Artists from 13 Countries and our Bay Area. Over 100 Performances, Installations and Exhibitions.
See schedule of Latino shows listed below!
What: San Francisco International Arts Festival
Where: Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
When: Thursday May 23 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Tickets: $15 – $100
Box Office and Information: www.sfiaf.org or 415-399-9554
Since 2015 the San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) in collaboration with the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture has worked to expand its range of harmonically inspired offerings and this year’s program will feature 20 music concerts or other genres including live musical accompaniment.
The presentations cover many subjects as part of the Festival’s Path to Democracy theme including civil rights, social and racial justice; migration and the plight of refugees and a testimony to the re-emergent period of democracy in Spain’s post-Franco era in the mid-1970s; and concerts focused on protecting the environment and climate change.
The Festival also features two world premieres of commissioned works, four US debut concerts, three international touring artists and disciplines ranging from classical, new/experimental, choral, world, folk, jazz, rock, tango, flamenco and throat-singing and folk songs of the Tuvan and Sakha Republics in Central Asia.
Photo: Fort Mason Center.
Caminos Flamencos (USA)
Flamenco Generation X, Y, Z (World Premiere) (90 minutes without intermission)
Gallery 308. Friday May 24, 9:30pm. Tickets: $15 – $38.
Flamenco Generation XYZ is a variety showcase by Caminos Flamencos featuring the next generation of dancers and musicians comprising a span of 50 years in a concert of solidarity, collaboration and the passion of flamenco culture.
San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company (USA)
Don Quixote Rides Again (50 minutes, no intermission)
Gallery 308. Saturday May 25, 2:00pm. Tickets: $15 – $28.
Get ready for another whimsical flamenco adventure for the whole family. Master Flamenco artist Luis de la Tota stars as Don Quixote in this bilingual, rhythmic adventure filled with dazzling footwork and colorful costumes. He can rap, tap and make you laugh! Don Quixote rides again and you’re invited!
Tango Con*Fusion with Redwood Tango Ensemble (USA)
Tango Night (2019, World Premiere) (45 minutes, followed by a Milonga Dance Party)
Gallery 308. Saturday May 25, 8:00pm. Tickets: $20 – $100
Tango Night – This is not your mother’s tango! In this groundbreaking performance, Tango Con*Fusion, San Francisco’s all women company, dances to original music composed by Charles Gorzynski and his Redwood Tango Ensemble. Both groups push the traditional boundaries of the genre. Following the performance, guests are invited to stay for a milonga.
ABADÃ Capoeira San Francisco (USA & Brazil)
Spirit of Brazil 2019 (2019, World Premiere) (60 minutes, no intermission)
Gallery 308. Friday May 31, 7:00pm; Sunday June 2, 2:00pm. Tickets: $15 – $38
ABADÃ Capoeira San Francisco’s Spirit of Brazil 201919 presents the artistic elements of Capoeira through a fusion of contemporary and traditional music, dance, and martial arts from Brazil. Presented by an international cast, the dynamic acrobatic and athletic movements, history and tradition, and heart-thumping rhythms will leave you inspired!
Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco (USA & Spain)
Rock Flamenco (World Premiere) (60 minutes, no intermission)
Gallery 308. Friday May 31, 9:30pm. Tickets: $15 – $38
Rock Flamenco is inspired by the time of rock in Spain and USA from the late 1970’s through the 1990’s. The piece combines flamenco singing and clapping with electric guitar, electric bass and a drum set. Artistic Director Carola Zertuche will adapt six compositions of flamenco rock to create a unique Flamenco Performance.
Florante Aguilar (USA)
UTOM (World Premiere) (50 minutes, without intermission)
Gallery 308. Saturday June 1, 2:00pm. Tickets: $15 – $28
UTOM is inspired by the T’boli people’s practice of expressing the mysteries of the world in music, Master musician Florante Aguilar creates compelling narrative of human emotion in his compositions using both western and indigenous instruments.
Pablo Estigarribia (Argentina)
Pablo Estigarribia in Concert (60 minutes, no intermission)
Gallery 308. Saturday June 1, 9:00pm. Tickets: $15 – $38
Maestro Pablo Estigarribia is back in SFIAF to bring his unique approach on Tango music. This time the program will be focused on his latest compositions, a work that although is based in Tango structure and expression, is openly influenced by jazz and music. An alluring night of passion and elegance.