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Old school Chinatown funk? 50 years of Jest Jammin’ with Rev. Norman Fong

From the turbulent, racist '60s to next week's Chinatown CDC fundraiser, the band keeps the Motown hits coming.

Making noise and empowering girls: 15 years of Women’s Audio Mission

Founder Terri Winston speaks about educating young women in recording studio technology—and WAM's big fundraising bash, coming September 21.

A swell wave of female talent rolls in with TIDES

Vibrant showcase of local, women-led bands and visual artists with a charitable twist comes to El Rio August 29.

Homegrown soul sensation Con Brio is back

With a new album and tour (including a stop at the Fillmore Sat/5), the beloved band still uses music as a weapon of love.

21st Romani Music Festival lights up with electrifying horns, cultural openness

Balkan powerhouse Džambo Aguševi Orchestra headlines Voice of Roma's annual gathering, happening Fri/9 in Oakland.

‘Women in Jazz’ bookends Women’s March with musical solidarity

Concert organizer Caroline Chung speaks about sexism in the local music scene, and her two-night series of live empowerment.

Diana Gameros sings lullabies of Mexico

Heralding a return to her childhood home after 15 years, the local favorite brings family together on new album 'Arrullo.'

To be blunt, a blast

Smoked Out Soul party at Monarch is a risky, ebullient mix of live instruments and recorded soul-funk grooves.

Drop the oratorio

Ensemble Mik Nawooj speaks about fusing classical and hip-hop -- and ambitious new piece 'Death Become Life.'

Sgt. Pepper, UnderCover

Musical collective UnderCover tackles on the beloved 50-year-old Beatles album -- in its entirety, in a multitude of styles