We're spoilt for choice in the coming days for musical offerings in Berkeley, with performances from, among others, Vinícius Cantuária, Rent Romus and Bows.
The band celebrate the release of their new album, 'Shoorah Shoorah: The Songs of Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint,' at the Back Room Sunday.
Erica Deeman's photographs of African diaspora women are on show at BAMPFA through June 11.
As part of Ashkenaz's Maestra Series, the majestic Bobi Céspedes performs with special guest percussionists John Santos and Javier Navarette Saturday night.
Ben Allison, one of the most expressive bassists in jazz, plays in Berkeley on Sunday afternoon.
Marcos Silva plays a rare gig Sunday at the CJC with his quartet featuring Zach Pitt-Smith on woodwinds, electric bassist Scott Thompson and drummer Phil Thompson.
The Nile Project's touring ensemble, with musicians from Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Burundi and Kenya, returns to UC Berkeley Saturday.
Michael Zilber celebrates the release of his new CD Friday at the California Jazz Conservatory. And we have more recommended gigs.
Drummer Zigaboo Modaliste and funk historian Rickey Vincent kick off Black History Month programming at Ashkenaz on Saturday night.
Drummer Paul Yonemura will celebrate the release of his new album Saturday at the California Jazz Academy.
Scary and unsettling times call for soulful music, and fortunately Berkeley has no shortage of powerful and accomplished singers appearing on local stages in the coming days.
Miriam Peretz and Rachel Valfer, friends since Berkeley High, premiere their new collaboration 'Madre: The Ladino Project' Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Freight & Salvage.