San Francisco-bred Taraf de Locos reunites for a special birthday celebration! The band performs music from the Balkans to Latin America, as well as original compositions inspired by those styles. Tastefully combining the elements of innovation and authentic tradition, Taraf de Locos produces groove-based music that will make you dance, and moments of mellow, soaring harmonies that will leave you in awe.
Aya Safiya – vocals, violin, timple Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea – vocals, trumpet, güira Han Beyli – guitar Miguelito León – vocals, percussion Mireya León – bass Tano Brock – vocals, saxophone, clarinet
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Founding members Aya Safiya, Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea, Miguel Leon, and Tano Brock grew up together at a world music camp in California. In 2014, they formed the band Taraf de Locos, a name that fits perfectly as it is the meeting point between the group’s most predominant genres. “Taraf,” meaning “band” in Romanian, represents the Balkan styles of music, while “locos,” meaning “crazies” in Spanish, represents the Latin styles of music.
During the recording of their debut album, Taraf de Locos recruited bassist Mireya León to join, and following their album release show at Red Poppy Art House, the band embarked on a U.S. tour. Once the tour was finished, the group took a hiatus while the five members individually traveled and went on to follow personal goals. Taraf de Locos currently reunites once in a while for special occasions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When should I arrive?Doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. For example, if the show is scheduled to start at 7:30pm, the doors will open at 7:00pm. If the show is scheduled to start at 8:00pm, the doors will open at 7:30pm, and so on.
TICKETING & ADMISSION
When does the box office open to buy tickets at the door?Guests may buy tickets when doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. Ticket availability at the door is limited and contingent on online sales and capacity for each show.
Does purchasing an advance ticket guarantee seating?Purchasing an advance ticket guarantees admission, but does not guarantee seats. Seating is first come, first served.
Does the Poppy accept debit or credit cards?Yes, we accept all major credit cards for ticket sales, concessions, and donations.
What's the refund policy?Refunds are only available in the event of a cancelled performance.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Is there a discount for children?No, this event is all ages. However, refreshments will be served at the concessions counter. Children 10 and under receive free general admission.
Where are my tickets?Your tickets will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment from Eventbrite on behalf of the Red Poppy, or you may access them in the Eventbrite app. If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. Enter your email address here if you can’t find them, you’re having trouble printing, or if you’re not sure if you have an Eventbrite account. For all other technical issues, you can find help here.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?You may bring your printed ticket or show your ticket on your phone. There will be no tickets available for pick up at Will Call.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?Yes, you’re welcome to purchase tickets for someone else.
VENUE & LOCATION
Is the space ADA accessible?Yes, there is a ramp at our 23rd St entrance.
What kind of seating do you have available?For most of our events we have folding chairs and a few couches available.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?Street parking is available but can be limited around the Red Poppy. We encourage you to take public transportation whenever possible. Several MUNI lines run close to the Red Poppy, and the 24th St. Mission BART station is just under half a mile away.
What can I bring into the event?Guests are welcome to bring food. Beverages are available by suggested donation. We recommend bringing collapsible strollers, if possible.
How can I donate to the Poppy?You may bring cash, check, debit or credit card, or donate online at http://redpoppyarthouse.org/participate/give/.
Where can I grab a bite to eat?Nearby places include El Farolito, Taqueria Vallarta, Basa Seafood Express (sushi), and Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine. For more options, click here.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?You can reach us at [email protected]
or give us a call at (650) 713-5383.