Performers: World Music

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Americano Social Club

Americano Social Club

The Americano Social Club plays music for la dolce vita: a mix of romantic and eclectic melodies from all over the world. At their show you might hear The Americano Social Club perform Pop, Jazz, or Folk, Classical, Rock, or … Continue reading

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Avalon Rising

Avalon Rising

To say they&#39re the world’s foremost practitioners of Celtic and Medieval progressive rock could be meaningless, given the scanty membership of the genre until you factor in just how good they are. Hearing them perform, one is hard-put to say … Continue reading

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Baguette Quartette

Baguette Quartette

The Baguette Quartette is a San Francisco Bay Area group that plays music that was heard in Paris between 1920 and 1940 on street corners, in cafes, and in popular dance halls. Led by accordionist Odile Lavault, its repertoire consists … Continue reading

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Bogo

Bogo

Bogo is a fusion of New Age, African Rhythms, Techno, Acid Jazz, Classical and World Beat blended together to create music another dimension. Available in any size from a duo to an 8-piece, Bogo consists of a core of keyboards, … Continue reading

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Brass Monkey Brass Band

Brass Monkey Brass Band

Relentless drums, rumbling tuba, and wailing horns…nothing kicks the party into high gear like a smoking brass band! Now you don’t have to trek to New Orleans to catch second-line fever – the Bay Area’s own BRASS MONKEY BRASS BAND … Continue reading

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Cafe Americain

Cafe Americain

You will always hear music you love from Cafe Americain! Standing at a musical crossroad of the world, the acoustic string group Cafe Americain draws from the bohemian sounds of European cafe music, romantic gypsy jazz, elegant Brazilian Choros and … Continue reading

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Danubius

Danubius

Danubius brings the beautiful music and dancing of Eastern European and Balkan music to San Francisco Bay Area audiences. The traditional forms of the music are preserved, and at the same time given new life with their arrangements and interpretation. … Continue reading

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Ecco La Vita!

Ecco La Vita!

Listen to Life! Ecco La Vita! celebrates the music of Italin in spirited style with sumptuous tenor vocals, lush strings, festive accordion and piano and the lively mandolin. From Vivaldi to Puccini, to O Solo Mio and That’s Amore, Ecco … Continue reading

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Fiddler’s Fancy

Fiddler’s Fancy

“Fiddler’s Fancy was founded in 1997 to showcase the talents of Celtic musicians and dancers in venues varying from fairs, festivals and weddings to hotel ballrooms and living rooms. These experienced performers have performed at venues ranging from pubs, restaurants … Continue reading

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Fog City German Band

Fog City German Band

The Fog City German band features the Bay Area’s top musicians on accordion, tuba, and clarinet. The Trio performs old German Polkas and Waltzes. The trio performs in Bavarian vests, hats and matching trousers. The band performs Lichtensteiner Polkas, Beer … Continue reading

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Guitarist Glenn Staller

Guitarist Glenn Staller

Glenn began his musical studies at the age of 14. His guitar experience developed to explore many styles. Through his desire, persistence, and discipline, Glenn expanded his knowledge independently. Although initially self-taught, Glenn was accepted into studies with masters in … Continue reading

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Guitarist Rick Heizman

Guitarist Rick Heizman

Rick Heizman is a professional multifaceted musician residing in San Francisco. He is a much-in-demand and highly regarded guitarist equally proficient in jazz, classical, Brazilian, and new original styles. Rick is a popular choice for corporate and private events including … Continue reading

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Hot Frittatas

Hot Frittatas

The Hot Frittatas is Northern California’s newest ensemble for European musette style dance music. A trio of accordion, mandolin/fiddle, and guitar, they have appeared the last four years at the Santa Rosa Festa Italiana , sponsored by the Northern Californin … Continue reading

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Il Duetto

Il Duetto

Il Duetto is Tom Torriglia (accordion) and Nicoletta Umili (lead vocals). Together they play and sing all your favorite Italiano songs, plus classic Italo-Americano songs including That’s Amore, Blue Italian Skies and the Pasta Song. < Il Duetto is perfect for … Continue reading

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Japanese Taiko Drummers

Japanese Taiko Drummers

For 30 years, San Jose Taiko Drummers (SJT) have mesmerized audiences with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of the their taiko drums. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, our performers express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through … Continue reading

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Klezmania!

Klezmania!

Celebrating it’s 15th year of bringing the best in world jazz and Jewish celebratory music to all of California, KLEZMANIA! is an exciting acoustic music ensemble that provides a full range of jazz standards, klezmer, Yidish, Iraeli, classical and World … Continue reading

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Kotoja

Kotoja

Comprised of a mix of top Nigerian and American musicians, KOTOJA, led by Nigerian bassist/vocalist Ken Okuolo, has excited audiences around the U.S. with their infectious mix of African highlife, juju, jazz, and world music. KOTOJA’s animated, powerful shows, featuring … Continue reading

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Laurent Fourgo Combo & Orchestra

Laurent Fourgo Combo & Orchestra

Laurent Fourgo Jazz Ensemble (duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet) is comprised of seasoned professional musicians from San Francisco and the Bay Area: vocals, piano, upright bass, drums, guitar, accordion, tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet, flute and trumpet. We … Continue reading

