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The Dogon Lights: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

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Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 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.


West Oakland meets West Africa in Dogon Lights, a bumpin’ combo that combines influences from hip-hop and electronica, funk and reggae, rock, trance and far-flung international traditions from Brazil to Mali. What makes this band so arresting is the electro-acoustic blend. Evan Fraser supplies the irresistible twang on the kalimba, berimbau, Malian kamale n’goni, and slide guitar, while Vir McCoy’s provides monster grooves on Gnawan sintir and djeli-n’goni, electric bass and guitar (Fraser and McCoy also play together in Hamsa Lila). Bongo Sidibe is a native of Guinea and a master djembe drummer. With Ashel Seazuns rapping and rhyming over Garry Norris’ hip hop beats on the drum kit, The Dogon Lights deliver an Afro-hip-hop sound unlike any other Bay Area band.

Event Details

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