Join Rhythmix on a sonic journey down Park Street, connecting cultures through the sounds of Zimbabwean mbira, Puerto Rican plena, American Tribal Style belly dance, Detroit blues and students on strings for the final installation of Island City Waterways Art Walks. Featuring music by Piwai, La Mixta Criolla, Jake Sampson and the Bay Area Music Project, with dance performances by Sandi & Yuka, each group presents a mix of styles, combining traditional and modern elements with a unique Bay Area twist.
- Become spellbound in front of Karibu Lounge, with Piwai’s captivating vocals and hypnotic sound, as she bends genres, seamlessly flowing from jazz, reggae and folk to pure African rhythms.
- Dance your way down Alameda Ave with La Mixta Criolla, specializing in original and funky renditions of swinging Caribbean grooves and traditional tunes including plena, bomba, aguinaldo, merengue, cumbia and salsa. Revel in Sandi & Yuka’s rhythmically driven hip isolations, arm undulations and shimmies.
- Sit back and chill in the Daisy’s parklet with Jake Sampson and Matt Baxter’s Detroit-based blend of Motown, jazz, R&B, blues and soul.
- Support the Bay Area Music Project as the Advanced String Ensemble (grades 3-5) shows their skills on violin and cello in front of Twirl.
Learn more about the artists and RSVP: www.rhythmix.org/events/icw-art-walk-park-street/
Island City Waterways Art Walks – Connecting Cultures, Connecting Community – is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, and the City of Alameda.