653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

[email protected]

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


Live Streams every weekend!
Refresh your browser
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!

Monday, July 27th – 7 pm
Film docs on Cuba!
Filmmaker Juanita Cordones-Cook

Nancy Morejon film frameA program of short film documentaries on Afro-Cuban culture by Juanamaria Cordones-Cook.

Professor Cordones-Cook (Romance Languages, University of Missouri) is an award winning documentary filmmaker who has filmed over 100 hours of events in Cuba, the USA, and Canada on topics related to the Afro-Romance Diaspora culture and literature, such as conferences, interviews, ritual dances, and theatrical performances. She has also filmed a series of living histories of Afro-Hispanic intellectuals -33 already- and is as well directing and producing documentaries in Cuba and the United States. She has completed La silla dorada: antología audiovisual (Havana 2010); Cimarroneando con G.H. (Havana 2011); a series of five documentaries on Ediciones Vigía, Un libro único de Estévez / A One-of-a-Kind Book by Estévez; Poéticas visuales / Visual Poetics; La Habana expuesta, un diseño de Estévez / Havana on Display, a Design by Estévez; Entre la palabra y la imagen / Between the Word and the Image (Matanzas and Havana, 2012). Other documentaries include Nancy Morejón: Paisajes célebres / Famous Landscapes (Havana, Toronto, Columbia, Missouri, 2012), Diago: Un artista apalencado / A Maroon Artist (Havana 2013). Professor Cordones-Cook has as well produced and directed in collaboration with Julie Middleton, Michael Hicks, and Barbara Williamson, Battle, Change from Within (Columbia, Missouri, 2012). She has completed a 7 hour and 30 minutes archival documentary on 27 years (1985-2011) of Ediciones Vigía book production, Abriendo Archivos / Opening Archives (Matanzas: 2013), Rogelio Martínez Furé, un Griot cubano / A Cuban Griot(2014), Choco (2014), El mundo mágico de Mendive (2015), and is as well making progress on other documentaries on Afro-Cuban writers and artists, such as Santiago Rodríguez Olazabal, Alberto Lescay Merencio, and Zuleica Romay, among others


To take our SURVEY, click here, and help the BBCLP get to know you better! As Duke Ellington always said, we love you madly...

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...
[Read More ]


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

Sign Up for Our Weekly Emails!