Little Village Foundation Benefit Show
Anai Adina, Mariachi Mestizo, Enriching Lives Through Music, Betty Reid Soskin, Mary Flower, Saida Dahir, Skip The Needle
Saturday, August 17th
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmFreight & Salvage
$20 ADV / $24 DOOR (plus fees)
- All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.
Little Village Foundation
Little Village Foundation is a non-profit cultural producer and record label that searches out, discovers, records and produces American roots artists who might never be revealed to the masses. Founder Jim Pugh scours all corners of the country searching for obscure artists to bring from their local communities out to the world.
Singer/Violinist Anai Morales is a High School senior from Delano, Ca. and is a member of Mariachi Mestizo, a youth ensemble that has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (SF). Enriching Lives Through Music (ELM) is a Latino youth symphonic orchestra from San Raphael, CA. This is collaborative recording for Anai ranging from solo guitar and voice to 19 piece Mariachi to over 30 pieces in an ensemble comprised of both Mariachi and orchestral instrumentalists.
Mariachi Mestizo is a modern ensemble that preserves and expands Mexico's centuries-old mariachi tradition. The youthful players, mentored by the veteran mariachi master Juan Morales (Los Camperos), dig deep into the music's history and timeless emotional appeal to make the music vital and current. Based in the town of Delano in California’s Central Valley, Mariachi Mestizo regularly perform at local community events, and the group has also played some prestigious venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall. Mariachi Mestizo's album, XX Aniversario, celebrates Mariachi Mestizo's 20th anniversary. In addition to traditional mariachi material, the album features a rendition of the pop standard "New York, New York," and a total of four songs recorded at the group’s Carnegie Hall debut in 2017.
Betty Reid Soskin
Betty Reid Soskin is a 97 year old African-American Park Ranger at The Rosie The Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic Park. In 2018 she was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of The Year. A master story teller, her life experiences are recorded here in front of a live audience.
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Mary Flower is that rare breed of American roots artist. Her devotion to the art form is both lovingly and historically accurate, yet her creativity lends it vitality and energy that it might continue, evolve and flourish. (w/The Sons Of The Soul Revivers singing on a few)
A Muslim Somali refugee living in Salt Lake City, Saida Dahir’s poetry reflects her life experience as a Somali refugee on an array of topics including gun violence and her decision to wear a hijab. This collection of poems was recorded on the eve of her high school graduation as she continues on in the fall at UC Berkeley.
Skip The Needle
Born from a group of friends jamming. Shelley Doty - guitar, Kofy Brown - drums, Katie Colpitts - guitar and Vicki Randle (the Tonight Show, Mavis Staples) bass. If Sly Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Chrissie Hynde and Chaka cloned a baby, this band would be the result. Skip the Needle is reckless, eclectic, fearless and fun, dedicated to love, and like nothing you've ever heard before.