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Saturday, November 5 – 7:30pm
Karl Evangelista’s Apura

Karl Evangelista-guitar
Francis Wong-saxophone
Lisa Mezzacappa-bass
Donald Robinson-drums

$20 cover charge. BYOB.
Live in the shop and live streamed
on Bird & Beckett’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
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Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista presents Apura (Tagalog for “Very Urgent”), a project that explores the relationship between jazz-based musical improvisation and social transformation in an era of worldwide political upheaval.

Karl Evangelista’s Apura celebrates the power of creative music as a weapon of struggle. Apura uses original composition and daring improvised sounds to explore the passionate, embattled culture of the Philippines – Evangelista’s ancestral home. Along the way, Evangelista pays homage to the imposing legacies of American free jazz and South African improvised music.

This occasion marks Apura’s only 2022 performance, featuring Asian Improv aRts cofounder Francis Wong (saxophone), enterprising bassist Lisa Mezzcappa (bass), and Bay Area great Donald Robinson (drums). The ensemble performs music from Ngayon, an upcoming record featuring master drummer Andrew Cyrille.

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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