Tuesday, May 06, 2008

BISS Features: OneMama Benefit / Stevie Wonder Tribute/ Afrolicious / SF Tech Summit

There are so many great shows to be featured that we couldn't wait until we put the whole list together to get them out to you!  The full BISS list will be out later this week so check the calendar for show dates until then: BISS Google Calendar.



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Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - Realistic Orchestra -  Stevie Wonder birthday show!! @ Bruno's 10pm

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Jazz Mafia presents the second annual Stevie Wonder show celebrating his 58th birthday this month (he was born May 13th, 1950). Stevie, as many of you know, is a prolific songwriter, someone who has touched peoples hearts and minds with his music with incredible consistency for so many years, and we're celebrating his genius with an ALL STEVIE SHOW!! I think this may be the first time we've done this actually, almost all Stevie tunes, with a couple of surprises thrown in for good measure. This month Adam and other jazz mafia members are bringing in the fruits of their hard work transcribing and arranging Stevie Wonder tunes and we have the Jazz Mafia soul choir joining us to sing many a tune, but we'll have a few instrumental arrangements to stretch peoples minds and move some butts as well.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008  Unofficial NARM Wrap Party Featuring

Materialize, Two Loons, & Loopstation @ Red Devil Lounge                   

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Smokin' show featuring two of the Bay Area's wildest duo's, Loop!station and Materialized and the moody/ambient Seattle band Two Loons For Tea. Come join after NARM or just drop-in. It's sure to be a special night.

Jay Siegan Presents @  The Red Devil Lounge

Doors: 8:00 pm,   Materialized 9:00 pm,   Two Loons 10:00pm,   Loop! Station 11:00 pm


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Thursday May 8, 2008 OneMama's Launch Party and Fundraiser

Full Night of local, international and world renown live music ***Win Tickets!***
Funk, R&B , Soul & Rock & African Music:The Yacine Kouyate African Collective, The Monophonics, Eric McFadden & Norwood Fisher of Fishbone, Boots Riley and Silk-E of
The Coup, Siobhan Neilland – Premier of OneMama Song, DJ Wisdom, DJ Nomadeeq


We are all OneMama living on OneMother Earth...Let's help each other and heal this planet.

About OneMama: OneMama was founded as a nonprofit organization with a mission to bring prosperity and health to people all over the world by empowering women as caregivers, mothers, businesswomen and agents of change for their rural communities.
OneMama puts special focus on women, specifically midwives who are often at the center of these impoverished communities. For example, in Uganda, 90-95% of women have their babies with a midwife. Women in late term pregnancy travel by foot for miles in order to give birth with a midwife they trust. At times, a single midwife nurtures all of the mothers and infants of an entire community- thus, quite literally being one mother for all: One Mama. It is the woman, the midwife, the mother and the men and children who love them who bring these communities to life. OneMama is the nurturer, the protector, and the source of life for those in need.

OneMama's mission begins with a pilot program in Uganda.  This program provides a medical clinic and supplies, along with onsite health and financial education for midwives and their clients. Clinic participants learn about family planning, pre and postnatal care, and economic sustainability. The participants, whether they are mothers, fathers, midwives, or volunteers must contribute back to OneMama, creating a unified support system. We will eventually replicate this program in different communities around the globe.

Interested in donating to or volunteering for OneMama?
You will receive a cultural education, a new perspective, a sense of global connection and a life-changing experience in return.
We welcome any and all contributions! www.onemama.org/give.html



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Thursday May 8, 2008 - AFROLICIOUS @ Elbo Room (647 Valencia)

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The Afrolicious weekly party is celebrating its 1 year anniversary by inviting one of its favorite bands to headline two-nights at the Elbo Room.  On May 8th  Miami based Spam All-Stars(www.spamallstars.com) will be joining DJs Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz and their live percussionist (B Lee) and drummer (Joel Elrod) for the Thursday Night weekly. On May 9th Spam All-Stars will headline with opening acts from the full Pleasuremaker band and dj sets from Señor Oz.  Both shows are from 10pm-2am. $10 @ Elbo Room 647 Valencia st. SF, CA

Afrolicous is a vibe, a party, a mixtape, a style of sounds and rythm's, and a feeling. The whole concept of Afrolicious is to pay respect and homage to the rythm's of the Afro-diaspora with a heavy bump, a swing, an infectious groove. The sounds come from the global village and include but are not limited to Afro-Beat, Afro-Cuban, Latin funk, Afro-Brasiliero, Global funk, Balkan beats, Jamaican riddims, Afro-Disco, global breakbeats and electronic music (house, disco, big-beat, hip-hop)  that has drawn clearly on the sounds of the Afro-diaspora.


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Thursday May 8, 2008 San Fran Music Tech Summit! 9 am - 6pm

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Come mingle with the digital thought leaders in the SF tech community.  The SanFran MusicTech Summit brings together the best and brightest developers, musicians, and business people to the Hotel Kabuki on May 8, 2008.

More info: http://www.sanfranmusictech.com 

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