San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
American jazz guitarist John Stein and Argentinian drummer Matias Mingote German conceived the idea of experimenting with musical styles like jazz, klezmer, and personal original melodies, fusing them with Afro-Argentinian sound colors & rhythmic feels for dancing like tango, milonga, candombe, etc. The rich stew these musicians are cooking is spiced with their unique musical personalities and the whole is a vibrant tapestry that exemplifies the best meaning of the term “world music.”
John Stein, guitar
Rebecca Kleinmann, flute
Daniel Fabricant, acoustic bass
Matias Mingote German, drums
When & Where
La Peña is a community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.
As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interface with diverse social movements.
Annually, La Peña presents over 200 events with emerging and established artists; organizes an arts education program; produces new works by local artists, presents internationally and nationally renowned artists, and houses a Latin American cafe which complements the organization's mission.