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February at CIIS Public Programs & Performances: Suzanne Vega (2/8) and Eric Bibb & Habib Koite (2/16)

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 20, 2013 07:25pm | Post a Comment

CIIS Public Programs & Performances have an action-packed month this February with two amazing shows:

Catch Suzanne Vega on Friday, February 8thsuzanne vega at the Herbst Theatre in SF. Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world's best-known halls. Get your tickets HERE!

On Saturday,  February 16th, Eric Bibb and Habib Koite join the rhythms of their guitars and voices in some transatlantic blues at the Herbst Theatre in SF.

"I watched my parents and it rubbed off on me", this is how Habib Koite traces the origins of his profession and talent as a 20th century griot. He is the heir to an ancestral knowledge set to song that places him among the most influential voices of contemporary Africa. Eric Bibb, who also absorbed some of his talents from family, is the god son of Paul Robeson and has established his name in the new generation of blues-men without renouncing the legacy of folk and gospel. Get your tickets HERE!

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Sweet Honey in the Rock: Celebrating the Holydays, December 8th in Oakland

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 19, 2012 06:49pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music and CIIS Public Programs & Performances present Sweet Honey in the Rock: Celebrating the Holydays on December 8thHoney in the rock at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland.

Internationally renowned a capella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock presents a one-of-a-kind seasonal concert, celebrating music from many faiths and religions of the globe through stunning vocal prowess rooted in the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions. With American spirituals, Latin, Chinese, African, and Hebrew influences, this program honors the holiday spirit from Christmas to Kwanzaa. Founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973 (with Mie, Carol Maillard and Louise Robinson) at the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company, Sweet Honey In The Rock has been a vital and innovative presence in the music culture of Washington, D.C., and in communities of conscience around the world.
 

CIISDon't miss your chance to see this dynamic group! Get your tickets HERE!
 

Not in Our Name: Dia de Los Muertos Concert with The John Santos Sextet, Oct. 27th in SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 1, 2012 04:40pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music and CIIS Public Programs & Performances present Not in Our Name: Dia de Los Muertos Concert with The John Santos Sextet on October 27thJohn Santos Sextet at the Brava Theatre in San Francisco.

"Perhaps the most innovative Latin Jazz group playing today outside Cuba...highly innovative, intimately explosive."


East Bay Express

Five-time Grammy nominee and USA Fontanals Fellow, John Santos, and his stellar Sextet shed light on the historical and cultural significance of Latin Jazz, as well as its aesthetic characteristics pertaining to instrumentation, rhythm, interpretation and improvisation. Organized in 2003, they specialize in educational presentations from lecture/demonstrations to detailed clinics focusing on any number of relevant subjects such as composition, arrangement, rhythmic development, stylistic interpretation, studio performance, etc. Their repertoire consists of exciting arrangements from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the US, as well as original compositions. Their first CD, Papa Mambo, was released on John's Machete Records label in the summer of 2007. Their second CD, Perspectiva Fragmentada, was released in October, 2008. Equally at home with a dance or concert repertoire, the John Santos Sextet presents a wide range of styles and rhythms for audiences of all ages.
CIIS
Don't miss your chance to see this dynamic group! Get your tickets HERE!

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G.S. Sachdev and Swapan Chaudhuri in SF, 5/5

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 12, 2012 07:07pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music and CIIS Public Programs & Performances present G.S. Sachdev and Swapan Chaudhuri on May 5thG.S. Sachdev and Swapan Chaudhuri at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Saturday, May 5, 2012
8:00PM
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
$25/$35/$50/$65
415.392.4400
Group discounts available for 10 or more!
More info HERE!

“…haunting performance…the sound of his flute rings with an indescribable purity”
New York Times

G.S. Sachdev is recognized worldwide as one of the premier performers of the bansuri, the traditional Indian flute. The depth of emotion he evokes from a simple length of bamboo is truly awe-inspiring. This music is handed down from master to student, generation to generation. With Sachdev's superb technical artistry, powerful devotion to the Indian Classical idiom, and profound love for his instrument, he has carved out a place for the bansuri as a beautiful exponent of Indian music. Swapan Chaudhuri started learning tabla at the age of five. Chaudhuri’s music is the spontaneous expression of his powerful emotions and his deep knowledge of tabla. It is undoubtedly through his clarity and elegance of performance, both as an accompanist and as a soloist, that he has achieved such notoriety throughout the world as a true master of tabla.
CIIS
Don't miss your chance to see this dynamic group!


The Touré-Raichel Collective, April 26th in SF!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 27, 2012 04:09pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music and CIIS Public Programs & Performances present The Touré-Raichel Collective featuring Vieux Farka Touré, Idan Raichel, Souleymane Kané, and Amit Carmeli on AprilThe Touré-Raichel Collective Vieux Farka Touré dan Raichel 26th at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.

Thursday, April 26, 2012
8:00PM
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
$25/$45/$65/$85
Get tickets HERE or call 415.392.4400
Group discounts available for 10 or more!

"...original guitar music of such fluidity, technique, rhythmic invention, and passion, that it is virtually unequaled..."
- AllMusic

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