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South African musician, music therapist and humanitarian Sharon Katz was born in Nelson Mandela Bay / Port Elizabeth during the Apartheid era and began her anti-Apartheid activism as a teenager. In the decades since, she has used her music for social activism around the world, was recorded by Sting, and received the Phil Ochs “Music for Political and Social Change” award.
After Mandela’s election, Sharon Katz & The Peace Train became the country’s first musical ambassadors of the new democracy. Their USA tours have included performances for The Getty in LA, Disney World, Duke Ellington Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian in DC, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall in NY, and many universities and festivals.
Sharon performed with the legendary South African singer Miriam Makeba and featured on Sting’s Carnival! album with Elton John, Tina Turner, Annie Lennox, Ruben Blades, and Pavarotti. Grammy award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo also joined Sharon on The Peace Train. Several of Sharon’s albums have featured on the Grammy ballot for Best World Music including Imbizo, Side-By-Side and We Can Be The Change.
In 2015, the documentary film “When Voices Meet” about Sharon’s music and humanitarian work with The Peace Train project was released. Through archival footage and the 20-year retrospective words of the original choir members, musicians, and other South African personalities, this critically acclaimed documentary went on to receive numerous awards at over 30 film festivals around the world. It has been shown on TV in over 50 countries and is now available on Amazon Prime, YouTube and DVD.
Continuing her reputation of “converting gang members into band members,” Sharon is currently working in the border region between San Diego and Tijuana where she has been forming choirs and teaching guitar to youth in some of the most gang- and drug-infested areas. She’s also been working in shelters for migrant children and families, a safe house for girls rescued from trafficking, and a program for survivors of torture.
Hijos Del Tropico
Join us for a sensory evening of taste and sound!
A delicious Indian dinner of creamy vegatable curry with golden turmuric rice, green split pea dahl and chapatti.
Prepared by Moon Vegan Chef Marine Peuvion.
For the meat eaters add a creamy chicken curry by Chef Raul.
Music will be a selection of Indian Ragas performed by the very talented Kavier on Sitar.
Dinner and music start at 6pm. There will be limited seating for this special meal, and we need to know the number of people coming before hand. So please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat at the table for this very special evening.
Get on your Disco wear and dance up a storm at this unique Fundraiser for the Dance Troupe Collectiva Zenda. They will be performing some Disco Dance Routines throghout the evening. There will aso be a raffle with some amazing prizes, that will be drawn two weeks later at the Posada on Friday December 16 at Teatro Luna Azul.
You’re invited to come and experience a wonderful evening of deep meditation and connection. Bring with you a yoga mat, blankets, pillows or bolsters, and lay back under the stars at Teatro Luna Azul, and take in the beautiful vibrations of Tony Hatch playing crystal bowls.
Doors open at 6pm. 300 pesos.
We have some very exciting events lined up at Teatro Luna Azul for the final month of 2022. Here is a short list of them to keep in your calendar.
Saturday December 3 – Disco Dance Party! Live Music, Costumes, Choreography by Carlos Guluarte
Saturday December 10 – Taste of India – Delicious Indian Dinner with live Raga songs played on Sitar by Javier Cisternas
Friday December 16 – Posada – Traditional Mexican Celebration Hosted by Carlos Guluarte & Collectiva Zenda
Saturday December 17 – Hijos del Tropical – Dance to this lively Cumbia band and the beautiful voice of Jorge Monteverde
Friday Dec. 23 – Incredible Blues Voice of Jess Clemens with excellant musicians David Raitt & Richard Hastings. Singer Songwriter Evening.
Friday December 30 – Old Years Eve with Sharon Katz & Friends
The bar will be open, and some evenings we will be serving food.
More details of each night will be posted soon.
A perfect night to get out and dance to ‘Salsa Macha Vol. II’ in the beautiful open air theatre of Teatro Luna Azul.
Presented by the collective group of artists ‘El Nido’, this evening is a follow up to their first ‘Salsa Macha’ earlier this year. Germán Mesa Parodi has researched the best of the Salsa music coming out of New York in the 60’s & 70’s, and will be playing from a playlist ‘Mas Picante’ than the last show.
Entrance is free, but you can also support El Nido, with a donation if you like.
If you don’t know how to Salsa – we got you covered! Carlos Guluarte – an incredible dancer and dance teacher, will give a group Salsa class from 7-8pm, before the dance music begins. Cost is 100 pesos. So grab some friends and come dance!
We will have some spicy meat pies (Empanadas de Carne) available for dinner (or snacking) with of course, some amazing Salsas! . There will be a vegetarian empanada for the non meat eaters.
The bar will be open – beer, cocktails, wine, non alcoholic drinks – will all be available.
Fasten Your Seat Belts, We are going on a Cosmic Journey!
Join us for this incredible evening of Music, Dance, Sharing Stories and Comedy!
Come for dinner at 6pm. Raul will be cooking up a cosmic storm – a delicious chicken with mushroom sauce, with rice and salad. Also a vegetarian meal by Moon! We will also be concocting some stellar drinks.
If you have any stories you would like to share, be they UFO related, or out of body cosmic experiences, you will find an attentive audience and a mic on the stage here to do that.
We will also have an out of body journey/meditation, combined with the incredible music of Alf to take us there. Then he will be playing a combination of synth with his original music, to get us dancing, to the moon!
Tickets 200 pesos at the door.