Con Brio, Duniya Dance & Drum Company R&B Afternoon | Yerba Buena Gardens
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Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Saturday, May 14, 2016
SF’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2023 (May 6 – Oct. 28)
New school soul meets old world grooves.
Today’s program features two of the most exciting acts to emerge from the Bay Area in the past decade and a fantastic theater performance.
- Propelled by the snake-hipped young vocal phenom Ziek McCarter, Con Brio extends the dance-inducing funk legacy of Sly & the Family Stone and R&B trailblazers like D’Angelo and Prince with a combustible mix of pulsating rhythms, scorching guitar, punchy horns, and the churn of a Hammond organ.
- Founded in 2007 by esteemed cultural activists Joti Singh and Bongo Sidibe, Duniya Dance & Drum Company combines two vastly sophisticated musical cultures with a singular synthesis of Guinea’s West African polyrhythms and Punjab’s North Indian grooves.
In Black Orpheus: Una Historia de Amor guitar-toting poet Orpheus ventures into the underworld in an attempt to retrieve his beloved Eurydice, stolen by Death. Set in a mythical barrio during Carnival, A.C.T.’s Stage Coach production layers Afro-Latino rhythms to create a classic love story with a Carnival heartbeat.
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