Freight & Salvage Music Festival: Playing with Tradition

Free Music Festival Celebrating 50 Years of The Freight - Music from 11-6

Freight & Salvage Music Festival: Playing with Tradition

Zigaboo Modeliste & Linda Tillery, Beausoleil, Bang Data, BKO Quintet, Asheba, Alphabet Rockers

Saturday, September 22nd

11:00 am (event ends at 6:00 pm)

Free

Freight & Salvage Music Festival: Playing with Tradition
Freight & Salvage Music Festival: Playing with Tradition
Join us for the culmination of the Freight & Salvage's 50th anniversary year with FREE Music Festival – a party on the street in front of the venue with multiple stages, dancing, food trucks, and family-friendly activities – on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Traditional music is about connection—with our history, with our understanding of the world and the divine, and with one another. On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the Freight & Salvage Music Festival celebrates and fosters these connections that keep traditional music thriving. Since it’s founding in 1968, the Freight & Salvage has grown from a small coffeehouse into a world-famous venue for traditional music of many origins and genres.

Performances on three stages will include:

  • • First-time performance by a Bay Area Funk super-group featuring Zigaboo Modeliste (legendary drummer from The Meters) and Linda Tillery (soul, R&B, and folk vocalist and percussionist), with Will Bernard on guitar, and Wil Blades leading the group as Music Director and performing on his Hammond organ.

  • • BKO Quintet (from Bamako Mali, mixing irresistible contemporary beats and grooves with traditional Malian instruments)

  • • Beausoleil (Cajun, Zydeco, folk)

  • • Bang Data (Latin cumbia, hip-hop, and rock) with Non-Stop Bhangra dance troupe

  • • And the Alphabet Rockers (hip-hop and social justice for families)

  • • Inside, on the Freight’s main stage, Suzy Thompson (leading Bay Area traditional musician) will be curating a line-up of outstanding singer-songwriters.


  • This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
Zigaboo Modeliste & Linda Tillery
Zigaboo Modeliste & Linda Tillery
Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste is a master drummer, rhythm innovator, percussionist, and New Orleans legend. The most highly-acclaimed drummer ever to hail from the Crescent City, Ziggy’s creativity has been a wellspring of funk influence for three decades, inspiring many hip-hop tracks. His innovative work as a member of the internationally acclaimed R&B group, The Meters, as well as his side work with artists like Keith Richards, Robert Palmer and Dr. John, have garnered him an unparalleled level of respect among musicians and fans. Ziggy’s style is unique. He is a master of creating funk grooves and new concepts for funk drumming. Zigaboo’s music consistently demonstrates his brilliance as the premier funk drummer of the contemporary era.

Before becoming a prominent figure in women's music in the 1990s, San Francisco native Linda Tillery began her singing career in the 1960s with the gender-integrated psychedelic/soul band the Loading Zone, which was modeled somewhat after Sly and the Family Stone. After two albums with that band,Tillery released her solo debut, Sweet Linda Divine, on CBS in 1970 to enthusiastic reviews and high praise. She spent most of the '70s singing and playing drums on over 40 albums, including efforts byMary Watkins and Teresa Trull. Having become a staff musician and producer at Olivia Records,Tillery released her second solo album, a self-titled effort, on the label in 1978, garnering a Bay Area Music Award for Best Independently Produced Album; Tillery has twice gone on to win Bay Area Jazz Awards for Outstanding Female Vocalist.
Beausoleil
Beausoleil
BeauSoleil (also known as BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet or Michael Doucet & BeauSoleil) is a group specializing in Cajun music, founded in 1975. It's based in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.

Line-up:
Michael Doucet - violin, guitar, accordion, mandolin, vocals
David Doucet - guitar, vocals
Jimmy Breaux - accordion
Billy Ware - percussion
Tommy Alesi - drums
Mitch Reed - fiddle, bass
Bang Data
Bang Data
Based in Oakland, California - Bang Data is like California itself - built on Latin traditions, but deeply hybrid in expression. This beloved SF Bay Area based band - led by singer/emcee Deuce Eclipse who’s well known by hip-hop fans as an accompanying voice to the legendary Zion I, and producer/instrumentalist Caipo who has become a sought out name producing & mixing in the San Francisco music scene and abroad - they spin cumbia, hip-hop and rock into a new language of sound for the people. The ensemble is releasing their third studio album LOCO this Fall. Most known for their song placement of the self-titled track “Bang Data” from their album La Sopa” on AMC’s hit TV Drama ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 4, Episode titled ‘Salud’. But since the 2016 release of the Quiero Creedence - a Latin tribute album to legendary rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bang Data has received a growing wave of attention, including from the legends CCR themselves!
BKO Quintet
BKO Quintet
BKO Quintet’s music is born from a meeting between five established artists.
This gathering provides a journey into the heart of the contemporary Mali.
Asheba
Asheba
Asheba is a musical storyteller who specializes in calypso, the musical and folkloric oral tradition of Trinidad, Asheba's homeland. Stories of hope and happiness are the focus of his songs, which range from original lullabies to fast tempo tunes to remakes of classics such as Itsy Bitsy Spider, Five Little Monkeys, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and You Are My Sunshine.
Alphabet Rockers
Alphabet Rockers
Alphabet Rockers are 2018 GRAMMY Nominees, known for making music that makes change. Their intergenerational hip hop concerts are the soundtrack for social justice, packing the Freight & Salvage with every Patchwork Series show for kids (age 4-10). Their music inspires families around the world to be proud of who you are, speak out and stand up for justice.