0 Sunday July 20th, 8pm – Daniel Amedee ft. Sarah Burke & Kendra McKinley

Daniel Amedee 
featuring Sarah Burke & Kendra McKinley

Sunday July 20th, 8pm (doors 7:30pm)
$10-15 sliding scale
tickets available at the door  

Daniel Amedee is living proof that a musician can be from New Orleans, but not necessarily be of New Orleans, a distinction that courses through his quirky, eccentric songwriting style, informed by a haunting bluesy vocalese that scratches the soul somewhere between Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart, and certainly belies young Daniel’s 27 years. In fact, he’s been at it – writing and producing his own music (and getting by with a little help from his friends) since age 14. Which prompts the question: How and where did this unassuming bundle of talent come to be inhabited by the avant garde spirits of progressive rock and guerilla classical that suffuse his debut CD, Themes From (Ex Pat Records, 2011)? And what can we expect from its follow-up, Climbing?

Amedee performs live as a two piece with his bandmate Sarah Burke and although the records are rock infused they are not to squander the power of the live set. Just by using two vocals, one guitar, and ambient sounds, these two create a peaceful and soul reckoning atmosphere. To find out more information go to www.soundcloud.com/danielamedee.

0 Friday July 25th, 8pm – Derek Lassiter

Derek Lassiter
Friday July 25th, 8pm
tickets available at the door 
This relaxing, deep, and honest show features new songs from writer and composer Derek Lassiter with arrangements by Art Khu. Lassiter’s music, a blend of multiple genres including folk and soul is deeply personal yet accessible. Lassiter sings of the human experience-love, pain, hunger- in a way so honest that everyone can relate. Art Khu’s melodies are sweet and climactic and paired with the authenticity of Lassiter’s vocals, you will feel a mellow sense of inspiration and enlightenment.

Saturday July 26th, 8:30 – Chonk, Kirby Jayes, Nathan Snow, and Witchdream Mansion

Chonk, Kirby Jayes, Nathan Snow, and Witchdream Mansion
Saturday July 26th, 8:30 (doors at 8pm)
$10-15 sliding scale
tickets available at the door

A concert featuring two bay-area bands and two touring singer-songwriters from Wisconsin and Montana.

Gritty and infectious, CHONK creates fun and cerebral soundscapes ranging from footstompin’ country blues, bootyshaking soulfunk, to mindbending folk tunes.

Kirby Jayes is a singer-songwriter from Wisconsin/Illinois. He’s on tour behind his band’s new record Responsible People and a split record with tour partner Nathan Snow, titledPunks are People Too.

Nathan Snow is a singer-songwriter from Livingston, MT. FFO Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner, The Mountain Goats and cute girls with weird tattoos. Attached is the cover art for our split record, an MP3 from Responsible People called “Sunday.”

“In his solo sets Robert Raymond of Witchdream Mansion lulls you into his dreamy blissed-out cave with layers of undulating and fuzzed out guitars.”


0 Sunday July 27th, 6pm – Carnatic Vocal Concert with Manasa Suresh

Sangati presents
Carnatic Vocal Concert with Manasa Suresh
Sunday July 27th, 6pm
tickets available at the door 

A 2014 Fulbright Scholar in Carnatic Music, Manasa now lives in Chennai pursuing a musical career that has roots in Fremont, where she was raised in a musical family and serves on the faculty of the Shruthi Swara Laya school. Manasa recently performed for the London International Arts Festival, and for the past two years has performed the inaugural concert at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, as well as in the Carnatic-Jazz effort undertaken by Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna earlier this year. Manasa regularly wins awards at these things, and continues learning from Padma Bhushan P. S. Narayanaswamy as well as giving regular performances in Chennai, having recently finished her degree at UC Davis. 


0 Saturday August 2nd, 7pm – Sarode + Tabla Concert with Steve Oda and U-zhaan

Sangati center presents
Sarode + Tabla Concert with Steve Oda and U-zhaan
Saturday August 2nd, 7pm (6:30 door)
$10-20 sliding scale
tickets available at the door 

A concert with Steve Oda, a Canadian of Japanese ancestry, and U-zhaan, one of Japan’s premier tabla players. Steve Oda may need no introduction in the bay area, having learned with Ali Akbar Khan since 1973, and then in 1996 receiving a highly regarded Canada Council Artist’s Grant to pursue intensive study. Steve has had many opportunities to perform internationally as well as record with some of the world’s outstanding Indian classical musicians. He currently resides in San Rafael, actively teaching and performing the beautiful music of North India. U-zhaan, a student of not one but two pillars of the modern art of tabla – Anindo Chatterji and Zakir Hussain – is not only in high demand as a tabla artist and accompanist in Japan, but is also a best-selling author of his adventures in India!