A monthly series curated by RDL+, Bay Area Bridges celebrates the Bay Area music scene, with Oakland as its hub. For the next installment, RDL+ will collaborate with Tarimba, a collective comprised of local Bay Area musicians who have embraced the traditional genre of Son Jarocho music. The core members of Tarimba, Lolis Garcia and Kyla Danysh, are experienced multi-instrumentalists and vocalists who actively perform and teach in the Bay Area music community. During this performance both groups will present their repertoire, as well as collaborate to create new sounds and ideas through fusion and composition.
'Tarimba' is believed to be the African root word of 'tarima', the wooden dance platform that serves as the heart of the Son Jarocho tradition of southern Veracruz, Mexico.
Kyla Danysh is a Berkeley native who has been playing violin for twenty-five years. She grew up studying classical and Klezmer music, and discovered her passion for improvisation through the exploration of Son Jarocho, Son Huasteco, boleros, "gypsy jazz", and Balkan music. She has since traveled to Veracruz a number of times to study, record and perform with her mentors, and is a member of the group Cascada de Flores based in the Bay Area. Kyla is a dedicated teacher, and devotes much of her time outside of playing violin to teaching literacy and music classes throughout the East Bay.
Dolores "Lolis" García is the Co-Director of the East Bay Center's resident arts company, Son de la Tierra. Under the mentorship of Artemio Posadas, Lolis has been studying Mexican Son for over twenty years. She has mastered a number of string and percussion instruments in a variety of Son traditions including Huasteco, Jarocho, Tixtleco, and Mariachero. She has taught workshops and performed at festivals in Mexico and the U.S. Lolis teaches extensively with the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, and at many different schools in the East Bay.
With their 2014 debut album, Más P’alla Va, RDL+ is building an original sound that embodies the members’ collective ideas, inspirations, and histories. RDL+ is Ruthie Dineen on keys, Doug Lee on bass, Steve Weems on drums, Luis Salcedo on guitar, plus(+) the Bay Area's best up-and-coming musicians. The group focuses on writing and playing original compositions, while taking both lyrical and open improvisations on the pieces. While maintaining an aesthetic stemming from traditional jazz, the group experiments with odd meters, timbre, form, and melodic ideas. Nonetheless, the exploratory nature of the group is always rooted in the essence of the composed or arranged pieces.
Ruthie Dineen, piano
Doug Lee, bass
Steve Weems, drums
Luis Salcedo, guitar
DOORS AT 6:30PM, SHOW AT 7PM
$10-15 Sliding Scale
*no refunds or exchanges permitted*