Gojogo Announces Bay Area Summer Concerts
July 20, 2009, Berkeley, CA - Berkeley-based Gojogo, who Stewart Mason of All Music Guide calls “an uncategorizable delight,” is proud to announce three special summer concerts. The extraordinary “World Fusion” quartet, that combines the Western sounds of classical and jazz with the rhythmic traditions of India, will perform selections from their two CD’s, Gojogo and All is Fair, in a concert on Thursday, July 23rd at the UC Botanical Garden Mather Redwood Grove Amphitheatre in Strawberry Canyon overlooking the city of Berkeley. On Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16, 2009, Gojogo will perform new original instrumental compositions set to films from the compilation Masters of Russian Animation, with a Sunday children’s matinee, at the Community Music Center in San Francisco. These performances will offer unique and memorable ways to experience and enjoy Gojogo’s innovative brand of music.
Founded in Berkeley, California in 2003, AlmostCool.org says, "One of the more overlooked releases from thelatter part of last year, All Is Fair is music created by classically-trained musicians that's not stuffy at all." Gojogo’s acoustic instrumentation includes Sarah Jo Zaharako on violin, Eric Perney on bass, Gabriel Robinson on tabla, and Elias Reitz on dholki (a double-headed drum from Northern India) as well as electronic samples. Gojogo performs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the West Coast and in the fall of 2009 will begin recording a third CD that will continually defy the borders of any specific musical genre.
In 2006, Gojogo began composing musical scores to accompany some of the best short animated films created in an oppressed Soviet Russia between 1969 and 1984. Gojogo first premiered their compositions-set-to-animation to critical acclaim in 2007 in San Francisco. The Saturday evening, August 15, 2009, performance begins with a lecture discussing the relevance of the Masters of Russian Animation films on modern society. Sunday’s performance, August 16, 2009, will also begin with a discussion for children with the Gojogo members about how music influences the mood of films, featuring musical examples and interactive activities.
The Masters of Russian Animation event is supported in part through Subito, the quick advancement grant program of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Composers Forum and the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music Musical Grant Program.
Gojogo: Live Among the Berkeley Redwoods, Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. UC Botanical Garden Mather Redwood Grove, 200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720 - $12.00 members and $15.00 non-members. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/calendar_events.shtml
Gojogo: Masters of Animation Live In Concert, Saturday, August 15, 2009, at 8:00pm and Sunday, August 16, 2009, at 4:00pm, Community Music Center, 544 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110 – http://www.sfcmc.org. Tel: (415) 647-6015. $10.00 to $15.00 Adult General Admission and $5.00 to $10.00 Children General Admission. Buy tickets at the door (cash only) or online with your Credit Card or Checking account with Paypal at http://www.gojogo.com
To arrange interviews with Gojogo members, please contact Christopher Buttner, contact info above.
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