Gary Meek Quartet in Concert
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Gary Meek Quartet in Concert

Gary Meek is back at Palenke Arts! Southern-California native Gary Meek, one of the finest jazz saxophonist on the West Coast, who has toured and recorded for over twenty years with Airto Moreira and Flora Purim. and collaborated with artists such as Jeff Lorber, Brian Bromberg, Dave Weckl and many others. Meek has appeared on over 200 recordings and is celebrating last year’s release of Originals, a record of his own compositions. His quartet will feature Eddie Mendenhall on piano, Dan Robbins on bass, and Skylar Campbell on drums.

Tickets will be available in January 2019

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Palenke Voices Open Mic and Potluck
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Palenke Voices Open Mic and Potluck

Join us to celebrate the end of the year; our beautiful community; the human spirit; our collective creativity; the power of arts to bring us together! Come to perform or just to soak it in, bring family, friends, and an open heart. 

We’ll make this a community potluck, so bring a treat if you can. As always, donations at the door are appreciated but not required. 

Sign-ups at 6; performances start 6:30. Please get there early to support every performer, you won’t want to miss out on this one!

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Palenke Voices Open Mic
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Palenke Voices Open Mic


Come one, come all - every open mic is better than the last one. Whether you dance, read poetry, play music, share stories, tell jokes, or just come to listen, we want to see YOU!

Free and family-friendly, please make a cash donation or bring a snack to share! No one turned away for lack of funds

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Patricio Hidalgo in concert - Fandango y son from Veracruz, México
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Patricio Hidalgo in concert - Fandango y son from Veracruz, México

Join us for a very special concert featuring Patricio Hidalgo, artistic director and founder of Afrojarocho, directly from Veracruz, México. Don Patricio is a singer, poet and jaranero (jarana player) who has revived the “conga” genre which is part of the musical heritage of southern Veracruz for over 20 years and is rooted in African origins. Afrojarocho has appeared at major venues in Mexico and abroad.

Tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3669957

General: $20.-

Youth/Senior $10.-

“Son Jarocho, a musical genre from Veracruz, Mexico, has been nationally regarded during the 20th century as one of the original components of the Mexican cultural heritage. The recent popularizers of Son Jarocho have drifted away from the historic styles in favor of new forms that may be more commercial. The Jaranero Movement —named so after the central use of the jarana, a small guitar of Spanish origin—, attempted to recover the tradition of Son Jarocho musical style, since it has been exploited for commercial goals since the 1940s. It also tries to recover the roots of the genre, “whitened” or lost to European influences. In the last 20 years the new generation of Veracruz musicians and the Chicano movement in the United States have multiplied their collaborative efforts to recover an authentic version of Son Jarocho. In this process, the encounter with the African roots have been occurring in a new way.” (Cardona, I, and Rinaud,, C. Son Jarocho in between Mexico and United States: Definition “Afro”of a Transnational Practice


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AZA in concert
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

AZA in concert

AZA unites traditional Tamazight (Berber) music, indigenous to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, with the global influences of its diverse members. Evocative of Saharan-African blues, yet with an original style that truly defies categorization, AZA’s stirring performances feature deep, danceable rhythms, intricate string melodies, and soaring, soulful vocals. Visually dynamic and engaging performers, AZA has been inspiring international audiences for more than 15 years.

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