September 21, 2021
For immediate release
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Latin-American Performers Bring the Heat
to SF International Arts Festival
Calendar Editors Please Note
SFIAF 2021 Calendar Listings
Who: Multiple Artists
What: San Francisco International Arts Festival
Where: Fort Mason
When: Week-long Program: October 18 - 24.
Outdoor Festival: October 23- October 24
Single Tickets: $12 - $49. Festival Passes from $28.
Box Office and Information: www.sfiaf.org or 415-399-9554.
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San Francisco, September 21, 2021: Local Bay Area musicians and dancers showcase different sides of the Latin-American experience at the 2021 SF International Arts Festival.
Guests can immerse themselves in a melting pot of Latin-American culture by joining local Bay Area artists in a variety of live performances. The diversity and range of the immigrant experience are highlighted through hybrid Latino music and contemporary dance numbers with cultural influences from Argentina, Peru, Brazil, and many more. These seasoned performers will take audiences on a lively tour through some of America's most culturally-rich and political immigrant communities.
- Proud immigrants and self-proclaimed activists, the members of LOS NADIES have brought together shared experiences from Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Nicaragua to create a powerful and diverse new musical community in San Francisco's Mission District. Combining rock with Rumba Flamenca, Cumbia, Afro-Cuban, Peruvian & Brazilian—and taking influence from esteemed artists such as Santana, Bunburi, Calamaro, Bersuit Vergarabat and Manu Chao—Los Nadies have come up with a unique sound that will keep audiences moving and grooving under the beautiful picnic setting of Fort Mason's Eucalyptus Grove.
ABADA-CAPOEIRA SAN FRANCISCO is a diverse women-led community seeking to redefine the traditionally male-dominated art of Brazilian Capoeira. Born out of a resistance to oppression and now internationally practiced, Capoeira’s history reminds audiences of the power of resistance. A fusion of contemporary and traditional music, dance, and martial arts, Spirit of Brazil explores Capoeira as means of self-expression and as a path to freedom from oppression.
- Coming from a long history of supporting the cultural enrichment of the San Francisco Bay Area through the presentation and promotion of flamenco, THEATRE FLAMENCO produces richly imaginative and thematic shows in collaboration with local and international artists. This year, audiences can look forward to joining Señora Carola Zertuche and her newest ensemble as they celebrate the Mission District's distinctive Spanish roots.
- SANDY CRESSMAN AND HOMENAGEM BRASILEIRA will present a mix of the diversity of Brazil’s musical traditions—from the Bossa Nova of Rio, to the Samba Jazz of São Paulo, to the Baião and Frevo from the Northeast. Sandy Cressman is a sophisticated artist with worldly experience, having taught at numerous prestigious institutions, and exemplifies how multi-cultural music can both brighten our souls and broaden our perspectives.
- Two powerhouse female tango muscians, Pianist Sumi Lee and bandoneonist Hayne Solera, collaborate to create LAS ALMAS. Together, they will present traditional, nuevo, and contemporary Argentine tango music that will take the audience on a magical journey to Buenos Aires. They will perform duo and solo pieces that were written and arranged by tango legends such as Pugliese, Piazzolla, Salgan, and many more. Audiences can look forward to dancing along with the live music.
ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco (USA)
Spirit of Brazil (60 minutes w/out intermission)
Parade Ground | Saturday, Oct 23, 12:00 PM | Tickets: $20 - $25
Spirit of Brazil ’21 presents the artistic elements of Capoeira through a fusion of contemporary and traditional music, dance, and martial arts from Brazil. Born out of a fight against oppression and now internationally practiced, Capoeira’s history reminds us of the power and relevance of political resistance.
Theatre Flamenco San Francisco (USA)
Señora Carola Dominates! (working title) (60 minutes w/out intermission)
Eucalyptus Grove | Sunday, Oct 24, 4:00 PM | Tickets: $20 - $25
Artistic Director, Carola Zertuche will create a new group show to mark Theatre Flamenco de San Francisco's performance at the Festival in Fort Mason. Widely regarded for her expertise and passion in the art of Flamenco dance, she is also a strict disciplinarian and will whip the company into shape in time for the show.
Las Almas, Bandoneón and Piano Duo (USA)
Tango Music to Your Soul (60 minutes w/out intermission)
Eucalyptus Grove | Saturday, Oct 23, 3:00 PM | Tickets: $20 - $25
Las Almas will present traditional, nuevo, and contemporary Argentine tango music that will take the audience on a magical journey to Buenos Aires. They will be presenting duo and solo pieces that were written and arranged by the tango legends such as Pugliese, Piazzolla, Salgan, and many more.
Los Nadies (USA)
Los Nadies Groove in the Grove (60 minutes w/out intermission)
Eucalyptus Grove | Saturday, Oct 23, 5:00 PM | Tickets: $12 - $15
Los Nadies weave together a wide array of Latin American rhythms with rock, creating a unique and sophisticated danceable fusion that includes Rumba Flamenca, Cumbia, Afro-Cuban, Peruvian & Brazilian music, Reggae and South American folklore with poetically and politically infused lyrics.
Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira (USA)
Homage to Brazil (60 minutes w/out intermission)
Parade Ground | Sunday, Oct 24, 2:00 PM | Tickets: $16 - $20
Today's show includes the following personnel: Sandy Cressman - voice/percussion Jeff Cressman - trombone Murray Low - piano Dillon Vado - drums David Belove - bass
The outdoor component of this year's program has been underwritten by generous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Sam Mazza Foundation.
For Fiscal Year 2021-22, the San Francisco International Arts Festival is funded in part by California Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Federal Small Business Administration (through the PPP, EIDL and Shuttered Venue Grants Programs), Bernard Osher Foundation, New Place Fund, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Sam Mazza Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, WESTAF's Tourwest Program and other generous individuals and institutions.