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Songs of Strength, Songs of Regret

Songs of Strength, Songs of Regret

Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Inspired by Greek mythology and drawing on the personal stories of Bay Area community members, Songs of Strength, Songs of Regret features a critically acclaimed cast: mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov Canales, award-winning composer Molly Joyce, acclaimed visual artist Rosemary Felt Covey, and poet Jacqueline Suskin on Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at the Hammer Theatre Center. Created by The Canales Project in partnership with the City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs, the Hammer Theatre Center, San José State University and MACLA.

Yissy & Bandancha in Concert

Yissy García and Bandancha

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 7pm

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Be a part of the San José debut of international award-winning percussionist Yissy García and her acclaimed jazz cubano band, Bandancha. Direct from La Habana, this ensemble is exemplary of the boundary-breaking stylistically hybrid sounds brewing within Cuba’s contemporary young music scene. Performance takes place at Cafe Stritch. Opening music set by DJ Jigue!

Yissy García - Drums/Bandleader
Jorge Aragón - Piano
Julio César González - Electric Bass
Julio Rigal - Trumpet
Isnay Rodríguez - DJ Jigue

Stick around after the performance for a Q&A session with Yissy and Bandancha!

Please call box office 408.998.2783 for wheelchair and/or other accomodations. Production is presented in English with some Spanish.

Online ticket sales end Sat, Dec 2, 1pm. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

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Latin Standards by Marga Gomez

Latin Standards by Marga Gomez

February 9-11, 2018

Latin Standards is Marga Gomez' new solo piece about fathers, entertainment, wealth, poverty and café cubano. Marga revisits the triumphs and demons of her father Willy Chevalier: comedian, producer, songwriter, Café El Pico spokesperson, and a prominent figure in the golden era of New York's Latino culture.