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Mano a Mano

Mano a Mano

Mano a Mano features guitarist Daniel Maya on guitar with another guitarist or a percussionist. This lively group features classic Latin and Brazilian music in an original blend of styles. The group embodies both senses of the word by playing … Continue reading

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Motordude Zydeco

Motordude Zydeco

Formed in 1989, MotorDude Zydeco plays the infectious dance music of the Creole people of Southwest Louisiana known as “zydeco.” The Acadians (Cajuns), who had come from France via Canada in search of political freedom, originally brought the music to … Continue reading

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Murasaki Ensemble

Murasaki Ensemble

The Murasaki Ensemble is a musical experience of sounds unlike any other—elements of traditional Far Eastern subtleties, Near Eastern and Latin American rhythms with improvisational jazz converging, producing a sound that is extremely vibrant and innovative yet still familiar. The … Continue reading

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Pan Exstasy

Pan Exstasy

Pan Exstasy is a unique and dynamic Caribbean band that has played around the world, sharing the unique and distinctive sounds of the Caribbean. Experience the magic and upbeat energy of the islands at your event. When the sounds of … Continue reading

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Red Hot Chachkas Klezmer Band

Red Hot Chachkas Klezmer Band

The Red Hot Chachkas Klezmer Band blends jazz, classical and klezmer to sing and swing audiences all over the San Francisco Bay Area. Klezmer music is irresistible Jewish music originating in Eastern Europe. Klezmor is played for simchas and rituals, … Continue reading

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Roma ’59

Roma ’59

Roma ’59 performs everyone’s favorite Italian tunes (That’s Amore, O Sole Mio, Arrivederci Roma, Blue Italian Skies, Tarantella, etc.) and any requests you or your clients may have. Typically, Roma ’59 consists of two accordionists who specialize in Italian music. … Continue reading

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Samba do Coracao

Samba do Coracao

Samba do Cora√ß√£o (Samba from the Heart) is a samba school as well as a performing company, offering classes and shows in Brazilian dance and percussion year round. The group, directed by Mary Dollar and Fernando de Sanjines, is dedicated … Continue reading

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Steel Jam

Steel Jam

STEEL JAM guarantees a fun, festive mood for any party or event! Caribbean-flavored reggae, salsa, jazz, pop, and classical music spice up any celebration — from private parties to corporate events. Your lively and versatile world music was instrumental in … Continue reading

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The Godfathers

The Godfathers

The Godfathers are a traditional Italian trio consisting of accordion, mandolin and violin/clarinet or flute. They dish out song after song in the old traditional Italian style of music and they play all of the Italian favorites. Led by 80 … Continue reading

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The Gondoliers

The Gondoliers

The Gondoliers , Tom Torriglia (accordion) and Rick Jones (mandolin) have been entertaining audiences with their unique and authentic Italiano music for many years. You will remember springtimes in Sicily or summers in Siena as their lilting melodies of classic … Continue reading

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The Harmonics

The Harmonics

For over 20 years, the Harmonics Steelband has warmed the hearts of Bay Area music lovers and partygoers with the scintillating sounds of its steel pans and its pulsating Caribbean rhythms. At parties, weddings, receptions, promotions, concerts and festivals, these … Continue reading

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The Hot Club of San Francisco

The Hot Club of San Francisco

The Hot Club of San Francisco is an ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France. The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from … Continue reading

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The Nigerian Brothers

The Nigerian Brothers

The Nigerian Brothers put together their memories of traditional West African folk music, ‘palm-wine’ tunes, and highlife songs, bringing them to life with their harmonious voices, African guitar stylings and hand percussion instruments. Together they recreate the sweet, lilting sounds … Continue reading

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The Squeegees

The Squeegees

Welcome to the hardest working polka band in America today‚Ķthe Squeegees. Where do you start with the 6-piece, pop-polka sensation, The Squeegees? How about their hip, cool sound? No, wait, the colorful outfits-no, no it’s the fun songs. Couple all … Continue reading

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Three Strings and a Mandolin

Three Strings and a Mandolin

Three Strings & A Mandolin is a chamber music group that features mandolin, violin, viola and cello. Expressive, beautiful, delightful and a distinctive alternative to the string quartet, this ensemble features some of the finest in classical music talent. The … Continue reading

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Tom Torriglia

Tom Torriglia

Tom Torriglia is one of the most sought-after musical entertainers in the Bay Area for his incredible musical talent, his professional attitude, theme-appropriate outfits, and his ability to bring a smile to the faces of guests in attendance. Tom typically … Continue reading

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Traditional Chinese Instrumental Trio

Traditional Chinese Instrumental Trio

Like the music of ancient Greece, Chinese music is believed to have cosmological and ethical connotations. The success of a dynasty was attributed to its inability to find the proper “huang chung”, or tone of absolute pitch. Celebrate your success … Continue reading

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Venusians

Venusians

The Venusians live ensemble creates entrancing melodies, rhythms, and beats playing a remarkable array of electronic and acoustic Instruments in a manner that integrates hip soundtrack, jazz and world sounds into a style that defies categorization and is nothing less … Continue reading

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West African Highlife Band

West African Highlife Band

The West African Highlife Band is an authentic all-star group of West African music veterans. Together they revive the ‘highlife’ dance classics with a fusion of African and world music. Rich vocal harmonies, intertwining guitars and exciting percussion make this … Continue reading

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