Aug
22
Wed
Lecture Series | THE ROOTS OF SALSA: UNSUNG HEROES | Week 3 NY of the 40’s & 50’s – Época de Oro Tickets
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Museum of the African Diaspora, SFJAZZ and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival present a Six-Week Lecture Series with John Santos

ROOTS OF SALSA: UNSUNG HEROES

For every Celia Cruz, Mongo Santamaría, and Tito Puente, there are scores of musicians, composers, and arrangers whose names fall between the cracks; warriors who dedicated their lives to the art, lifting the bar, lifting their communities, and leaving a treasure of memories, lessons, and documentation. Their contributions to the legacy of Afro-Caribbean culture as a living history and philosophy are as priceless as they are unrecognized. They are the unsung heroes.

August 15 & August 29 courses include live music demonstration

AUG 8: Ráices Afro-Cubanas
AUG 15: Cuba Clásica w/ special guests Cuarteto Colibrí
AUG 22: NY of the 40’s & 50’s – Época de Oro
AUG 29: Puerto Rico del Alma w/ special guests Cuarteto Pedro Pastrana
SEP 5: NY – Cuna de la Salsa
SEP 12: Contemporary Pillars

Purchase full series tickets here

One class FREE when you purchase the entire series!

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Logo

SFJAZZ, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (YBGF), and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) are pleased to continue our collaboration in this six-week lecture series hosted by John Santos, featuring live musical examples (in select classes), in addition to selections from Santos’ legendary collection of audio and video recordings.

Aug
23
Thu
LECTURE & DEMONSTRATION | The Negro Leagues and the Blues with Marcus Shelby @ Museum of the African Diaspora Tickets
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In advance of his latest YBG Festival commission, Marcus Shelby will present a lecture/demonstration on his research into the glorious, uplifting and heartbreaking story of African-Americans and the national pastime during the Jim Crow era. This research helped shape the 80-minute jazz composition inspired by the character, love, courage, brilliance, failure, and humor of Negro League players who made far-reaching but oft-overlooked contributions to American life during the years from Reconstruction through the 1950s. The lecture will include a short music demonstration and is sure to inspire you to attend the September 8th concert!

Presented by Museum of the African Diaspora and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, with support from The MAP Fund

Free premiere performance of Shelby’s suite is on Saturday, September 8, 2018, 1–2:30pm, at Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St @ 3rd-4th Sts, San Francisco.

For more info visit: https://ybgfestival.org/about/special-projects/#blackball

 

 

 

 

Black Ball is supported by

Aug
29
Wed
Lecture Series | THE ROOTS OF SALSA: UNSUNG HEROES | Week 4 Puerto Rico del Alma w/ special guests Cuarteto Pedro Pastrana Tickets
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Museum of the African Diaspora, SFJAZZ and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival present a Six-Week Lecture Series with John Santos

ROOTS OF SALSA: UNSUNG HEROES

For every Celia Cruz, Mongo Santamaría, and Tito Puente, there are scores of musicians, composers, and arrangers whose names fall between the cracks; warriors who dedicated their lives to the art, lifting the bar, lifting their communities, and leaving a treasure of memories, lessons, and documentation. Their contributions to the legacy of Afro-Caribbean culture as a living history and philosophy are as priceless as they are unrecognized. They are the unsung heroes.

August 15 & August 29 courses include live music demonstration

AUG 8: Ráices Afro-Cubanas
AUG 15: Cuba Clásica w/ special guests Cuarteto Colibrí
AUG 22: NY of the 40’s & 50’s – Época de Oro
AUG 29: Puerto Rico del Alma w/ special guests Cuarteto Pedro Pastrana
SEP 5: NY – Cuna de la Salsa
SEP 12: Contemporary Pillars

Purchase full series tickets here

One class FREE when you purchase the entire series!

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Logo

SFJAZZ, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (YBGF), and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) are pleased to continue our collaboration in this six-week lecture series hosted by John Santos, featuring live musical examples (in select classes), in addition to selections from Santos’ legendary collection of audio and video recordings.

 

Sep
5
Wed
Lecture Series | THE ROOTS OF SALSA: UNSUNG HEROES | Week 5 NY – Cuna de la Salsa Tickets
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Museum of the African Diaspora, SFJAZZ and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival present a Six-Week Lecture Series with John Santos

ROOTS OF SALSA: UNSUNG HEROES

For every Celia Cruz, Mongo Santamaría, and Tito Puente, there are scores of musicians, composers, and arrangers whose names fall between the cracks; warriors who dedicated their lives to the art, lifting the bar, lifting their communities, and leaving a treasure of memories, lessons, and documentation. Their contributions to the legacy of Afro-Caribbean culture as a living history and philosophy are as priceless as they are unrecognized. They are the unsung heroes.

August 15 & August 29 courses include live music demonstration

AUG 8: Ráices Afro-Cubanas
AUG 15: Cuba Clásica w/ special guests Cuarteto Colibrí
AUG 22: NY of the 40’s & 50’s – Época de Oro
AUG 29: Puerto Rico del Alma w/ special guests Cuarteto Pedro Pastrana
SEP 5: NY – Cuna de la Salsa
SEP 12: Contemporary Pillars

Purchase full series tickets here

One class FREE when you purchase the entire series!

