Share The Love

Did you know?
In the United States, only 4 percent of all arts funding goes to organizations
with a mission to serve communities of color.*

Our mission at the Freight & Salvage is to promote traditional music—music
that is rooted in and expressive of the great variety of regional, ethnic, and
social cultures of peoples throughout the world. We simply could not fulfill this
mission without arts partners serving communities of color.

So for the month of February let’s
Donate to our local arts partners:

La Peña Cultural Center is a leading presenter of artists of color, with a focus on the musical and artistic traditions of the Latinx diaspora. Check our their schedule of upcoming classes and events and donate to support one of the Bay Area’s pillars of Latinx culture!

Photo credit: Guillermo Rivas

The Black Banjo Reclamation Project redistributes, builds, and explores the African diasporic journey of the banjo as part of the worldwide movement towards cultural reparations and community restoration. Workshops, lessons, earth relations,
performances and community gatherings are all aspects of our work.

Filosofía Caribeña 3, a new project by John Santos, is an attempt to reconcile political and social chaos by drawing upon the canon of Afro-Caribbean music. Seven-time Grammy-nominated percussionist and US Artists Fontanals Fellow, John Santos, is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. For this project, he is bringing together the creative spirits of several renowned artists from the extended Caribbean musical world including Orestes Vilató (Cuba), Tito Matos (Puerto Rico), the late legendary Ernesto Oviedo (Cuba), Christelle Durandy (Guadalupe), Jose Roberto Hernandez (México), Melecio Magdaluyo (Filipinas) and the members of his lauded Sextet: Dr. John Calloway (Filipinas), Saul Sierra (México), Marco Díaz (Guatemala), David Flores (Chicano), Charlie Gurke (USA), John Santos (Puerto Rico/Cabo Verde) and more.

*Not Just Money: Equity Issues in Cultural Philanthropy, research by Helicon
Collaborative with support from the Surdna Foundation, July 2017