Latina is proud to announce that the Mission District’s hot new band, Soltrón, will join renowned SoCal Tropical Afro Latin combo, Quitapenas, to headline the 35th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular on Sunday, December 11th at the The Chapel, located at 777 Valencia St.

To celebrate 35 years of struggle through music, we will also be reuniting Latin American folk ensembles De Colores and Los Peludos, who were part of the very first Encuentro festival held in 1982; PLUS, Marci Manríquez will pay tribute to the life and work of her father, Rafael Manriquez, by assembling a talented group of musicians who will celebrate the music of Grupo Raíz.

This year’s lineup promises to inspire by showcasing five exciting musical groups that together form a rich cross-section of the resistance and traditional music that is the signature of the annual Encuentro de Canto Popular.

About Encuentro del Canto Popular

Founded in 1982, the Encuentro del Canto Popular festival has featured artists from across Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. It has embraced and promoted nueva canción (new song), traditional music, and innovative Latin fusion that send a melodic message of peace and solidarity to the world. The Encuentro has provided a venue where acclaimed artists come together with emerging musicians to create cultural alchemy and inspiration.

Soltrón

Born out of the rich arts community of San Francisco’s Mission district, Soltrón reflects a native fusion of afro-caribbean rhythms, Latin rock, samba batucada laced with strains of hip-hop, jazz and electronic music. A 12-piece juggernaut with a relentlessly buoyant sound, the band features some of the Bay Area’s most exciting young players. Their music addresses gentrification, displaced youth and the struggle to survive while expressing the joy, beauty and pride of their cultural traditions and family ties.

QUITAPENAS

QUITAPENAS, one word – all caps, four syllables – all claps, gives you a taste of their rhythmic contagion. This tropical Afro-Latin combo was born under the warm California sun in 2011. They borrow aesthetics from the radical 60s, 70s and 80s. Each song echoes a remix of history and invites one to engage in the liberating evenings of Angola, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and beyond. The name means “to remove worries.” Everybody has a “pena” and the mission of QUITAPENAS is simple: to make you dance and leave you worriless.

Los Peludos

Los Peludos brought to the Bay Area California-style movimiento music in the folk tradition established by Teatro Campesino and the United Farm Workers Union. Enrique and Antonio Ramirez brought their roots of traditional Mexican music along with Miguel Govea and they grooved the first Encuentro del Canto Popular with their song Aqui No Sera! condemning the US sponsored wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua.

De Colores

De Colores performs Latin American folk music. Their songs are chosen for their message and for their cultural and traditional value. They choose music from all of the Latin American countries, each country claiming its own genre. To their repertoire of music, they also include music from the United States.

Marci Manríquez y Amig@s Tribute to Grupo Raíz

Grupo Raíz came together at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, California at the beginning of 1980. The group extended the work of Rafael Manríquez, who had been singing Latin American music at peñas and solidarity events in northern California for over a year, forming a versatile six member performing group with a broad instrumental and vocal repertoire. The goals of the group were twofold: to make known the music and culture of the Latin American people, and to give support through their music to the resistance movement in Chile and to liberation movements in Latin America and throughout the world. Marci is the daughter of Rafael Manríquez and will be assembling an ensemble of musicians who will pay tribute to Grupo Raíz and the legacy of Rafael Manríquez.

CALENDAR EDITORS PLEASE NOTE

35th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular

CELEBRATING THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF STRUGGLE THROUGH MUSIC

The Chapel — December 11th, 2016

What:  35th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular

When: Sunday, December 11th, 2016

        7:00pm to 10:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)

Where: The Chapel

         777 Valencia Street

         San Francisco, CA 94110

         (415) 551-5157

Who:

  • Soltrón
  • Quitapenas
  • Los Peludos
  • De Colores
  • Marci Manriquez y Amig@s tribute to Grupo Raíz

Tickets: $35 General Admission at Encuentro35.eventbrite.com

     $20 Students/Seniors at Door

Info: Acción Latina

      2958 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

      (415) 648-1045

      www.accionlatina.org  

Media Contacts: Jesus Varela, jesus@accionlatina.orgFern Echevarria, fern@accionlatina.org

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Date: December 11, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: $35
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The Chapel

777 Valencia Street
San Francisco,