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Agua Pura

Thu, Oct 3, 6:00pm7:30pm

Black and white photos of the members of Agua Pura playing brass instruments and singing on a stage, silhouettes of audiences in front of them
Thu, Oct 3
6:00pm – 7:30pm
East Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens
3rd St. between Mission and Howard Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
(415) 543-1718


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After years of showing up to salsa and Latin jazz gigs only to find herself the only woman in the band, conguera and vocalist Rebecca Rodríguez decided she needed to take measures into her own hands. Born out of a desire to highlight the Bay Area’s deep pool of female talent, Agua Pura is an acclaimed all-femme salsa combo known for interpreting classic cuts by the likes of the Fania All-Stars and El Gran Combo with authority. It’s a celebratory, percussion and brass-driven sound delivered with swaggering power, the kind of salsa dura that Rodriguez describes as “party music you might hear from someone’s radio while walking through the Mission District.” More than an impressive ensemble, Agua Pura is a creative hotbed that encourages women players to stretch their improvisational wings.


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