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De Cajon: Tocando la Historia | Concert
September 29 | 7PM | Brava Theater
The "De Cajon! Tocando La Historia” concert, will make you experience the many facets of music featuring de cajon, an afro Peruvian drum with a rich history and influence around the world. Featuring Del Mar (Flamenco music), Fogo Na Roupa (Brasileros music), Comoloco (Rock and hip hop), and of course Jaranon y Bochinche (Afro Peruvian).
Comoloco, from San Francisco, draws on their vibrant musical and cultural backgrounds from Perù, Mexico, Chile, United States and Argentina to create an engaging blend of rock, funk, cumbia, reggae and the other world rhythms. As wild as it is diverse. Comoloco is a guaranteed to keep you moving and swaying to their music all night long.
Mexico and the United States join forces to form Del Mar Flamenco, a Bay Area Flamenco trio that has been building its collaborative forces for the past 5 years in different projects and dance companies around the United States. Artistic Director Marlon Aldana is proud to introduce the extraordinary dancer and choreographer Bianca Rodríguez, freshly arrived from a tour around her hometown, Texas and virtuoso guitarist David McLean, with Aldana on percussion. Del Mar Flamenco interweaves diverse musical backgrounds and artistic expressions, creating a unique, yet classic, Flamenco experience.
Fogo Na Roupa boasts some of the most exciting performances of Brazilian culture through music and dance in the Bay Area since 1989. Strong African, Latin American, and Caribbean influences make Fogo Na Roupa (Clothes on Fire) an exciting company of artists from varied cultural backgrounds and extensive professional experience performing under the legacy of its founder, Mestre Carlos Aceituno. Under the current direction of Jose Rivera and Metzi Henriquez, Fogo Na Roupa Grupo Carnavalesco Cultural has been awarded the Carnaval San Francisco Parade Grand Champions Award multiple times, including this 40th Anniversary Grand Parade in 2018.
Fogo Na Roupa’s performance highlights include Bay Area opener for Brazil’s popular Olodum, Carlos Santana , and Carlinhos Brown. Other highlights include headliner performances at California State Fair, the opening act for San Francisco 49ers and halftime show for Oakland Raiders, San Francisco’s Ethnic Dance Festival and SF Symphony’s 100th anniversary.
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