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Coming up in 2021:

Sat. Sept 25th 2pm, Wind Weavers at Cotati Accordion Festival

Sun. Oct 24th 12pm, Wind Weavers Trio at SFIAF, Fort Mason

Save the dates!

Scroll down for details and past events.

 
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WIND WEAVERS TRIO AT SFIAF

Sun. Oct 24th, 2021 -12pm

Wind Weavers returns to the SF International Arts Festival alongside an incredible lineup of performers from across the performing arts and around the world. Discounts available for multi-show passes. For more info, click below. Our set starts at 12pm, outdoors at Black Point Battery in Fort Mason. Covid-safe event, must provide proof of vaccination or recent negative test.

The trio features Dan Fabricant (bass), Christopher Jacoby (guitar), and we'll be joined special guest Debbie Gold (flute).

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WIND WEAVERS AT COTATI ACCORDION FESTIVAL

Sat. Sept 25th, 2021 - 2pm

Wind Weavers returns to the Cotati Accordion Festival! The ensemble in this incarnation will feature Clare Armentante (violin), Christopher Jacoby (guitar), Dan Fabricant (bass) and Josh Mellinger (percussion). We'll play at 2pm on the side stage (previously the Accordion Apocalypse stage, now Ray's Deli). Don't miss it! Outdoors and COVID-safe.

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WIND WEAVERS & ANNIE HENDRIX AT THE MONKEY HOUSE

Thurs. Mar 12, 2020

Cancelled due to global pandemic :)

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DONA FRANCISCA OPENS FOR ALCEU VALENÇA

Aug 2nd, 2019

A true icon and one of the most influential artists in Brazilian music, Alceu Valença returns to North America after a 20-year hiatus and embarks on his first major tour across seven cities. With a career spanning over 40 years, 35 albums, over 5 million in sales, and four Latin GRAMMY nominations, Alceu Valença has established himself as the voice of Northeastern Brazil. His album “Vivo” was defined by Richard Perry of Arcade Fire, as a “psychodelic masterpiece”. You can expect a high-energy show full of forró, baião, xote, frevo and embolada, and all of his popular hits like “Morena Tropicana”, “Coração Bobo”, “Anunciação”, “Taxi Lunar”, “Belle de Jour”, and more.

Supported by local forró ensemble Dona Francisca, and Oakland based Grupo Cocada, a group of singers and percussionists playing Côco de Roda.

Tickets on sale at www.augusthallsf.com 

August 18, The Patty Dukes and Juliet St

WIND WEAVERS WITH THE PATTY DUKES

Aug 17, 2019

Join Wind Weavers and The Patty Dukes for an afternoon/evening of intimate music, including sung poetry and innovative, tradition-inspired instrumental music in a warm welcoming backyard potluck house concert.

The Patty Dukes are cousins Juliet and Diana Strong singing sweet harmonies, old classics and family poems. In 2017 they recorded Four Quatrains, written by their great uncle Ed Strong in his waning years about aging, death, and enduring love, set to music. These two cousins have been making music separately and together throughout their lives, and each brings a unique voice and perspective to their collaborations. 


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STRINGQUAKE AND WIND WEAVERS IN CONCERT

April 18 and May 23, 2019

Thanks to our appreciative audiences at the Back Room and SF Int'l Arts Festival, these shows were a great success!  
StringQuake (led by Bay Area native composer Amelia Romano on electric harp) and Wind Weavers come together in an evening of innovative instrumental music. Expect superb musicianship, rhythmic depth and playful improvisation with influences spanning classical, modern, jazz, and a range of international folk traditions.

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WIND WEAVERS DEBUT!

Oct 20th, 2018

Thanks to everyone who came out for this special birthday concert, debuting my newest musical project. After considering all the band name options suggested by the audience, including Avocado Helmet, Patchwork Symphony, the 5 Winds, Blue Vervain, and many more, we have settled on Wind Weavers, which no one suggested (but was inspired by a few of the suggestions). Stay tuned for more to come!

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DONA FRANCISCA AT AMNESIA - NOW AMADOS!

Every 2nd Friday

Dona Francisca plays forró by the Bay every second Friday in SF-- our long running residency at Amnesia has moved to Amados with the closing of our beloved Amnesia-- it's just down the street, and more room to dance! Ranging from classics like Gonzaga, Sivuca, Camarão, to modern forró by Hermeto Pascoal and Marcos Caldi, to original tunes written right here in California, Dona Francisca will keep you dancing til they kick us out of the bar. Vamos dançar!

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FORRÓ BY THE BAY CD RELEASE

2017

Dona Francisca is proud to present our first recording, featuring original music in Portuguese and English, composed right here in the SF Bay Area, for your dancing and listening pleasure wherever you may be.