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Thu, May 21 2020 8:00 PM

San Francisco International Arts Festival
The Chapel, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 94123

Apura: Improvised Music for the Revolution
Karl Evangelista (gtr) with Special Guest Andrew Cyrille (dms), Francis Wong (sax), Alexander Hawkins (piano)


Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista presents Apura (Tagalog for “Very Urgent”), a thrilling new composition meant to explore the relationship between jazz-based musical improvisation and social transformation in an era of worldwide political upheaval.

Apura uses original musical content, live projection, and spoken word components to tie the revolutionary music of the past to the activist music of the present day, touching on American, South African, and Filipino musical traditions.

Apura unites two veteran musicians, legendary jazz drummer Andrew Cyrille (in for the great Louis Moholo-Moholo) and Asian American Jazz icon Francis Wong, with firebrand pianist Alexander Hawkins (UK) and experimental music powerhouse Evangelista.

Cost: $15-25
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