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Logo

SFJAZZ, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (YBGF), and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) are pleased to continue our collaboration in this six-week lecture series hosted by John Santos, featuring live musical examples (in select classes), in addition to selections from Santos’ legendary collection of audio and video recordings.

 

Sep
12
Wed
Lecture Series | THE ROOTS OF SALSA: UNSUNG HEROES | Week 6 Contemporary Pillars Tickets
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Museum of the African Diaspora, SFJAZZ and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival present a Six-Week Lecture Series with John Santos

ROOTS OF SALSA: UNSUNG HEROES

For every Celia Cruz, Mongo Santamaría, and Tito Puente, there are scores of musicians, composers, and arrangers whose names fall between the cracks; warriors who dedicated their lives to the art, lifting the bar, lifting their communities, and leaving a treasure of memories, lessons, and documentation. Their contributions to the legacy of Afro-Caribbean culture as a living history and philosophy are as priceless as they are unrecognized. They are the unsung heroes.

August 15 & August 29 courses include live music demonstration

AUG 8: Ráices Afro-Cubanas
AUG 15: Cuba Clásica w/ special guests Cuarteto Colibrí
AUG 22: NY of the 40’s & 50’s – Época de Oro
AUG 29: Puerto Rico del Alma w/ special guests Cuarteto Pedro Pastrana
SEP 5: NY – Cuna de la Salsa
SEP 12: Contemporary Pillars

Purchase full series tickets here

One class FREE when you purchase the entire series!

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Logo

SFJAZZ, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (YBGF), and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) are pleased to continue our collaboration in this six-week lecture series hosted by John Santos, featuring live musical examples (in select classes), in addition to selections from Santos’ legendary collection of audio and video recordings.

Sep
13
Thu
Global Climate Action Summit | BLACK LIBERATION + CLIMATE JUSTICE Tickets
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) for stimulating conversation, community-building, calls to action, and delicious food at this Global Climate Action Summit affiliate event.  Historically, the mainstream environmental movement has been largely white-led and has failed to address the concerns of black and brown communities in the U.S., which often have the most degraded environments.  In the near future climate chaos will multiply environmental instability, and these same communities are at greatest risk from its devastating effects.  This interactive workshop lead by MoAD’s Chef-in-ResidenceBryant Terry—and activist Quinton Sankofa, will center on ecological justice as it relates to empowering historically excluded and marginalized groups, particularly people of African descent.  The event will include light refreshments.

Quinton Sankofa is a change agent, activist, and non-profit management consultant. He was born and raised on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. A strong work ethic with a loving and supportive family helped him navigate the challenges of racism and poverty. He studied Urban and Regional Planning at Michigan State University and received an M.A in Community Development and Planning from Clark University. Determined to continue his social justice work, Quinton and his soul mate moved to Oakland in 2009. Since then the Town has become the place they call home and the birthplace of their first child, a smart and beautiful little boy. Now, with over 15 years of community-based social justice work, Quinton brings an array of skills to his work, such as community organizing, development, strategic planning, and fundraising. You can find out more about Quinton’s work on LinkedIn and his company website, Sirius Creativity.

Oct
25
Thu
Film Screening & Discussion | AGENTS OF CHANGE Tickets
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and California Historical Society (CHS) to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Third World Strike and the Rise of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University with a screening of the gripping documentary Agents of Change. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the film with Co-Director and Co-Producer Abby Ginzburg and participant and campus leader at SF State Dr. Ramona Tascoe.

From the well-publicized events at San Francisco State in 1968 to the image of black students with guns emerging from the takeover of the student union at Cornell University in April, 1969, the struggle for a more relevant and meaningful education, including demands for black and ethnic studies programs, became a clarion call across the country in the late 1960’s. Through the stories of these young men and women who were at the forefront of these efforts, Agents of Change examines the untold story of the racial conditions on college campuses and in the country that led to these protests. The film’s characters were caught at the crossroads of the civil rights, black power, and anti-Vietnam war movements at a pivotal time in America’s history. Today, almost 50 years later, many of the same demands are surfacing in campus protests across the country, revealing how much work remains to be done.

Abby Ginzberg, a Peabody award-winning director has been producing compelling documentaries about race and social justice for over 30 years. Her film, And Then They Came for Us (2017), about the connection between the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WW II and the current Muslim travel ban just won a Silver Gavel Award and has played in major cities across the country. She co-produced and co-directed Agents of Change (2016; with Frank Dawson), which premiered at the Pan African Film Festival where it won the Jury and the Audience Awards for Best Feature Documentary. It was broadcast on America Reframed in February, 2018. Abby is the President of the Berkeley Film Foundation, which has given out over $1 million to East Bay filmmakers since 2009.

Dr. Ramona Tascoe, who is featured in the film, was a student and campus leader at SF State. After graduating in 1970, she went on to earn a medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1979. Tascoe has been an internal medicine specialist in Oakland for decades and has also put her unique mix of skills to work on behalf of communities around the world. As a Global First Responder she’s led medical missions to Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, India and Sri Lanka. And she’s worked extensively with Haiti’s Ministry of Health and the University General Hospital of Haiti, that nation’s largest public hospital. She was the 2018 SF State Commencement Speaker.

 

This program is co-presented by the California Historical Society