SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian's

 

 

SF Live Arts
at Cyprian’s

formerly the
Noe Valley Music Series

2097 Turk Street
San Francisco 94115

Tel 415.454.5238

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    2015

    2 GREAT SHOWS AT 2 GREAT VENUES!

     

    At St. Cyprian's, 2097 Turk (near Masonic) in San Francisco:

    RAINBOW GIRLS

    DGIIN

     

    Saturday, March 21 8:00pm

    Special Admission Price-All tickets $10!

     

    "They play every show balls-out.  Their sound refuses categorization.” –Jana Macklin, Santa Barbara Sentinel

    Rainbow Girls is a group of female musicians who have molded a truly original sound that is influenced by roots in folk, Americana, gypsy, funk, soul, punk-bluegrass and rock.  In addition to their soaring harmonies, these multi-instrumentalists switch back and forth among acoustic and electric guitar, accordion, harmonica, banjolele, mandolin, bass, cello, keys, ukelele, kazoo, djembe, drum kit and many other instruments.

    Born in an underground open mic night a few years ago, they started out performing in the Santa Barbara/SoCal area before a European tour of clubs & street performances.  Since their return, they have evolved into an electric stomp-folk band complete with drums, bass, and a slew of original music.  In May 2013 they released their debut album, “The Sound of Light,” making fans of audiences throughout the UK and the rest of Europe, as well as the US.  Since the end of their 2014 tour dates, they have been holed up in their new home north of San Francisco recording their newest album, which they will preview at tonight’s concert.

    Dgiin (pronounced GIN) is known as a band with a unique style encompassing various cultures and influences and songs sung mainly in French.

    Front man, Gabe Pirard, strums and picks the guitar in a seriously French-Roma-Flamenco style with a twist. Singing in French, Gabe is joined on stage by members of Dgiin: Jomial Jones, Magali Sancartier, Jimmy Inciardi, Chris LeDief, Nick Hasty and Zach Morris on bass, violin, saxaphone, guitar, flute and drums.

    The Flamenco-Django-esque band, also winner of the North Bay Music Awards on numerous occasions, puts on one memorable show accessible to all types of tastes and ages. Their energetic performance is not to be missed!

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    At the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez in San Francisco:

    After 4 years we return to our original venue for a special performance!

     

    ShadowLight Productions presents:  

    Wayang Bali: Balinese Shadow Play

     

    Saturday, April 11 8:00pm

    $25 door / $20 advance

    Performed by Artistic Director and Shadow Master Larry Reed
    Featuring ShadowLight Gamelan Gender Wayang: Carla Fabrizio, Paul Miller & Sarah Willner.


    Wayang Bali, the Balinese shadow play, is one of the most exciting undiscovered events of world theater. Until recently, language barriers have kept its drama and humor hidden from the world at large. Plots for Wayang Bali are drawn from the Mahabharata myth cycle, in which five brothers are pitted against one hundred jealous cousins in a struggle for power involving gods, demons, magical weapons, and the inevitable beautiful princess. Larry and the Gamelan musicians make it possible for Western audiences to enjoy this classical form of storytelling adding contemporary humor & references to the traditional stories.

    ShadowLight Productions
    is one of the very few professional shadow theatre companies in the world honoring ancient shadow theatre traditions while innovating through the use of contemporary technologies and interdisciplinary approaches. Founded in 1972 by Larry Reed, the company’s mission is to expose the general public to shadow theatre in a wide range of forms including, but not limited to, live performances, film, and other media. In addition to the entertainment value, their work serves as a tool for cultural diplomacy.   www.shadowlight.org

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    Doors open 25 minutes before the concert.

     

     

    Coming up…

    Sat May 16, 8PM  -  DIRTY CELLO, LITTLEST BIRDS (at Cyprian's)

    Sat May 30, 8PM - THE LADY CROONERS, MERRYGOLD (at Cyprian's)

    Sat June 13, 8PM - QUILLES & CLOUD, ANNE & PETE SIBLEY (at Cyprian's)

     

    About SF Live Arts

    Presented by Larry Kassin since 1981, SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s has earned a reputation as one of the most diverse and innovative music/performance series in the Bay Area. See the archive of past events….

    Located at St. Cyprian’s Church, the series has garnered praise for its programming of nationally and internationally known musicians (many who’ve won Grammys, Guggenheim Fellowships and other awards) and Bay Area performers of the highest quality.

    In the News…

    Noe Valley series' new home has familiar vibe

    Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, February 6, 2011

    The Music Man

    Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, January 8, 2006