Compiled by the El Reportero‘s staff
The De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park has opened its doors for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced its closure in March.
On Tuesday, the museum welcomed back members, but will reopen to the general public starting on Friday. Ticketed reservations are required.
The museum is featuring a special exhibit with works from Frida Kahlo. Originally slated to end in July, the exhibit will continue through February 2021.
Building America’s Business Future
Securing Wealth and Health for all Latinos
The 2020 USHCC National Conference is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. Each year, we bring together local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, Hispanic business leaders, and corporate partners, to foster Hispanic economic development for the greater American economy. The safety of our members and guests is our top priority. We are hosting our first virtual USHCC National Conference in order to comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In this context, we merged our 2020 USHCC Legislative Summit with the 2020 USHCC National Conference to engage in policy-driven interactive discussions with America’s business leaders, members of Congress and the Administration, and other partners as we provide informational sessions on rescuing and growing your Hispanic-owned business during the COVID-19 pandemic, expand your relationship network, and advocate as one unified voice for our country’s 4.7 million Hispanic owned businesses.
This year’s conference will take place virtually between Sept. 27 and Sept. 29, 2020. We look forward to seeing you virtually soon!
Online series on the rhythmic roots of Afro-Latin music
Santos will be taking a deep dive every Wednesday evening Sept 23-Oct 14 from 6-8 p.m into a new aspect of the rhythmic roots of Afro-Latin music including Afro-Cuban, Afro-Puerto Rican, and Afro-Brazilian forms. Each live presentation will also feature selections from Santos’ legendary collection of audio and video recordings, including many early and rare recordings of the musicians and musical genres he’ll be discussing
The program is presented by the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco together with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Audiences pay what they can and should register on the Museum’s website for instructions on how to join the online audience at https://www.moadsf.org/calendar/
There is a week by week break down of the specific styles he’ll be covering on that page as well if you want more detail.
A 2012 San Francisco Latino Heritage Arts Awardee, born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District amidst an extended family of Puerto Rican musicians, Santos has been at the center of the Bay Area’s Latin music scene for over forty five years.
He served on the Smithsonian Institution’s Latin Jazz Advisory Committee and has played an essential role in expanding Latin jazz’s rhythmic lexicon beyond the foundational Cuban grooves. He has produced a steady stream of critically-acclaimed, peer-respected recordings on his Machete Records label since 1984 and has travelled the world as a teacher and lecturer since the mid-eighties.
Known for his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music, John has performed and/or recorded with masters such as Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Cachao, Eddie Palmieri, James Moody, Omar Sosa, McCoy Tyner, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Bebo Valdés. He is faculty at the California Jazz Conservatory, SF State University, College of San Mateo and Jazz Camp West and is an Advisory Board member of Oaktown Jazz, Living Jazz, and the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance (NY), and a Trustee of SFJAZZ.