Talking heritage and honesty with Lyrics Born and Ruby Ibarra
Celebrating heritage is the combatant of such turbulent times — when the authorities are called on an ordinary, everyday barbecue, the community comes together. The world today, in this chaos, needs balance. For nearly 40 years, CAAMFest has been a stalwart in shining light on narratives and documentaries from across the Asian diaspora, from Manila to Hong Kong to New York City, inner cities to the country, high-end restaurants to grocery stores. Naturally, CAAMFest offers the megaphone to many voices and to lead up to the festival's premier Directions in Sound showcase. We hand the mic to Lyrics Born and [...]
Live This Month: May 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts
Download: Live This Month: May 2018 (Podcast #427) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our May mix of concert picks features new and recent local music from DONCAT, Coke, Ezra Furman, and Mystic Priestess. There's also a ton of excellent local hip hop in this mix, including Ruby Ibarra, Kamaiyah, and Beejus, who is one of many artists performing at our 2018 Southside Festival on May 19. Seattle's Special Explosion offers one of this month's highlights from touring bands, as does [...]
Photos: Ruby Ibarra album release at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Ruby Ibara (photo: Robert Alleyne) Bay area singer Ruby Ibarra celebrated the launch of her debut album Circa91 at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall last Thursday night, October 5, 2017. The venue was a packed celebration from beginning to end, the crowd dancing all night long. There were a lot of bands on the bill that night, including 6Fingers x BWAN, Klassy, Rocky Rivera, and Ottya Dub & Equipto. Check out the gallery below by our own Robert Alleyne.