Mark St Mary with Dance Lesson with Ted Sherrod
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Mark St Mary with Dance Lesson with Ted Sherrod

 

Doors at 7:30 pm; Dance Lesson with Ted Sherrod at 8:00 pm; Show at 9:00 pm

Tickets are $15 Advance / $18 Day of Show

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The hardworking Mark St. Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band has been a favorite of Cajun/zydeco festival crowds for years. St. Mary and company were voted best zydeco band of 2007 by the Bay Area Blues Society, and he was named the Delta King at the Isleton Crawfish Festival. St. Mary began playing accordion when he was 12, inspired originally by “King of Zydeco” Clifton Chenier. Singing in English and Creole French, St. Mary leads his band through original songs including “St. Mary Special” and “Moi Seado (My Syrup),” interspersed with dance floor favorites from Chenier’s “I’m Coming Home” and the classic Harry Choates version of “Jolie Blon” to Rockin’ Sidney’s “Don’t Mess with My Toot Toot.” 

Accompanying St. Mary are some of the finest Cajun and zydeco musicians in Northern California, playing waltzes, two-steps, line dances, and flat-foot zydeco. His band includes guitarist Jim Scott, bassist Dana Mandell, and drummer Timothy Orr.

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Balanço Brasil Presents: Dona Francisca
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Balanço Brasil Presents: Dona Francisca

Doors at 7:00 pm; Dance lesson with Yasmine and Mohamed at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:30 pm

Tickets are $13 in Advance / $15 Day of Show

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Forro is an infectious Brazilian folksy partner swing dance that is easy to learn, a little sexy, and straight up fun. Brought to you by the Bay Area's longest running Forró group Dona Francisca, feat. Paulo Presotto (vocals, percussion), Chris Thomas (zabumba), Diana Strong (accordion, vocals), Rebecca Kleinmann (flute, vocals) and Izzy Wise (bass)

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