Compiled by El Reportero’s staff
The Nicaraguan composer and singer Carlos Mejía Godoy is the special guest to open the year 2014 in San Francisco with a special presentation that will rock everyone emotions.
The author of the famous Misa Campesina Nicaragüense song that helped lead the people of Nicaragua into a revolutionary war that ousted Anastacio Somoza Debayle’s regime, is also the author of the albums El Son Nuestro De Cada Día, La Nueva Milpa, Grandes Éxitos, and A Dos Puyas, No Hay Toro Valiente.
Mejía Godoy comes accompanied with the group, La Cuneta Son Machine, whose new sound, include traditional folk and tropical music of Nicaragua played with a “Cumbia-Rock-Latin-Chinamo-Funk” flavor, making them a unique band of its kind in the country. To take effect at the legendary Cesar’s Latin Palace, 826 26th Street, San Francisco. For more info call 415-471-4613.
Voted L.A.’s ‘Best Latin Alternative Band,’ Las Cafeteras come to the Bay Area
After a successful 3-month Northwest and Midwest Tour this past fall that had them open for groups like Juanes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Las Cafeteras hit the road again.
This time, Las Cafeteras are going to different parts of the country and will be engaging communities in the East Coast (Boston, New York, Philadelphia), Texas (Austin), Florida (Miami), and Northern California. Along with their performances, Las Cafeteras will also be having cultural exchanges with universities, museums, and immigrant rights organizations with the purpose of sharing stories from their respective cities.
Las Cafeteras’ musician David Flores says, “we believe that we are all the same because we are all different and we want to use our tour as a platform to inspire people across the country to share their story through poetry, storytelling and art.”
Two presentations at UC Berkeley: on March 13, at Hearst Field Annex, and on March 14 at the Memorial Glade, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California.
Month-long Performing Arts 2014 Festival Returns to SF Public Library
Come sing with the beloved bilingual recording artist, educator and children’s author José-Luis Orozco! Children and families will sing and dance to Jose-Luis’ Spanish and English music rooted in Latin American culture. His music combines rhymes, movements, and rhythm with information, such as the alphabet, vowels, numbers, and colors. These four concerts will be a delight for the entire family.
Acrobatics, juggling, balancing, contortion, and more will be performed by Wayne Huey of Red Panda Acrobats and by the kids and teens of Circus Center’s Youth Circus. The Youth Circus will thrill with aerial acts, clowns, face painting, and a chance to join the circus at the skills workshop following the performance.
And finally, by popular demand, five puppet troupes are returning to SFPL to amuse and amaze. Magical Moonshine Theatre performs traditional European-style hand-and-rod puppet theatre. Sean’s Shadows creates tales with light and shadow from around the world. The Fratello Marionettes both educate and delight with puppets and puppeteers in full view. Ventriloquist, Tony Borders, brings some crazy critters and a magical picnic with Muppet-style hand puppets.
On March 11, José Luis Orozco in Concert, from 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon at Parque Niños Unidos, on 23rd Street & Treat. On March 12, Cartooning Workshop for Teens with Morgan Taylor, from 4:30 – 6 p.m., at the Main Library, Children’s Creative Center, 2nd floor. For more info call For more information, call 415 557-4277.