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African American / Juneteenth

Artists are listed in alphabetical order.


Dee Spencer

The BluesFem Project: Smile Orange

Date(s) & Time(s)Saturday, June 17, 5:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes w/out intermission
Location: 2781 24th St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: BRAVA Cabaret
Ticket Prices: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28


A musical experience arranged and directed by jazz luminary, Dee Spencer, combining the 1976 film, Smile Orange with a live performance of the soundtrack composed by trombonist Melba Liston (1926–1999). Blending soul, R&B, jazz, pop and blues with traditional Jamaican sounds, it is Dee’s homage to Liston and author Trevor D. Rhone (1940–2009).


Diamano Coura West African Dance Company

JUSAT

Date(s) & Time(s)Saturday, June 17, 8:00 PM
Duration: 80 minutes w/out intermission
Location: 2781 24th St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: BRAVA Theater
Ticket Prices: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28


A ritual performance that blends traditional West African dance with contemporary American influences and features both traditional and pop music from Senegal and Mali. A dynamic suite with four scenes that represent the cyclical stages of life’s trajectory.


Gamal Abdel Chasten

Crawfish - We The Invisible

Date(s) & Time(s)Saturday, June 17, 6:00 PM, Sunday, June 18, 4:30 PM
Duration: 75 minutes w/out intermission
Location: 2781 24th St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: BRAVA Studio
Ticket Prices: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $30


On September 11th, 2020 Cristofer Cruz (Crawfish) tells his story. It chronicles his journey from being a New Orleans homeowner pre-hurricane Katrina to eventually becoming a homeless resident of the Bay Area. An account synonymous with the issues of homelessness, gentrification and global warming.


Gisela Tangui

The Voodoo Cabaret

Date(s) & Time(s)Sunday, June 18, 6:00 PM
Duration: 75 minutes with intermission
Location: 2781 24th St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: BRAVA Cabaret
Ticket Prices: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28


Gisela Tangui’s compositions reflect a singular relationship to the Orishas/Loas of the African diaspora and are written to fulfill her personal spiritual quest as well as entertain, educate and inspire. Gisela incorporates extensive percussion, rock instrumentation, humor, devotion and her operatic voice to connect and uplift her audience and community.


John Calloway

Buffalo Soldiers in the Philippine-American War: A Crisis of Conscience

Date(s) & Time(s)Saturday, June 17, 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes w/out intermission
Location: 2781 24th St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: BRAVA Cabaret
Ticket Prices: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28


A preview workshop presented in anticipation of its upcoming Fall premiere, “Buffalo Soldiers” brings an artistic perspective to the dilemma African American soldiers faced over the American military's treatment of native Filipinos, which in some ways was historically similar to their treatment by white society in the United States.


The Last Supper Party

LSP Season End Celebration

Date(s) & Time(s)Saturday, June 17, 8:00 PM
Duration: 120 minutes w/out intermission
Location: 2781 24th St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: BRAVA Cabaret
Ticket Prices: FREE Admission


The series concludes its second season with a move to the Mission district. Series curator, Kimi Sugioka, brings together an all-star cast of local artists and wordsmiths to mark the occasion. Included in the still evolving line-up are: Darius Simpson, devorah major, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Mimi Tempestt and Ayodele Nzinga.


Put Ur Play On Productions

Unapologetically Black: Here for Facilitating Harm Reduction Services for Those in Need, Incorporated

Date(s) & Time(s)Saturday, June 17, 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes w/out intermission
Location: 2840 Mariposa St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: Theatre of Yugen
Ticket Prices: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28


"Unapologetically Black" is a great jumping-off point for a dialogue about racism and the possibilities of ally-ship. This initiative is a celebration of Black creatives coming together with allies to use art as a way to usher in the change they want to see in the world.


Speakeasy Storytellers Series

Speakeasy Storyteller Series

Date(s) & Time(s)Saturday, June 10, 6:30 PM
Duration: 60 minutes w/out intermission
Location: 2781 24th St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: BRAVA Studio
Ticket Prices: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28


The Speakeasy program provides inter-generational and multi-cultural stories for the purpose of connecting our common experiences. Performers have included artists, medical doctors, carpenters, jazz singers, business women, tech workers and parents.


US in the U.S.

What Had Happened Was...

Date(s) & Time(s)Friday, June 16, 8:00 PM, Saturday, June 17, 5:30 PM, Sunday, June 18, 2:30 PM
Duration: 60 minutes w/out intermission
Location: 2840 Mariposa St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: Theatre of Yugen
Ticket Prices: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28


A production that takes the audience through a process of shedding identity. An African-AMercan orphan's journey through the past exploring generational trauma and letting go. Making choices in the present moment and navigating the future. Ultimately selecting one’s own identity or deciding not to have one at all!


San Francisco International Arts Festival
Phone Number: 415-399-9554 | Email: [email protected]
1222 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

 

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