El Son de la Misión: A Musical Journey from 1960 - present


  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States

Brava and 3 López Productions present

El Son de la Misión: A Musical Journey from 1960 - present

Friday, November 11, 8pm
Saturday, November 12, 8pm

$20; $15 for seniors and students with a valid ID

Music composed and arranged by John Calloway
Scriptwriter, Lyricist, and Co-Theatrical Director, Carlos Barón
Co-Theatrical Director, Alfonso Lopez

Back by popular demand with new original songs, Brava! for Women in the Arts and 3 López Productions present El Son de la Misión, a musical suite composed by multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and educator John Calloway and a script from renowned actor, playwright, theatre director and educator, Carlos Baron. Drawing on fifty years of changing musical styles, El Son de la Misión examines the history of the Mission District through music. The work presents new songs that illuminate, evoke, and reflect pivotal social and artistic movements in the neighborhood’s recent history, starting in the 1960s to the present. Professional artists, CMC students, partners, and Mission District public school students participated in the development and are part of the final performances.

Guest composers: Francisco Herrera • Greg Landau • John Santos • Soltron • Bayonics
Featured musicians: John Calloway • Alex Farrell • David Flores • Camilo Landau • Luis Lemus • Alicia Mana • Ahkeel Mestayer • Ruben Sandoval • Mario Silva • Angela Rey • Herman Lara

Featured actors: Carlos Barón • Araceli León

Special Guests: La Familia Peña-Govea • Roberto Hernández • Enrique Ramirez • Leo Rosales • John Santos

Members: Bayonics • CMC’s Mission District Young Musicians Program • Fogo Na Roupa • Loco Bloco • Soltron and other Mission District music students

Watch the video for a behind-the-scenes look at El Son de la Misión and help keep the music alive!

El Son de la Misión was originally commissioned and produced by Community Music CenterEl Son de la Misión received support from the Creative Work Fund and the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.