by the El Reportero’s staff
Lunada Literary Lounge (Lunada), the Bay Area’s only full moon and bilingual literary, ritual, and performance gathering. After a phenomenal fall 2012 season featuring the likes of Joseph Rios, Xochiquetzal Candelaria, Sheila Maldonado, Paul S. Flores, Mariposa Villaluna, the PO’ Poets Project of POOR Magazine, Ricky Saenz, Francisco Herrera, and the Richmond Artists With Talent (RAW), Lunada will be opening its 2013 season on Monday, February 25 with an explosive line-up showcasing the talent of John Santos, Israel Matos, and Deuce Eclipse.
On Monday, Feb. 25. Open mic sign-up at 7:15 p.m. $5 admission.
David Aguilar & Leonel Soto in Concert
Don’t miss David Aguilar and Leonel Soto, two of the most creative artists in Latino singer-songwriter music, performing together for the first time in the Bay Area. This event is also the first collaboration between La Bohemia Productions and Get My Band, a crowdfunding and fan rewards website looking to provide opportunities for international artists and enhanced experiences to their fans.
David Aguilar is one of the most versatile, creative and groundbreaking contemporary singer-songwriter to come out of Mexico’s independent scene.
This playful genre-bender masterfully blends contemporary acoustic tunes with complex lyrical experimentations and catchy yet multi-layered melodies. David’s eclectic sound emerges from the intersection between Latin-American folk, Brazilian bossa, flamenco, pop, norteño, traditional Mexican songs, bolero, among others. It is this unique convergence of rhythms and the highly poetic writings in his songs what make David Aguilar one of the most promising voices of contemporary Latin American song.
David has been highly influenced by Mexican artists such as: Mauricio Díaz “El Hueso”, Fernando Delgadillo León Chávez Texeiro, Rodrigo González, David Haro, Leonel Soto, Leticia Servin, among others. He has recorded 4 independent albums that have consolidated his trademark sound and is currently working on new songs and collaborations with renowned artists.
Friday, March 1s, at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., San Francisco, at 8 p.m. Tickets $12 adv/ $15door. Advance tix: http://www.getmyband.com/enconcierto.
Come enjoy music by a great trio
José Roberto Hernández on guitar, Lali Mejía on percussion, Rennea Couttenye on voice doing music dear to our hearts with the delightful hip twist. Add a little poetry and perhaps a dance step or two and voilá, a unique concierto primaveral.Invite a friend and rsvp, please.
At La Casa Rosada, 681 Victoria Street, San Francisco, on Sunday March, from 3 to 6 p.m. For more info visit www.rennea.com.