A concert with a 6 minute film by Lourdes Portillo, a short presentation by Yo Soy 132 Bay Area on the struggle against femicide in Ciudad Juarez, and music by Diana Gameros, Francisco Herrera, and Mario Esteba.
This event is sponsored by Modern Times, Pena del Sur, and Yo Soy 132 Bay Area. Donations will benefit Modern Times Bookstore. Empanadas and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Donations requested. All are welcome; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Diana Gameros is a Latin singer/songwriter who performs songs of love, longing, and hope. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and now living in San Francisco, Gameros creates authentic, inspiring music that reflects the 21st century experiences of a young indie artist at the borderlands between cultures, languages, and genres. Gameros was born to a musical family where she was surrounded by traditional mexican songs of love and revolution. Gameros inspires her community as an activist promoting social justice and global awareness as she transfixes listeners with her soaring vocals, impressive playing and captivating stage presence.
Francisco Herrera is an extraordinary guitarist and singer. Growing up in the border town of Calexico, Francisco Herrera always straddled two worlds. Francisco’s new album, Honor Migrante, is full of songs that reflect his passion for social justice. The themes range from immigrant rights to globalization, and the music itself crosses genre borders from traditional-sounding norteño and corrido tunes to post-modern electro-cumbia and Latin Rock wet with soulful vocals, wailing electric guitars, and a ripping Fender-Rhodes solo.
Mario Esteva is a poet, singer and songwriter with a beautiful voice and a passion for social justice. He has sung for social justice in Juchitan, Oaxaca and in California. Mario grew up in Tehuantpec, Oaxaca, Mexico. He has sung for several documentary films including Juchitan, Lugar de las Flores. At present he is a union worker and painter in San Francisco.