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Karl Evangelista’s “Bukas” with Special Guest Andrew Cyrille (SF)

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Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
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The Lab (2948 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103) | 2948 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Event Details

Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista presents Bukas (Tagalog for “Tomorrow”), a brand-new work that explores the intersection between intergenerational resistance and revolutionary music. Bukas premieres at two free concerts scheduled for May 27 at The Lab in San Francisco and May 28 at Oaktown Jazz Workshops in Oakland.

Bukas combines prerecorded interviews, documenting the firsthand accounts of veteran artists with histories in musical innovation, with cutting-edge sounds drawn from the realms of free jazz, electronic music, and noise. In doing so, this composition serves to both educate audiences on the stories of radical Black and Asian artists and thrust the narrative of creative music into the realm of tomorrow. With the end of social distancing, Bukas invites audiences of all stripes, including communities invested in activist and BIPOC causes, to enjoy a program of visceral and thought-provoking new music.

Bukas features Karl Evangelista’s Apura ensemble, including special guest Andrew Cyrille (the legendary drummer of the Cecil Taylor Unit), Asian American jazz icon Francis Wong, Bay Area free jazz legend Lewis Jordan, daring bassist Lisa Mezzacappa, and Rei Scampavia, Evangelista’s partner in acclaimed experimental duo Grex. Apura’s 2020 debut record has been hailed as a “modern classic” (Free Jazz Blog) and “improv disc of the year” (Downtown Music Gallery).

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Cost: FREE*
*Free/Donations Accepted
Categories: In Person, Live Music, Political Activism
Venue: The Lab (2948 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103)
Address: 2948 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103