Compiled by the El Reportero’s staff
Hailing from the Peruvian capital of Lima, La Patronal is a singular brass band rooted in the tradition of fiestas populares (or town fairs) common in rural villages across Latin America. Direct descendants of rural musicians from Peru, the members of La Patronal combine their first-hand knowledge of folk culture with their formal music studies to celebrate their heritage.
With contagious percussion, vibrant brass and winds, and the vivid visual aspects of fiestas populares, including masks and traditional dance, La Patronal’s lively performances encourage, nay demand, audience participation and dancing.
PRE-CONCERT DANCE WORKSHOP. Starting at noon, an interactive dance workshop explores different dances of Peru: cumbia, marinera, morenada and toril. The workshop invites participants to learn basic movements and learn differences between the genres, and to learn the history the dances are rooted in.
On Aug 30, at 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., at Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts., San Francisco.
Workers to March for Patient Care to Kaiser Oakland
U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-San Jose), Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Richmond), and more than 1,000 healthcare workers and their allies will march and protest this Labor Day, , to protest the corporation’s plans that would undermine patients and the people who care for them.
A similar protest will be held Sept. 3 in Los Angeles County, where an additional 1,000 Kaiser Permanente employees and allies will march and protest at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Downey.
Kaiser Permanente, which reported $29 billion in reserves in 2017 and whose CEO is paid more than $10 million a year, is seeking deep cuts that would harm patient care. It has refused to engage in bargaining over the issue, while becoming more strident in its attitude toward workers, deepening the rift between the corporation and its employees.
The March will kick off from Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster St., and continue to the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 275 W. MacArthur Blvd. Monday, Sept. 3
Legendary Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes back to life
Sergio Mendes, producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sérgio Mendes is one of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time. His hit single, Mas Que Nada, is the first Portuguese language song to ever hit Billboard’s U.S. Pop chart and Mendes’ signature mix of bossa nova and samba and distinctive pop instrumentation have ultimately come to define Brazilian music.
With a career spanning five decades, his enduring influence on the music industry continues to evolve. A three-time Grammy® Award winner, with three additional Grammy nominations, he has recorded more than 35 albums, with numerous gold and platinum albums among them. In 2012, following year, Mendes received an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Song for “Real in Rio” from the animated film Rio.
On Saturday Sept. 8. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 pm
The Adrian Areas Latin Jazz Ensemble will be performing live
This is going to be a Fantastic event full of Good Music Good Food and Beverages and Good Vibrations. Music, Family, Community and Latin Jazz At its Best with The Adrian Areas Latin Jazz Ensemble 2018 line up.
It’s a Potluck Food & Beverages will be Available.
At the Art House Gallery & Cultural Center in Berkeley. On Saturday Sept. 8, 2018. Doors 6 p.m.. Show 7 p.m.-10 p.m. All Ages welcome. $15-$25 Donation fort the arts/musicians.