“Neighborhood World Music Sessions” at
The Annex in El Cerrito.
Wednesdays 2023, 6pm – 8:30pm
El Cerrito Natural Grocery Company,
Prepared Food Annex (The Annex) – “The Annex Sessions”.
The Bob Crawford Trio:
Bob Crawford – keys
Julio de la Cruz – bass
Colin Douglas – drums.
Proyecto Lando director Pedro Rosales is a renowned cajon player celebrated for his fierce, energetic playing, his expressive vocal interpretations, his sensitivity as an accompanist, and his creative and prolific compositions.
Born in Lima, Peru, Pedro discovered his passion for the cajon at the age of fourteen, taking classes with maestro Ernesto Sandoval at the Museo de Arte de Lima. By 1989, he had joined folklorist Julio Casanovas’ Tradiciones Peruanas ensemble as a percussionist. In 1992, Pedro moved to San Francisco, where he co-founded the experimental ensemble Malambo Kombo with pianist Jorge Molina. In 1995, he co-founded De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association, who released four albums under his musical direction through 2013: “El Retorno” (2001), “Diaspora Negra” (2009), children’s album “Huaranguito” (2011) and Marina Lavalle’s “Sutil” (2010). In 2009, Pedro founded Proyecto Lando, releasing a number of original compositions in collaboration with arranger Felipe Pumarada, and performing extensively throughout Northern California.
Héctor Lugo is a percussionist, singer, song-writer, and educator. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1989 to pursue graduate studies in sociology and Latin American history at UC Berkeley. Shortly thereafter, he began to work with some of the top artists in the Bay Area’s Latin, Jazz, and Afro-Caribbean music scenes, dedicating himself to what has become a lifelong of study, performance and teaching of Latin-Caribbean music, history, and culture. Héctor has recorded with a wide range of artists and performed in venues across the United States and internationally with the likes of Louie Romero and Grupo Mazacote, Bobby Céspedes and Conjunto Céspedes, Modesto Cepeda and Cimiento de Puerto Rico, the late great Luis “Chichito” Cepeda, Jackeline Rago and the Venezuelan Music Project, Larry Vuckovich’s Jazz-Latin Quartet, the John Santos Sextet and The Machete Ensemble, Salsa legend Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, Chuchito Valdés, Los Pleneros de la 21, Pellejo Seco, Rico Pabón, Román “Ito” Carrillo and “Herencia de los Carrillo,” and Haitian folkloric ensemble Afoutayi, among others. He is the founder and director of the Latin-Roots band La Mixta Criolla, founder and co-director of the Bay Area Bomba y Plena Workshop and Las Quenepas youth ensemble, and a founding member of the Afro-Puerto Rican bomba group Aguacero. His compositions and arrangements have been featured in the documentary film “Dolores,” about the life and work of the great labor organizer and feminist leader Dolores Huertas, and in the acclaimed compilation “Salsa de la Bahía,” vol. 2 (Patois Records, 2015). Héctor has been a teaching-artist with SFJAZZ Education since 2012, developing and implementing curricula that explores the connections between music, American history, and language arts. He is also an artist in residence at La Peña Cultural Center and faculty member at the Community Music Center and the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
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.