We Players' Canciones del Mar to Return to Maritime National Historical Park's Balclutha, 7/19
Back by popular demand after last year's sold-out performance, We Players (Artistic Director, Ava Roy; Managing Director, Lauren D. Chavez), in partnership with San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, will present a special one-night music concert aboard the tall ship Balclutha on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
The program: Canciones del Mar: Songs of the Sea, features three of the Bay Area's most exciting vocalists as they perform an intimate concert, singing songs about the sea, boats, love, and life, drawn from the folkloric and popular music traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Diana Gameros - Vocals and Guitar
Jose Roberto Hernandez - Vocals and Guitar
Edgardo Cambon - Vocals and Percussion
Charlie Gurke - Saxophone
Sam Bevan - Bass
WE PLAYERS and SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
We Players has a five year cooperative agreement with San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. This is the first partnership of its kind in the nation. As a result of this partnership, We Players is collaborating with a wide range of artists, creating work from diverse vantage points in a variety of media as an exercise in exploring the many layers of story within the national historic park.
The extended venue of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, including the Maritime Museum building, Municipal Pier, Hyde Street Pier, the historic vessels, Victorian Park, and Aquatic Park and lagoon serves as a laboratory for We Players experiments in site-integrated programming. This current cooperative agreement is set for 2012-2017. Projects include the generation of new theatre works inspired by classical literature and Greek mythology, music concerts, dance, staged readings, visual art exhibits, conversations, parties, and workshops. In addition, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will serve as a "floating classroom" for We Players' growing Aesthetic Education Program, which is intended to serve youth from diverse backgrounds in neighborhoods throughout the Bay Area. This long-term residency allows We Players to deepen and further stretch its artistic practice.
In this vein, Canciones del Mar - curated by We Players' Music Director, Charlie Gurke - continues We Players' commitment to a music series that prioritizes local musical talent and will entice local audiences to visit this hidden gem at the far end of Fisherman's Wharf. Later this fall, We Players is slated to collaborate with the saxophone quartet ROVA, for a site-specific jazz improvisation piece, aboard historic ferryboat Eureka, across Hyde Street Pier. ROVA has been a fixture of the Bay Area music scene for over three decades, and We Players is honored to work with the group.