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[free] Latin Shows @ The Annex // El Cerrito

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This inspiring live music series is every Wednesday 6-8:30pm — Free!

“Neighborhood World Music Sessions” at
The Annex in El Cerrito.
Wednesdays 6pm – 8:30pm.

About free show!

The Annex Sessions will continue Wednesdays in 2024, 6-8:30pm at El Cerrito Natural Grocery Company Prepared Food Annex (The Annex).

Donations requested to support the musicians and Sunjams which funds music education to under-resourced schools.


See schedule!


Javier Navarrette Music Production is proud to co-produce “The Annex Sessions”, with Amer Burdyer (SunJams Foundation for music in schools), Jose Ruiz (DJ) and The El Cerrito Grocery Annex.

This will be our third year of bringing the Bay Area’s own world-class musicians to perform free shows for the community.

There is no cover, but inspired donations help us continue to bring music to the community and raise money for music education in local under-resourced schools with SunJams Foundation.

Where else can you enjoy your local community musical gems with your family while enjoying great food and beverages in a casual cafe setting?!

Javier Navarrette is a percussionist/educator living in the Bay Area who has dedicated himself to the study and performance of music, specializing in Afro Caribbean rhythms.

Javier has studied in Cuba with musicians from Folkloric Nacional de Cuba and has had the opportunity to perform with such greats as Aretha Franklin, Poncho Sanchez, Los Van Van, The “Conga Kings”: Francisco Aguabella, Carlos “Patáto” Valdez, Armando Peraza, Jon Faddis, Tootie Heath, Jerry Gonzalez, Trini Lopez, Nestor Torres, and Bobi Cespedes. Javier has recorded on 3 Grammy nominated albums with John Santos and the Machete Ensemble/ Folkloric Kindembo and continues to create and teach music in the San Francisco Bay Area. Javier leads his own group “ Javier Navarrette Socially Distant Friend” that include some of Bay Area most prolific musicians on the scene today. Javier is also the producer of ‘Modupue Sundays’ Music Events at the Brooklyn Basin, and also co producer of “ Neighborhood World Music Sessions at the Annex in El Cerrito.


May 15
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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