Sounds of California in Bayview

Omnira Institute’s drummers and singers preserve West African musical traditions through
their sacred drumming and chants.
Photo Credit: L. Kharrazi

Music Heals Migration Wounds in San Francisco

What is the music of home, when you live on a different continent than your ancestors? And how can we use music to heal the wounds of slavery or migration? A concert in the historic Bayview Opera House in San Francisco explored these questions, by bringing together four music groups with roots on different continents, but who have all made California their home. All of these groups use music to heal… and to connect with other cultures in California. Zaidee Stavely reports this English-language feature.

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The Au Co group, with its teacher playing drums, Van Anh Vo, a well-known artist who also plays with famous groups such as the Kronos Quartet and who has been playing traditional music since she was 6 years old. Photo: Sonia Narang / ACTA.

Sounds of California – Bayview Concert

The Sounds of California in the Bayview Concert was held before a live audience at the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco. Musical artists from the Bay Area’s African-American, Vietnamese, Kurdish, and Chicano communities ponder displacement, migration, and creating a new sense of home. The program is hosted by Rhodessa Jones. The first half of […]

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Omnira Group. Foto: Sonia Narang/ACTA

Music Heals Migration Wounds in San Francisco

“We felt that we were missing something to still live our culture and bring it here … so that we could continue with the tradition there. We wanted to revive those cultures and have Latin music for the newly arrived people, who felt supported and welcomed.”

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Sounds of California in Bayview.

TUESDAY, MAY 29 PROGRAM # 8347 12:00 PM PT Sounds of California in Bayview. The historic Opera House of the historically African-American neighborhood of Bayview in San Francisco hosts a gathering of musical groups celebrating songs and sounds of migration and resilience. The performers, representing immigrants or refugees who have made California their new home, […]

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