Cavalcade of Stars featuring Aireene Espiritu, Aki Kumar, John Blues Boyd, Mariachi Mestizo, Ron Thompson with Maurice Tani and The Little Village All Stars
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

presented by Little Village Foundation

$20 adv / $22 door

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January 07 8:00 pm

A Cavalcade O' Stars Benefit Concert for Little Village Foundation, presenting music rooted in fascinating cultural stories yet to be discovered.


Little Village Foundation is a non-profit cultural producer and record label that searches out, discovers, records and produces American roots artists who might never be revealed to the masses. Founder Jim Pugh scours all corners of the country searching for obscure artists to bring from their local communities out to the world.


Artist Info:


Aireene Espiritu, a Filipino-American singer-songwriter based out of Oakland, CA, pays tribute to fellow Filipino-American Sugar Pie DeSanto on Back Where I Belong.


A Silicon Valley software engineer turned professional blues harmonica phenomenon, Aki Kumar introduces an unprecedented mashup of Bollywood classics with deep Chicago style blues on Aki Goes To Bollywood.



A retired roofer and migrant farmworker originally from Greenwood, MS (who now resides in Redwood City, CA), John “Blues” Boyd releases his debut album, The Real Deal, at the prime age of 71.

Hailing from Delano, CA, Mariachi Mestizo recorded their debut release, Te Doy La Libertad, for Little Village at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, CA.


Maurice TaniMaurice Tani has been a fixture on the local alt-country scene for more than a decade with his band 77 El Deora, and previously sang and played guitar for the seminal Motown-style party bands Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra and Big Bang Beat. The San Francisco Chronicle praised his “twangy modern country sound” and called his songs “wry yet romantic, tender but aggressive.”





visit the Aki Kumar website

visit the Maurice Tani & 77 El Deora website

visit the Aireene Espiritu website

visit the John Blues Boyd website

visit the Mariachi Mestizo website

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