El Sur También Existe, Musical Dreams

El Sur También Existe, Musical Dreams

John Santos Trio, Osvaldo Torres & Silvia Balducci, Marci Manriquez Band, Luis Valverde Andean Dance Troupe

Saturday, October 12th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$26 ADV / $30 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

El Sur También Existe, Musical Dreams
El Sur También Existe, Musical Dreams
A joyful evening of roots music from the tip of the South America to the Rio Grande, with three groups of distinctive styles - John Santos - Afro-Caribbean Sabor, Osvaldo Torres & Silvia Balducci's Andean whispers and Marci Manriquez' experimental ballads and Latin American music. We will be joined by Luis Valverde's Dance Company a colorful, soulful Andean Dance Troupe and we will be honoring the music of Rafael Manriquez, the prolific Chilean composer who graced our stages for over 30 years with masterful presentations of Latin American Song.
John Santos Trio
John Santos Trio
Beyond his career as a master percussionist, John Santos is an
invaluable educator and cultural activist, a keeper of the
Afro-Caribbean flame steeped in Cuban and Puerto Rican folkloric traditions as well as salsa and Latin jazz. Born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District amidst an extended family of Puerto Rican and Cape Verdean musicians, he’s been at the center of the Bay Area’s Latin music scene for over four decades. As a visionary bandleader and noted historian, he has served on the Smithsonian Institution’s Latin Jazz Advisory Committee.
Osvaldo Torres & Silvia Balducci
Osvaldo Torres & Silvia Balducci
Osvaldo Torres and Silvia Balducci have joined their musical paths creating new sound compositions with Osvaldo’s stories of the pueblos originarios and the Silvia’s reinvented interpretations of Nueva Cancion.

Osvaldo Torres is one of most important multi-talented artists of the Chilean Canto Nuevo generation who through the power of their songs led to the dismantling of the Pinochet Dictatorship (1973-1989).

Silvia Balducci is originally from Rome, Italy. An accomplished singer-guitarist a versatile songwriter-producer and activist. She is known for her emotional interpretations and her passion for the New Chilean Song movement.
Marci Manriquez Band
Marci Manriquez Band
Composer, passionate vocalist and multi-talented artist Marci Manriquez has a long history of musical adventures in the Bay Area with performances using her married name Marci Valdivieso and the musical project Duamuxa. Her most recent CD project premieres at the Freight & Salvage on October 12th celebrating the music of South America with a special homage to Rafael Manriquez, her father and prolific composer of beautifully woven Latin American songs.
Luis Valverde Andean Dance Troupe
Luis Valverde Andean Dance Troupe
Choreographer Luis Valverde is also a musician, dancer and researcher of Andean Art. Member of a family of artists, he began his career in Lima in 1991. He has been Director of the Conjunto de Zampoñas de San Marcos in Lima and also member of AC Brisas del Titicaca, the Center for Peruvian Music Reasearch (CIDEMP) and the Center of Folkore of San Marcos University (CUF). Member of the International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO), currently he works as Artistic Director of AC Kanchis and of his own “Valverde Dance Company”.