Levoná !! It is happening, TODAY (Sunday March 3) at 4:00 - join us @ Mission Dolores Basilica, 3321 16th St, San Francisco - it's FREE!
This latest in our San Francisco series of N4NConcerts features an exciting ensemble of five master musicians from Syria, Israel and the United States, offering a combination of music and storytelling from around the world! Want a sample video that will absolutely convince you to come? Check this out: https://youtu.be/j7zXbNFBoLc
Each of their performances is a cross-cultural celebration that combines music from around the world (flamenco, Klezmer, Middle Eastern styles, and more!) with the age-old tradition of storytelling.
The Levoná ensemble rose out of the highly acclaimed Bay Area musical “Love Sick”, winning the Theatre Bay Area Award for “Best Ensemble” along with the cast, in October 2017. The musical ensemble stayed together after the show and they continue to tour in both concert and dance venues, coming together to weave a rich tapestry of sounds that is at once a taste of the orient, and a new creation all on its own - the kind of energy that only comes when distant cultures overlap, and celebrate their differences.
The performers (with a brief quote from each of them) include:
David McLean, guitar
"I see both storytelling and acoustic music as important way of bringing people together"
Faisal Zedan, percussion
"I followed a path to create a life and community tyat revolves around the rhythm...."
Josh Mellinger, percussion
"Music has been a way of life, a river that takes me to wonderful places and amazing people."
Asaf Ophir, clarinet and nai
"I do very much believe that we all owe it to ourselves to climb up to a high place - not just once, but many times in our lives - and look around, and ask ourselves those big questions...."
Patrick Kelly, double bass
"..Music and language are the threads of culture that last through history"
For more info on the performers and the group, visit their website, at Levoná.org
You can also follow them on FB, Twitter and Instagram.
As with all Notes for Nourishment concerts, the performers today will donate their time and talents to nourish the audience and share their cultures, while donations are collected for a cause or nonprofit of their choosing – in this case,
PLEASE come, and share this invite with everyone you know in the SF Bay Area, because their combination of cross-cultural music and storytelling will be a unique event for our N4NConcerts and we want to pack the house for them!