Hailing from Veracruz, Mexico, the Villalobos Brothers are acclaimed as one of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles. The violin trio draws on many genres including San Jarocho, jazz, rock, and blues. These classically trained virtuosos deliver a signature style known as “Fast-Chatting Violin,” for a mesmerizing brew of brilliance, cadence and virtuosity.
The Karamu offers events and activities for people of all ages, including crafts and performances by the Martin Luther King Jr. Choir, the STEAM Academy Jazz Band and the Black Storytellers Association of San Diego. Community information booths will offer a variety of informational handouts, health screenings and other resources. This year, representatives from various local colleges will provide information on higher education. The library will have free opportunity drawings throughout the event. Parking is limited so plan accordingly.
Center favorites The TEN Tenors are back, celebrating their 20th Anniversary with an all-new rock-opera show, The Power of TEN! Taking on the most dynamic songs in the world, the “Vocal Wonders from Down Under” will soar through classical arias and give rock anthems an exhilarating and unique sound for an electrifying night of world-class entertainment.
Four-time Grammy Award winner and slack key guitar virtuoso George Kahumoko Jr. is known as Hawaii’s Renaissance Man. Kahumoko will take the stage with slack key guitarist Kawika Kahiapo and instrumentalist Nathan Aweau to perform a distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings, along with stories and light-hearted entertainment.
Grammy Award winning husband and wife duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn take the stage together to perform music from their debut album. The celebrated banjo players demonstrate seemingly unlimited rhythmic, tonal, and melodic capabilities showcasing the banjo’s versatility for a one-of-a-kind pairing with one-of-a-kind possibilities.
Whitney Shay is a talented & vibrant young vocalist, and for one night only she will take you on an entertaining journey through the history of Jewish women in song. Backed by a trio of accomplished musicians, this is an evening that you won’t want to miss. From Sophie Tucker and Bette Midler to Carly Simon to Amy Winehouse, this exciting show spans genres and decades!
Shay, a San Diego native, will salute, honor and sing classic hits from iconic Jewish vocalists spanning decades. Whether you fancy big band and swing, love folk music and the blues or are a fan of classic or alternative rock – many genres will be explored. The tribute will feature songs from Sophie Tucker, Bette Midler, Carly Simon, Amy Winehouse and others at this truly unique performance. There is even a tune from the not-so-Jewish, Andrews Sisters. Why? Their breakout song was a Yiddish oldie – Bei Mir Bist Du Shein.