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Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

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SF’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2022 (May 7 – October 29)

The 2022 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival announces the lineup of over 100 free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival will open on Saturday, May 7 at 1:00pm with Cuban percussionist Jesús Díaz y su Habana Afro-Cuban Ensemble with an opening set from Chulita Vinyl Club at 12:30pm.

Please note there are a few pre-festival events from April 20 to May 4 including The History of Black Music (Sat. April 23) and a Yerba Gardens Tree Tour (Sat. April 30)

Now in its 22nd year, the Festival will run each and every week and weekend until October 29 and is located between Mission and Howard Streets and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco.  For more information, visit ybgfestival.org.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2022

May 7 – October 29, 2022
Plus pre-festival events April 20-May 3
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission btwn Third and Fourth, SoMa, SF
FREE

Directions & Parking | Admission-Free Seating | Performance Times | See the Full Calendar

Founded and directed by renowned flutist, arranger and composer John Calloway in 1999, the Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SF State has served as an important platform for generations of excellent musicians. Dedicated to preserving and performing dance and concert music from Cuba and other Latin American cultures, the 25-member ensemble is dedicated to sharing sounds and rhythms that have profoundly influenced American music since the 19th century. Upholding the highest musical standards, the ensemble has risen to every challenge over the years, joining forces with legendary performers such as Cuba’s iconic Orquesta Aragon, Cuban bass innovator Israel “Cachao” Lopez and Panamanian-born Bay Area timbales master Benny Velarde. With a two-decade track record of excellence, the ensemble calls forth the best from each new class.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Funcheap Presents, Outdoors, San Francisco
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA