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Neighborhood World Music Sessions at The Annex: Music from the Coast of Peru – September 7, 2022

September 7 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday September 7, 5-7:30pm will continue our music series held at El Cerrito Natural Grocery Company Prepared Food Annex (The Annex)  – “Neighborhood World Music Sessions at The Annex.”

Music from the Coast of Peru!
Marina Lavalle – Vocal
Javier G. Trujillo – Guitarra
Pedro Rosales – Cajón
Afro-Peruvian singer Marina Lavalle is one of the most distinctive performers in the Bay Area and one of the great voices of modern Peruvian music. An important figure in the resurgence of Afro-Peruvian music, Marina Lavalle nurtures a carefully crafted blend of contemporary and traditional sounds. Accompanied by guitar, base and Peruvian cajón, she renders a soulful and vibrant interpretation of an array of rhythms in her musical heritage such as: Landó, Festejo, and Zamacueca, just to name a few. Marina began her career at age 9 singing in multiple radio stations and developed her singing technique at the National Radio of Peru having famous composer Pablo Casas as her mentor. By the early 70’s she sang as the main vocalist with the Cultural Association Peru Negro traveling all over the World performing the best of the Afro-Peruvian traditions in the forms of dance and music. She moved to Venezuela by early 70’s and sang along the famous group Sonero Clasico del Caribe a wide variety of traditional Cuban music. Marina Lavalle has been collaborating with De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association preserving the Afro-Peruvian traditions and Legacy in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has performed in many important events such as The Ethnic Dance Festival at The Palace of Fine Arts of San Francisco, El Encuentro del Canto Popular, Women’s Building, Julia Morgan Theater, Red Poppy Art House, Stanford University, Malonga Center for the Arts, among others.

We are proud to present this series in partnership with Javier Navarrette Music and SunJams.

Javier Navarrette Music continues to bring live music to several venues around the Bay Area. Javier has been a professional musician and music educator in the Oakland Unified School District for the past 20 years. Over the past 2 years Navarrette has produced outdoors events that have proven instrumental in enabling musicians to deal with some of the fallout of the pandemic and shutdown that followed. Most recently he has been curating “Modúpue Sundays at the Brooklyn Basin.” These musical productions ran from June–November 2021 at the new Oakland hot spot, the Brooklyn Basin, with internationally known, Bay Area musical legends.

SunJams is committed to funding children’s music education in under-served public elementary schools. Your donation will help support this ongoing program.

In addition, we need to raise funds to continue bringing you this exciting new live music program. All of the proceeds will go directly to our network of local musicians, each of whom have been severely impacted by the lack of events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether you donate $10, $100, or $1000 – any amount helps and will allow us to keep bringing music to our community! As always, your donation to our 501(c)3 may qualify as tax exempt.


Please be safe. Feel free to wear a mask if you prefer.


Tickets are NOT required for this venue, you can simply come in, order food and beverages at the Annex counter and pay at the registers.


September 7
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM




The Annex
10387 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530 United States
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