San Francisco, CA 94110
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Oakland, CA 94612
The Francophone Charter School is pleased to invite you to its first annual fundraising gala ever! Help us grow our blossoming community in an evening of live West African pop music, appetizers from around the world, wine and beer, and silent and live auctions.
First Annual Gala “Growing Our Community”
Saturday, May 16, 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Sweet’s Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Exciting auction items include:
- A week in a 2-bedroom house in Brittany, France, within walking distance to the beach
- A week in a 2-bedroom apartment in the Dominican Republic, within walking distance to the beach
- Two nights in a Junior Suite at the Vive Hotel Waikiki in Oahu
- A ride over the Bay Area on a biplane (aerobatics optional)
- A family photo session with a professional photographer
- And more…
The gala will take place in the historical Sweet’s Ballroom, a majestic Oakland setting not traditionally open to the public.
Dress code: creative cocktail attire.
This is an adult-only event.
San Francisco, CA 94110 [map]
In celebration of the 37th Annual Carnaval San Francisco, the Red Poppy Art House presents a weekend of performances highlighting music from Ivory Coast and the African Diaspora, featuring La Mixta Criolla (Fri 5/22) and Fely Tchaco (Sat 5/23).
Fely Tchaco is an award-winning singer-songwriter/performer and Billboard nominee from the Ivory Coast. Her music is a fusion of traditional forest music (incorporating rhythms such as Zaouli, Ggegbe, Gahou, and Alloukou) and modern pop with a Latin sensibility. This spring, she will release her new single “ZANTE” which she produced with Grammy Award winner Christian Tumalan.
Fely has released recordings under her own independent record label called FELY PRODUCTIONS/ZEWP. Her song "Goba," the first track of her latest CD "Maturite," won the 11th Annual Independent Music Award in the World Beat Song category for the year 2012. Among her projects is a fund to return to Africa and create a documentary on the Zaouli Dance mask of the Gouro tribe, a rhythm adapted in her award winning song “Goba.” -- Continue reading here: http://www.felymusic.com/bio/#sthash.2wklYjyv.dpuf
Paul Sonnabend - conga
Jeff Simon - guitar
Brian Andres - drums
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