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34th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular: The Sounds of Cuba Libre // SF

34th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular: The Sounds of Cuba Libre // SF 2

Let’s dance to the sounds of global and local rhythms!

NYC’s very own La Mecánica Popular (Names You Can Trust) make their Bay Area debut with psychedelic salsa sound.

In addition, celebrated local Salsero fusionist John Santos and breakout Latin soul 10-piece ensemble out of the Mission, Soltrón – fresh off raising $12,000 via Kickstarter.

Time:

Encuentro backdrop exhibition opens at 6 PM / Concert starts at 7 PM.

Link: http://on.fb.me/1Yic3G1

34th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular: The Sounds of Cuba Libre!

About:

On December 6, Acción Latina Community Center, home of the nation’s oldest bilingual newspaper, El Tecolote, will host an encuentro or a “discovery” featuring music groups from all over the country and local groups who have called San Francisco home.

This event comes in the midst of a narrative around the Mission’s tech-fueled development in the last decade and is inspired by President Obama’s groundbreaking decision to improve political relations between Cuba and the United States.

This year’s festival is inspired by President Obama’s groundbreaking decision to improve political relations between Cuba and the United States. Our lineup showcases three ensembles that represent the diverse rhythms and music of Cuba and the Caribbean. And, for the first time ever, this year we are presenting a pre-concert art exhibition of 8 historic Encuentro backdrops designed by local Latino visual artist Juan R. Fuentes. This year’s Encuentro promises to be an unforgettable event that no one will want to miss.

 

The bands:

Encuentro del Canto Popular will include three ensembles that represent the diverse rhythms and music of Cuba and the Caribbean.

1. Bay Area’s own John Santos and the John Santos Sextet with special guest Roberto Hernandez will warm up the event with a unique fusion which could only be born in the Bay and which was recently celebrated at a very special SF Jazz performance.

2. In addition, performances from the standout 10-piece ensemble, Soltrón – who recently raised over $12,000 via Kickstarter to fund their forthcoming debut album.  Listen to Soltrón on Radio Coyote recently live From The Mission.

3. Finally, La Mecánica Popular will be bringing their infectious and experimental tropical groove live from the sweaty dance floors of New York City, where redlining and gentrification have reached dangerous levels.  This is the group’s Bay Area debut.  Listen to La Mecanica Popular’s cover of Michael Jackson’s Thriller via Wax Poetics.

34th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular: The Sounds of Cuba Libre // SF 1

Standing in solidarity with community members of San Francisco’s Mission District, La Mecánica Popular, Soltrón and John Santos will lead us through a night of dancing and celebration of space.

For the first time ever, the event will be kicked off with a pre-concert art exhibition by local Latino visual artist Juan R. Fuentes, celebrating Cuba Libre and the opening up of diplomatic relations.

Time:

Encuentro backdrop exhibition opens at 6 PM / Concert starts at 7 PM.

Link: http://on.fb.me/1Yic3G1

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December 06 2015

Details

Date: December 6, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:59 pm
Cost: $18.00
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Website: Visit Event Website

Venue

The Chapel

777 Valencia Street
San Francisco,