Monday, July 8, 2013

This week at SFJAZZ...

This week SFJAZZ features "The Soul of Africa". Prepare yourself for a weekend full of the infectious rhythms of the continent. Tickets for all SFJAZZ shows

Wednesday, July 10, 7:30PM, SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium - Tickets
Christine Salem

Christine Salem is one of the few female voices of Maloya. Accompanied by a kayanm, her favourite instrument, she sings in Creole, Malagasy, Comorian or Swahili, blending in music from the Indian Ocean and African rhythms.

Thursday, July 11, 7:30PM, Davies Symphony Hall - Tickets
Amadou & Mariam

This Grammy Award-nominated musical duo from Mali, composed of the couple Amadou Bagayoko (guitar and vocals) and Mariam Doumbia (vocals), are known as "the blind couple from Mali". 

Friday, July 12, 7:30PM, SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium - Tickets
Meklit Hadero

Meklit Hadero is making an encore appearance following her great Season 1 performance. The Ethiopian born singer-songwriter interweaves dance rhythms and melodic, floating harmonic pieces into a fascinating set.

Saturday, July 13, 7:30PM, SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium - Tickets
Yemen Blues

Yemeni-born Israeli singer Ravid Kahalani leads a roaring group, of improvising brass, string and percussion players, making intoxicating music that merges West African rhythms and ancient Jewish Yemeni melodies, mambo and funk.

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