Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Dancing for Our Rights
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Doors open at 7 PM
333 11th St. (between Folsom and Harrison)
San Francisco, CA 94103-4313
We invite you to join the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) for a celebratory evening of music, dance, and community at San Francisco’s premier night club, Slim's.
Resistance takes many forms and WRAP knows that music and dance release a creativity that sustains and inspires each of us. This artistic expression is at the heart of what we do. So come and let loose your bodies and spirits to the Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban beats of GREAT local talents, The John Santos Sextet and Fito Reinoso y Ritmo y Armonia.
We will celebrate our young organization's accomplishments and all the people who make WRAP possible, and build energy and community as we join forces to create to a social justice movement that promotes the human and civil rights of poor and homeless people in our communities by winning affordable housing, health care, education, and livable incomes for everyone. Proceeds will be used to support our civil rights campaign, Without Rights.
Tickets are $25 each and available through WRAP (Contact Michael at 415-621-2533 or firstname.lastname@example.org), in person at Slim’s or Great American Music Hall box offices (open M – F from 10:30am – 6pm & also in the evening on nights of shows), via www.slimstickets.com & by fax order (downloadable fax form available at www.slims-sf.com)
WRAP’s mission is to build a movement to expose and eliminate the root causes of civil and human rights abuses of people experiencing poverty and homelessness in our communities. WRAP members include Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency (Berkeley and Oakland), Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco, Los Angeles Community Action Network, Real Change (Seattle), Sisters Of The Road and Street Roots (Portland), and Street Spirit (Oakland). Check out our website to learn more about WRAP: www.wraphome.org.
About the artists:
Four-time Grammy-nominated, US Artists Fontanals Fellow, Bay Area native, John Santos, is a major international exponent of Afro-Latin music as an innovative percussionist, composer, teacher, writer, and producer for over thirty five years. He's worked with masters like Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Tito Puente, Joe Henderson, Max Roach, Bebo Valdés, Eddie Palmieri and Omar Sosa. He was founder and director of the internationally renowned, Grammy-nominated Machete Ensemble (1985-2006) and currently directs the highly acclaimed John Santos Sextet.
Fito Reinoso has made the Bay Area his home and is the premier Cuban born Sonero performing in the Bay Area. Fito is an accomplished singer-songwriter and plays classic son, cha-cha-cha, bolero and modern Cuban urban grooves. Fito was nominated for the Grammy in 1995 for his work with Changuito, Patato and Orestes Vilato. He has performed with Cuban legends Armando Peraza and Cachao, and with many of the great Latin music artists of the Bay Area, the United States and Cuba, including Los Van Van, Irakere and Bamboleo. Fito Reinoso and his band, Ritmo y Armonia, perform at a number of Bay Area renowned nightclubs and festivals.