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LUNADA Literary Lounge - Oct. 2015

Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Featured artists Kata Miletich, Javier Navarrette, and Pedro Rosales ~ Open Mic: 8 spots on the list, five minutes each ~ Sign-up at 7:15pm
¡Candela! The October Lunada celebrates verso, canto, y tambor with an intimate evening of “unplugged” performances by prominent musicians of the contemporary Bay Area Latin music scene. Spanish born Kata Miletich is a lyricist, vocalist, and the lead singer of LoCura, one of the most popular bands in the Bay. Javier Navarrette and Pedro Rosales will be featured in a special collaborative performance of explosive Afro-Peruvian and Afro-Cuban percussion. The Lunada OPEN MIC invites poets, lyricists, storytellers, musicians, laureates and first-timers to share their inspiration under the lunar spotlight.

Featured artists Kata Miletich, Javier Navarrette, and Pedro Rosales

Open Mic: 8 spots on the list, five minutes each ~ Sign-up at 7:15pm

¡Candela! The October Lunada celebrates verso, canto, y tambor with an intimate evening of “unplugged” performances by prominent musicians of the contemporary Bay Area Latin music scene. Spanish born Kata Miletich is a lyricist, vocalist, and the lead singer of LoCura, one of the most popular bands in the Bay. Javier Navarrette and Pedro Rosales will be featured in a special collaborative performance of explosive Afro-Peruvian and Afro-Cuban percussion. The Lunada OPEN MIC invites poets, lyricists, storytellers, musicians, laureates and first-timers to share their inspiration under the lunar spotlight.

LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic 

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015, featured artists:
~ Kata Miletich
~ Pedro Rosales
~ Javier Navarrette
~ Open Mic: 8 spots on the list, 5 min. ea.
~ Hosted by Sandra García Rivera

$5.00 Admission

GALERIA DE LA RAZA
2857 24th Street, at Bryant
SF, CA 94110

LUNADA is the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word, música, song, and story. Located in the heart of the Mission District at Galería de la Raza, and guest curated by some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic word slingers and artists, each LUNADA features community poets, local legends, visiting mystics, and other mero meros of the stage.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

KATA MILETICH is a lyricist and singer born and raised in Spain. In 2005, she moved to her father’s native Bay Area and found her voice within the Bay’s vibrant Latin@ music scene. She believes music and art are some the most powerful forms of creative resistance and her lyrics are inspired by the work of Chicana feminists and surround themes of social justice and personal growth. She is currently the singer for her own band LoCura, in addition to Bay Area bands Makrú and Istanbul Connection. When she’s not on stage rocking the mic, you will find her in the kitchen.

JAVIER NAVARRETTE has dedicated himself to the study and performance of music, specializing in Afro Caribbean rhythms. Javier has studied with masters in Cuba such as Miguel Angá Díaz, Jose Luis “Changuito” Quintana, Folklórico Nacional de Cuba and Bay Area masters John Santos, Michael Spiro and Jesús Díaz. He has had the opportunity to play with such greats as Aretha Franklin, Poncho Sanchez, Los Van Van, and the “Conga Kings”: Francisco Aguabella, Carlos “Patáto” Valdez, Armando Peraza and Milton Cardona, as well as with Jon Faddis, Tootie Heath, Jerry Gonzalez, Trini Lopez, Nestor Torres, and Bobi Cespedes. In addition, Javier has had the privilege of recording with world-renowned artists Giovanni Hidalgo, Anthony Carrillo, Sandy Perez, Jimmy Bosch, José Fajardo, Orestes Vilató, Carlos Del Puerto, Dafnis Prieto, Pedro Martinez and Andy Gonzalez. Among many other bands, Javier is currently a percussionist with Jesús Díaz y su QBA, Anthony Blea y Su Charanga, Carne Cruda, La Mission Band, Hector Lugo and La Mixta Criolla, The Cuban Cow Boys and Los Mocosos—groups who play locally, nationally, and internationally. He is currently working on a new project, Machina Sol, with three other Bay Area artists to create new musical ideas. Javier recorded on three Grammy nominated albums with John Santos and the Machete Ensemble/ Folklórico Kindembo and continues to create and teach music in the San Francisco Bay Area.

PEDRO ROSALES was born in Lima, Peru. At the age of 14 he discovered the Cajon as his main musical instrument taking classes with Master Ernesto Sandoval at the Art Museum in Lima. In 1989 he was part of folklorist Julio Casanovas’ “Tradiciones Peruanas” ensemble until 1992 when he traveled to San Francisco, California to reside. In 1993 he co-founded with pianist Jorge Molina the experimental ensemble “Malambo Kombo” mixing Afro-Peruvian elements with Rock and Jazz. Pedro has also accompanied the most accomplished Peruvian touring singers & artists since 1992 including: Pepe Vasquez, Jesus Vasques, Luis Abanto Morales, Arturo Zambo Cavero, Lucia de la Cruz, Lucila Campos, Peru Negro, Bartola, Jorge Luis Jasso, Manuel Donayre, Rosa Flor, Carlos Hayre among others. Throughout the years, Pedro’s ability to play and teach the Peruvian Cajon has developed thanks to the contributions of fellow master Cajon players such as: Manuel “Manguey” Vasquez, Eusebio “Sirio” Pititi RIP, Braulio Barrera and specially with his mentor Orlando “Lalo” Izquierdo (Founder Choreographer, percussionist & dancer of Peru Negro Cultural Association). From 1995 to 2013 Pedro Rosales co-founded and directed “De Rompe y Raja” Cultural Association with choreographer Gabriela Shiroma. The main purpose for this association was the preservation and diffusion of music and traditions of the coastal region of Peru. This organization has released 4 cds under his supervision: "El Retorno" (2001), double cd "Diaspora Negra" (2009), "Huaranguito" (2011) and Co-Produced Marina Lavalle's "Sutil" (2010), with collaboration of many Afro-Peruvian Masters. In 2009 Pedro founded Proyecto Lando, Afro-Peruvian Explosion, a band that features Afro-Peruvian music incorporating a two-saxophone section. Two cds have been released so far: "The Wooden Bronze" (2010) & "La Hemorragia Del Sabor-Afro-Peruvian Explosion" (2012), and in 2014 & 2015 had collaborations with Cunamacue's director & choreographer Carmen Roman exploring contemporary elements within Afro-Peruvian dance performing at Cuba Caribe Festival, Ethnic Dance Festival & Black Choreographers Festival. Currently he’s finalizing Proyecto Landon’s thrid CD Album "Fuga Cimarron."

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