René y Familia (Kids’ Show)
Fri, Jul 21, 12:15pm – 12:45pmFree
This children’s program has two shows: 11-11:30am with a repeat show 12:15-12:45pm.
Spanning three generations and an array of celebratory Latin American musical traditions, René y Familia is the latest gift from an iconic San Francisco musical clan. Led by educator and songwriter René Peña-Govea, the ensemble includes her son Diego, whose original music appeared on the KTVU show SF Loves Learning, and her sister Cecilia Peña-Govea (aka renowned reggaeton artist La Doña). Their parents, Susan Peña and Los Compas bandleader Miguel Govea, got the party started more than two decades ago with La Familia Peña-Govea, which was a mainstay at community events, festivals and fundraisers. Like that storied conjunto, René y Familia deliver rancheras, cumbias, merengues, boleros and sones, turning every gathering into fiesta while also raising themes of cultural pride, socio-emotional awareness and solidarity.