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    Music, Meklit Hadero takes on the world

    Meklit Hadero takes on the world

    After spending a few years behind the scenes, curating performances at the Red Poppy Art House and the Mission Arts and Performance Project, Meklit Hadero is taking center stage. The San Francisco–based singer recently released her debut album, On a…
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    Music, Reviewed Zap Mama

    Zap Mama

    In the nearly two decades since Congo-born and Belgium-raised Marie Daulne founded Zap Mama, her vision of one-world music has evolved from esoteric extreme to exotic mainstream. Her sixth album, Supermoon, is the latest full-band Zap Mama recording to distance…
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    Music, Hear This Hear This

    Hear This

    And you thought life in the Mission was rough. After Marie Daulne's father was killed during a revolution in her native Congo, her family sought refuge with a forest tribe of Pygmies. Her kin then relocated to Belgium, where Daulne…
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    Music, Hear This Hear This

    Hear This

    KitkaAfter two decades of international performance and four acclaimed albums on its own Oakland-based Diaphonica label, a cappella octet Kitka could reasonably be called the Bay Area's premier Balkan vocal ensemble. Like a scaled-down version of the popular Eastern European…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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