Salsa and Latin music shows at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival-San Francisco, USA

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Jerry González & The Fort Apache Band
Saturday, August 16
1:00pm-2:30pm
Free
Yerba Buena Gardens
760 Howard Street
For information 415-541718, www.ybgfestival.org
Trumpeter/conguero Jerry González is one of Latin jazz’s most innovative artists. The band was featured in the critically-acclaimed documentary Calle 54. Now living in Spain, the six-time Grammy nominee has collaborated with jazz giants and Latin music greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, McCoy Tyner and Jaco Pastorius.
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Quetzal
Sunday, August 31
1:00pm-2:30pm
Free
Yerba Buena Gardens
760 Howard Street
For information 415-541718, www.ybgfestival.org
Straight out of East L.A., Quetzal forges a sound as rich and complex as their pluri-ethnic barrio experience. The group is part of a transnational dialogue between musicians in California and Veracruz, Mexico known as Fandango Sin Fronteras, giving rise to numerous recordings, performances, and publications.
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Juan de Marcos and the Afro Cuban All Stars
Sunday, September 21
1:00pm-2:30pm
Free
Yerba Buena Gardens
760 Howard Street
For information 415-541718, www.ybgfestival.org
The Afro-Cuban All Stars have one of the finest pedigrees of any band in Cuba, led by the incredible Juan de Marcos, a co-founder of Cuban son group Sierra Maestra, as well the musical director of Buena Vista Social Club’s first recording sessions. While firmly rooted in traditional Cuban styles such as son, danzón, and rumba, the Afro-Cuban All Stars are equally masterful playing salsa and timba thanks to their mix of veteran and young musicians. Today they pay tribute to the beautiful country of Mexico by performing some songs from their new album Viva México.
My Music is Who I Am:  Identity and Resistance in Cuban & Puerto Rican Music
Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street, SF
Wednesdays, Aug 6 – Sept 10, 7-9pm (6-week series)
SFJAZZ/MoAD/YBGF Members $15/class or $80/series
Regular $20/class or $100/series
In working-class Afro-Latin communities, nothing surpasses music in terms of cultural expression and documentation. Self-identity, education, resistance, escapism, and the concept of our history in our own voices are all imbedded in the text and sub-text of the traditional and popular music of Afro-Latin America. In this six-week course, multi-Grammy nominee and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director John Santos will focus on how a wide range of Cuban and Puerto Rican music addresses these issues. Recorded music, slides and videos will form the foundation for the lectures with ample Q&A.
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