Quijeremá’s dynamic reinterpretation of Latin American music is showcased in selections from their forthcoming project and CD “Al Son del Tunduki” - a musical journey to unearth and celebrate the importance of the African Diaspora in the Americas. Their music features traditional instruments, vocal poetry and merges jazz, classical and world idioms to create a unique musical experience. Quijeremá is a 2012-13 California Arts Council grantee, performs nationally and internationally, including concerts for the President of Chile and the Cultural Diversity Festival in Venezuela, and was a 2009 IDA nominee for best musical soundtrack for their PBS documentary “Archeology of Memory”.
After 12 years of performances throughout the US, Canada and South America, Quijeremá returns to the Poppy for a night of retrospection and celebration, featuring new work from their upcoming project “El Viaje/The Journey”. Their music features traditional instruments and vocal poetry to create a unique style that merges jazz, classical and world idioms.
Quique Cruz (Chile) – voice, strings, Andean wind instruments & percussion
Jeremy Allen (USA) – voice, bass & percussion
Maria Fernanda Acuña (Venezuela) - voice, percussion & Venezuelan cuatro
Shain Carrasco (USA) – Cello)
John Calloway (USA) – piano, flute & percussion)
Enjoy live music in a setting full of energy and freedom, à la San Francisco. Explore Latin American connections in music that ranges from beloved traditional music from all over Latin America to intersections and contemporary interpretations of classical and modern music. This is an event that will let you explore the music you want, with the people you want, in a place where you can enjoy it in your own way: Live and Free.
Dance Palace, 503 B Street Point Reyes Station, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Quijeremá performs at The Dance Palace in Pt. Reyes, CA Saturday, May 11 at 8pm.
The Dance Palace is a non-profit community center providing a wide variety of educational, recreational, cultural and community services to children, adults and seniors in western Marin County.
The Dance Palace serves as the central community facility for the small, semi-rural coastal villages of West Marin including Point Reyes Station, Inverness, Olema, Nicasio, Marshall, Bolinas and Stinson Beach.
Originally founded in 1971 as a studio for dance, in an historical building referred to locally as the "Old Palace", the Dance Palace has developed into one of the most active community facilities in the Bay Area503 B Street Point Reyes Sta, CA 94956 (415) 663-1075
"Using various methods of artistic expression, Quijeremá is more than just a band.They are poets and multi-media designers. Combining sounds from almost all over Latin America, their music contains a multi-cultural vibe that is guaranteed to impress anyone." -- SF ReMezcla