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“Brazil in the Gardens”: Pragandaia w/ Marcos Costa | Yerba Buena Gardens

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 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.

2018 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
May 6 – October 28, 2018
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission between 3rd and 4th Streets, San Francisco

No city in the Americas boasts a richer and deeper African cultural presence than Salvador da Bahia in northeastern Brazil. And vocalist Dandara Odara’s ensemble Pragandaia serves as a conduit for sounds from this world-shaking musical hotbed.

Born and raised in Salvador, she gained early recognition in the popular Bahian axé combo Banda Relógio. Over the years she’s performed with Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben Jor and shared stages with Bahian Carnaval legends such as Carlinhos Brown, Chiclete com Banana, Ivete Sangalo, Ilê Aiyê, and Olodum. As a bandleader, Odara starts with sensuous Bahian swing and adds rhythms from the Caribbean and West Africa.

At the Gardens, she is joined by special guests including Ilê Aiyê‘s lead vocalist Marcos Costa.

Event Details

Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Kids & Families, Live Music, Outdoors, San Francisco
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

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