Poster art by Carlos “Kookie” Gonzaléz
CMC is teaming up with Carnaval San Francisco to live-stream CMC’s 2016 production of “El Son de la Misión: A Musical Journey from 1960–Present” in a multi-day fundraising event El Son de la Misión” – Juntos Contra el Hambre (Fighting Hunger Together) to raise funds for the Mission Food Hub, which provides food for 7,000 families weekly. This two-part streaming event will be held on August 3 (part one) and August 10 (part two) at 5:00 pm on the hub’s fundraising page with a virtual telethon. The streaming is happening in conjunction with CMC’s Encore! Summer Concert Series which broadcasts an encore concert from the CMC Concert Hall archives weekly from July 20–September 6.
Fighting hunger together
The Mission Food Hub was created by the Latino Task Force to address food insecurity in the Mission District during the pandemic, which has affected the Latinx community disproportionality state-wide and in San Francisco. The task force was co-founded by Carnaval San Francisco’s Artistic Director, Roberto Hernandez. Sylvia Sherman, CMC Program Director, inspired by Carnaval SF’s work of feeding Mission District families, wanted to support their efforts. The broadcast of “El Son de la Misión” as part of CMC’s Encore! Summer Concert Series was the perfect opportunity to partner in raising awareness in the CMC community about the food distribution campaign. Commissioned and originally produced by Community Music Center in 2016, “El Son de la Misión: A Musical Journey from 1960–Present” tells the story of the resilience of Latinx culture in the Mission District through original songs that reflect pivotal social and artistic movements in the neighborhood’s past with artists of the present. The production features the work of Artistic Director, Lead Composer and Arranger Dr. John Calloway, Co-Theatrical Director Script Writer and Lyricist Carlos Barón, and a talented cast of musicians and actors.
Carnaval San Francisco has announced that a generous donor has created a challenge grant matching every dollar up to $100,000 raised during El Son de la Misión” – Juntos Contra el Hambre (Fighting Hunger Together) . Every donation to the Mission Food Hub will be doubled during this campaign.
August 3 at 5:00 pm: Part 1 El Son de la Misión” – Juntos Contra el Hambre (Fighting Hunger Together)
August 10 at 5:00 pm: Part 2 El Son de la Misión” – Juntos Contra el Hambre (Fighting Hunger Together)