Banda Sin Nombre (USA) and Conspiracy of Venus (USA)
Presented by the Songbird Festival (duration 90 minutes)
This performance was made possible in part by the generous support of the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.
Sin Nombre is a street band started by three women in San Francisco's Mission District dedicated to performing folk music from around the world. Mixing rich vocal harmonies with acoustic instruments including guitar, fiddle and cajon. The band's inspirations range from Peruvian chicha to Catalan rumba and Appalachian old time to cumbia.
Conspiracy of Venus is a 30-woman vocal ensemble that explores the creative frontiers of music under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride. Conspiracy interprets McBride’s daring and inventive arrangements of beloved songs, ranging from popular classics to edgy contemporary pieces and original compositions by Ms. McBride.