Mercury Soul Presents: Danzón at The Great Northern Ft. Rob Garza & Fare

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Ryan Lafferty & Charlie Maynard of Fare

Mercury Soul is coming to The Great Northern for Danzón, a show celebrating Latin American music. Features a headlining set by Rob Garza (of the legendary Thievery Corporation), with the first-ever live performance of music from his upcoming "Dissolve" EP, joined by singers Shana Halligan, Stee Downes, and Fare, as well as the Mercury Soul Orchestra playing arrangements by Grammy-nominated composer/DJ Mason Bates.

Throughout the night, veteran DJs Masonic (Mason Bates) and Justin Reed will spin sets interspersed with classical performances by the acclaimed Friction Quartet, Redwood Tango Ensemble, and the Mercury Soul Orchestra. The program will include music like Astor Piazzolla’s famous Libertango and his rarely performed Concerto for Bandoneon, Mexican composer Arturo Márquez's bombastically titillating Danzón No. 2, Severiano Briseño's El Sinaloense, Heitor Villa-Lobos' String Quartet No. 1, Daniel Ruggiero's Osvaldo y Osvaldo, and Julián Peralta's Pompeya.

Also keep an eye out for an appearance by the salsa duo, Salsamanía. and a wild after-party led by famed Brooklyn-based DJ Holmar (formerly of Thugfucker) and the Bay Area's own DJ Galen.

Snag your tickets to Friday's event here!

Mason Bates interviews Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation) about their collaboration on the April 27th, 2018 Mercury Soul show at The Great Northern in San Francisco. Garza premieres the music from his Dissolve EP, joined by the Mercury Soul Orchestra playing arrangements by Bates.