Let’s Go [email protected]! Bobi Céspedes

When
Event has passed (Thu Aug 17, 2017 - Thu Aug 17, 2017)
Where
Jessie Square
Time
6:00pm-7:30pm
Cost
Free
Tags
Music, Salsa Music

Description

Let’s Go [email protected]!, the open-air salsa dance party in Jessie Square (near the Contemporary Jewish Museum), takes place on the third Thursday from May to August from 6:00pm – 7:30pm with salsa dance lessons at the beginning of every program.

Since settling in the Bay Area in 1969, Cuban-born vocalist Bobi Céspedes has been an essential cultural conduit, providing authentic Afro-Cuban roots music to a region with a passionate hunger for clave. She made an enduring impression in the 1980s with the celebrated band Conjunto Céspedes, and gained a larger following as part of Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum and Bembé Orisha projects. With her deep, resonant voice and captivating stage presence, Céspedes is a direct link between the new world and the old, belting out son, rumba, boleros and Yoruba incantations. Her superlative band sets a daunting standard on a scene rife with talent-packed ensembles.

Location

location
  1. Jessie Square
    Jessie Square, San Francisco, CA