Today at 7:30 PM – 10 PM
Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom Street @ 23rd Street, San Francisco, California 94110
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 7pm doors, 7:30pm show
Admission: $15-20 sliding scale
*A limited quantity of additional tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
The marimba de chonta (“the piano of the forest”) is an emblematic instrument of the culture of the Afro-Pacific coast of Colombia and Ecuador.
The genre known as “Música del Pacífico” represents a profound cultural heritage that developed on the rivers and rainforests along the coast, in relative isolation from outside influences. With little distinction between artists and audience, marimba music is more than a performance; it is a collective community experience and a tool of resistance. Equally enjoyable for dancing, listening, and singing along, you can expect powerful percussion, dynamic arrangements, and serene melodies.
(on marimba de chonta, bombos, cununos, guasás)
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Neblinas del Pacífico hail from Colombia, California, and Canada/Holland/Indonesia, and are based between the Mission District and East Oakland. They are associated with several musical projects such as the Golden Circle Sextet, La Pelanga, Calmao, and Mojarra Frita. They are one of the first U.S.-based groups to bring the marimba de chonta musical tradition from the Afro-Colombian Pacífico to the U.S. Pacific Coast.