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Afro-Cuban Roots Music with Bobi Cespedes | Yerba Buena Gardens

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Jessie Square) | 760 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2018 | SF

Between May and October in 2018, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents 100 free performances on three outdoor stages in Yerba Buena Gardens.

Admission is free and entertainment includes music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs.

Since settling in the Bay Area in 1969, Cuban-born vocalist Bobi Céspedes has been an essential cultural conduit, providing authentic Afro-Cuban roots music to a region with a passionate hunger for clave.

She made an enduring impression in the 1980s with the celebrated band Conjunto Céspedes, and gained a larger following as part of Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum and Bembé Orisha projects.

With her deep, resonant voice and captivating stage presence, Céspedes is a direct link between the new world and the old, belting out son, rumba, boleros and Yoruba incantations. Her superlative band sets a daunting standard on a scene rife with talent-packed ensembles.

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Cost: FREE


Categories: *Top Pick*, Funcheap Presents, Live Music, San Francisco, Top Annual Events
Address: 760 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
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