San Francisco resident and world-renowned DJ/producer J Boogie continues to challenge the boundaries of the music world across genres, styles, languages and borders throughout his 20-year career. This truly unique artist speaks to his listeners through a diverse musical language he created integrating techniques and musical genres including downtempo, dub, hip–hop, soul, reggae, funk, African, Latin, bhangra, dancehall, disco, electro, bass, tropical, dubstep and house. Constantly revolutionizing the game, creating new sounds, and always keeping fans on their feet, J-Boogie continues to lift music to its full potential through his distinct approach and one-of-a-kind style.
At BreakThrough Locura will be getting us all dancing with their latin rhythm section, simple driving bass lines, flamenco guitar, horn section and charismatic front woman.
Direct from San Francisco’s fertile music scene, LoCura taps into the diverse sounds that have a rich history in the Bay Area, weaving them together in an uncanny way to reveal their common roots. Mixing Flamenco with Reggae and Cumbia with Ska through contagious rhythms and multiple languages, their music takes you on a ride through a day in the emerging globalized experience where the movement of people and ideas are in constant flux. Reflecting lead vocalist Kata’s own experience of growing up Spanish American in Spain, Italy, and the U.S., LoCura’s music rides the borders of identity and migration piecing together a mosaic of our myriad cultures and experiences. In Spain the expression “Ida y Vuelta” is used to describe certain styles within Flamenco that made a “round-trip” from Spain to Latin America, mixing with music from the African slave and Indigenous populations. With this idea of music traveling and music as creative resistance, LoCura takes the trip back again mixing it up with their own Califas Flamenkito, Reggae, and Cuban Son styles. Moved by the music that crosses borders and takes root in different lands, LoCura draws from this creative ‘rebelde’ spirit to cultivate the cures passed on from our ancestors.
The clowns will be providing adult balloon toys and circus tricks at the BreakThrough event
ClownSnotBombs is a non-profit community circus troupe that believes joy and laughter are a fundamental human right. Our mission is to provide quality affordable entertainment and learning opportunities for all Bay Area communities. We are a company of eight multi-talented physical theater artists, acrobats, circus performers, and musicians and our work weaves dynamic physical theater with comedia and acrobatics into an extravaganza of wonder that tickles the funny bone.
All of us occasionally reach a point when “enough is enough.” At such times
it seems we must do something, anything, even if it later turns out to be a
mistake, to throw off the burdens and restrictions that are limiting us.
If we don’t, they threaten to suffocate and cripple our very life energy itself.
If you are now feeling that “enough is enough,” allow yourself to take
the risk of shattering the old patterns and limitations that have kept your
energy from flowing. In doing so you will be amazed at the vitality and
empowerment this Breakthrough can bring to your life.
wanted to give a shout out to all the friends of cloud 9 already and introduce others for the first time. i met this crew about a year and a half ago, we played music together for days, since then i have watched and participated as cloud 9 has become a well known gathering space, bringing diverse communities together to enjoy music, art, dance and play, so many interesting acts are coming out of this spot, so diverse and talented,
check out the facebook page
like them and go to one of their events, you’ll have fun, you’ll make new friends