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


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

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

Saturday, March 19, 8pm
Sunday, March 20, 7pm

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

Community Music Center presents the premiere of El Son de la Misión, a new 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
Featured musicians: John Calloway • Alex Farrell • David Flores • Camilo Landau • Luis Lemus • Alicia Mana • Melecio Magdaluyo • Ahkeel Mestayer • Ruben Sandoval • Mario Silva

Featured actors: Carlos Barón • Araceli León
Special Guests: La Familia Peña-Govea • Roberto Hernández • Enrique Ramirez • Leo Rosales • John Santos

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

This project is supported by the Creative Work Fund.

Community Partners: Acción Latina, Brava Theater Center, Machete Records, Mexican Museum, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Mission High School Bears Society, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival