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Honduran Garifuna Dance Party!

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Honduran Garifuna Dance Party!

Aurelio presented by YBCA

December 4, 2016

Aurelio, a torchbearer of the Garifuna musical tradition, marries the music and the movements of his Caribbean coastal culture.

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The Poet of Havana

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The Poet of Havana

Carlos Varela presented by YBCA

December 3, 2016

Legendary Cuban nueva trova singer-songwriter Carlos Varela, showcases a musical style that developed in post-revolutionary Cuba.

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Edward Simon and Ensemble Venezuela

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Edward Simon and Ensemble Venezuela

Presented by YBCA

December 2, 2016

Pianist and composer Edward Simon leads Ensemble Venezuela in creating and showcasing underrepresented Venezuelan music.

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I Am Home: A Musical Reflection on Love, Migration and Identity

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I Am Home: A Musical Reflection on Love, Migration and Identity

Diana Gameros presented by YBCA

December 1, 2016

Diana Gameros presents an evening of Latin-influenced indie-pop, folk, jazz, and orchestral music.

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SF Sonido Fest

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SF Sonido Fest

Presented by YBCA

December 1–4, 2016

A four-day music festival featuring a rich diversity of Latin American & Caribbean singer-songwriters.

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Retribution

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Retribution

Tanya Tagaq presented by YBCA

November 18, 2016

A complex, exhilarating, howling protest that links lack of respect for women’s rights to lack of respect for the planet, to lack of respect for Indigenous rights.

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/pe-LO-tah/

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/pe-LO-tah/

Marc Bamuthi Joseph presented by YBCA

November 18–20, 2016

/peh-LO-tah/ links culture and sport to the complexities of soccer as a conduit for both global joy and global corruption.

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In Concert with Nanook of The North

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In Concert with Nanook of The North

Tanya Tagaq presented by YBCA

November 17, 2016

Tanya Tagaq’s intense, evocative vocalizations, based on Inuit throat singing traditions, help reclaim the controversial 1922 film “Nanook of the North.”

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This Was Made Here: A Diasporic Odyssey

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This Was Made Here: A Diasporic Odyssey

Meklit presented by YBCA

May 19–21, 2016

This performance teases the senses weaving American jazz and traditional Ethiopian rhythms.

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Luciano Chessa

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Luciano Chessa

Presented by YBCA

April 30, 2016

A retrospective self-portrait by the internationally renowned artist Luciano Chessa.

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The Unlearning

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The Unlearning

Theresa Wong presented by YBCA

April 29, 2016

This work questions whether war is a cycle that repeats itself or if it can be broken through deeper individual unlearning and learning.

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The Crossing

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The Crossing

Edward Schocker and the Crossing Ensemble presented by YBCA

April 29, 2016

A performance that invites audiences to physically experience sound.

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Memory Trace

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Memory Trace

Pamela Z presented by YBCA

April 28, 2016

An exploration of the concept of memory inspired by her late mother’s affair with memory loss.

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echo::system–treadmill dreamtime running in place

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echo::system–treadmill dreamtime running in place

Grisha Coleman presented by YBCA

April 15–17, 2016

A full sensory experience, the work inspires a significant perspective shift in how we interact with our environment.

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Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

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Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company presented by YBCA

March 10–13, 2016

A meditation on perseverance, resourcefulness, and resilience while suggesting the amorphous nature of memory.

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The Odyssey–from Vietnam to America

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The Odyssey–from Vietnam to America

Vân-Ánh Võ presented by YBCA

January 22–23, 2016

The Odyssey–from Vietnam to America explores the personal and spiritual journeys of the Boat People.

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