653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Open to walk-in trade and browsing
Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


Live Streams every weekend!
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to catch a show in progress!
Visit our Facebook page or
YouTube channel!

But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

Sunday, 1/15/23 – 5pm
Avotcja & Modúpue

Avotcja, poet and percussionist, dj, musicologist and historian, is the very soul of Bay Area culture. We say that without fear of contradiction. And Modúpue, a flexible ensemble of amazing musicians converging from multiple cultural and musical directions, is her vehicle to transcendence.

Tune into her radio shows on KPFA and KPOO for the musical truth! And tell everybody to tell everybody, then get down here to Bird & Beckett to hear them work!

This evening, Sandi Poindexter, violin; Francis Wong, saxophone; Heshima Mark Williams, bass; and Myron Cohen, drums, join Avotcja in Modúpue to bring the fire of Wordsong to Bird & Beckett.

$25 cash cover charge; sliding scale available. BYOB.
To reserve seats, call the bookshop at 415-586-3733.

Catch the live stream on our YouTube channel or Facebook page if you can’t make it to the shop.

But if the stream is where you’re taking it all in, be sure to donate to help us pay these five fine professional musicians. There’s a donate link in the navigation bar above and off to the right to take you to the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project, where you can put your two cents or twenty bucks in. Two hundred and two thousand work too, and you wouldn’t be the first! Folks have been great, and are what makes it all work.

Just remember, culture will make you free, but artists need to eat! Thanks for doing your part!


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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