SOLIDARITY with GAZA: Diana Gameros, Locura // SF

Sunday, March 17th 7pm-11pm
Bissap Baobab
2243 Mission St, San Francisco.

$25-50+ suggested donation in advance or at the door. Please consider buying a ticket to support even if you aren’t sure you can make it 🙏

Please join us for an unforgettable evening of music, dance, poetry and Bay Area community solidarity to raise funds for Gaza relief efforts during this catastrophic time.

All proceeds will rbe donated to MECA (Middle East Children’s Alliance). Special thanks to Balkan Sundays for hosting us (on St. Patrick’s Day)!

Musical and dance acts include LoCura, Diana Gameros, Miriam Peretz, La Zuli, Kali Orchestar, Melissa Cruz, Basel Khoury and more!!

Live art by Hash Hadi and silent auction with incredible services and goods donated by our wonderful community.

Please give as generously as you can!

MECA works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment, and education. The MECA team is currently distributing food parcels in all areas of Gaza, and visiting the schools with displaced families to see what is needed while also supporting medical aid to their NGO partners.

Artist bios:

For the past 11 years, Oakland-based LoCura has crafted their own unique musical identity: “Califas Mestizo Music,” a blend of Latin American and Iberian rhythms such as rumba, cumbia, salsa and flamenco influenced by punk rock, ska, rap, dub, reggae, dancehall with local and global lyrical themes. The band’s name (“it cures it”) reflects their ethos of making music a remedy, a theme which permeates lyrics such as “la cultura cura la locura (culture cures the madness).”

Diana Gameros is a singer, guitarist, pianist, composer, songwriter, music instructor and social justice activist, based in San Francisco, California. She was born and raised in Ciudad Juárez, México and immigrated to the United States as a teenager to study music in Michigan. Over the last decade in the Bay Area she has released two albums of original songs written in Spanish and English, and Mexican classic songs.

La Zuli, led by violinist Briana Di Mara and guitarist Anis Sehiri, highlights the best of the eclectic Bay Area world music scene. They weave fresh original melodies and danceable rhythms influenced by traditional music everywhere from Spain to North Africa to the Balkans and beyond. With lush harmonies and improvisations combining with powerful bass and drums, the music is uplifting and inspiring.

Miriam Peretz weaves movement and ritual together to create safe, communal spaces for healing and empowered embodiment. She is a life-long dancer who has immersed herself in the study of dance forms and sacred movement practices from around the world, focusing on Central Asian dance, and the mystical practices of Sufi whirling and ritual. Miriam sees dance as a uniquely powerful means of expressing deep emotion and spiritual yearning, and therefore the perfect embodiment of prayer.

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