Posts Tagged ‘music’

Saturdays at McCoppin Plaza

September 22, 2015

ValenciaMcCoppinFlyerForWebHave been participating in this event. A gathering of community organizers, artists, musicians, vendors and neighbors. We are an open market with no fees and invite the community to enjoy the plaza, support and share creative endeavors.

I made this flyer to share the news, it’s a wonderful place to gather.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Upcoming Events: The African Outlet Party! Raising funds to establish an African Cultural Center for the city of San Francisco!

June 27, 2014

Attention San Francisco, Bay Area friends and visitors!

The African Outlet is having a massive party June 28th, THIS SATURDAY Noon till 9pm! $20 @ door. Food, drinks and live music included. All ages are welcome!

Ella Hill Hutch Community Center: 1050 McAllister st. San Francisco, CA

They are the last traditional African store in the city of San Francisco and do a lot more for the greater local community than just any retail store. Seeking funding for relocation costs to acquire a location in San Francisco big enough to house not just an Authentic African retail shop but a full on African Cultural Center, easily accessible to all SF residents and visitors.

Come join us with The African Outlet Experience, drummers and dancers.

The next event coming up shortly after: JULY 4TH in EL CERRITO

 

World One Festival

http://worldoneradio.org/worldone-festival-2014/

This event is free to the public and a great place party with your whole family on the 4th!

I will be performing at both events playing the Nigerian Ohgene Bell.

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Help us Save The African Outlet! Keep African Culture and Diversity Alive in Hayes Valley, San Francisco!

January 29, 2014

With great honor I have been working with my dear friends and community at The African Outlet getting their campaign online to save their store in 20 year landmark location. Creating Graphics, a facebook page and moveon.org petition under the direction of owners Judah Dwyer and Horgan Edet.

Clip board petition on location at The African Outlet - 524 Octavia Street, San Francisco

Clip board petition on location at The African Outlet at 524 Octavia Street, San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The African Outlet is an independently owned shop and magical place in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco (824 Octavia Street). You can refer to them at their links TheAfricanOutlet.org and facebook.com/TheAfricanOutlet

They bring traditional African culture, ambiance and quality African cargo directly to and engaging with our community in the heart of San Francisco since 1989. The African Outlet with their group of drummers and dancers, The African Outlet Experience participate in community cultural events in the SF Bay Area such as Carnaval Parade, Juneteenth Parade and July 4th World One Festival. It such a joy to participate with them in these events. In 2012 I wrote a blog post after participating at their event in Carnaval where you can see with your own eyes https://moonsquirrel.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/african-outlet-experience-at-carnival-2012-san-francisco-ca/

Supporting independent local artists and merchants in the Bay Area and across Africa making them essential to our economy.

Many of my hand-sewn items such as Voodoo Dolls and medicine bags are sold there and I collect from them many special charms to use in my work. Horgan and Judah are both very knowledgeable about the items and the culture/traditions/story behind everything in the store. I go there often for inspiration, to learn and share my work with the community. I learn something new every time I go. 

The African Outlet means a lot to me and so many people in my direct community and is an essential asset to the quality of life in San Francisco. If you support local art, independent business, traditional African culture or want a boost of some powerful good Ju-Ju, you are all welcome and invited to help us by liking, sharing and inviting your friends to our facebook page at facebook.com/SaveTheAfricanOutlet

Also you can sign at share our petition at petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-the-african-outlet

This will help get our message out to our official representative and show the landlords and property managers how much The African Outlet means to us in San Francisco and beyond.

Thank you so much in your interest. Here are some graphics I made for the campaign which if you like, you can use to share our message and page links. If you do this let me know if you like I can post your link on my blog and give you some huge shout-outs in exchange as thanks.

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Everyone is welcome at The African Outlet!! 524 Octavia Street, San Francisco. (Near Hayes St. at the corner of Octavia and Ivy)

If you are in the area you are invited to come by the shop, open everyday 10:30am-7pm

The African Outlet - Store Front - Everyone is Welcome!

 

Much Respect and ONE LOVE!

-From Drea (Andrea Fuenzalida)

Last Friday’s Art Show

September 17, 2013

Last friday Sept. 13th I had the honor of hanging more art at Plug n’ Play Music Studios.

This time my good friends Keegan and Tina also showed their works.

Everyone attending was invited to participate in collaborative live art. Image

We got to see my art displayed under the black lights!

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This will be going on again once every month. Every month we will try to change up some of the art. All the art is still up in the halls providing inspiration to musicians, If you happen to be at Plug n’ Play check it out!

Much thanks to everyone involved with making this happen.