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in the mood for an uplifting human powered street performance in San Francisco this Saturday night?

Posted by fossilfool
10/20/2007 – 08:30
A few photos now online:

La MalamañaFossil Fool, and Shake Your Peace to play MAPP festival in San Francisco’s Mission District.

La Malamana
Above: Members of the band La Malamaña


Dear friends and fans,Please come out to 23rd and Treat St. Saturday night for a magical street performance like no other in recent history in SF. Three human-powered music bicycles creating a powerful and crisp 800 watt sound system. Three great bands. The feature performance, La Malamaña, are an amazing crew of stilt-waking, fire dancing, slack line balancing, silk twirling, caligraphy writing, hypnotically grooving drumming latin rocking folkifiers. This eight piece band travels, eats, smokes, and dances together. I had a chance to play with La Malamana at 12 Galaxies and witnessed as their stiltwalkers Carlanga and Joel backflipped on stilts. Amazing!

The other two performers are perhaps a bit more familiar to people on this list… SHAKE YOUR PEACE!and yours truly, Fossil Fool, the Bike Rapper. We’ll each be doing shorter sets.

Bicycle Music Festival home page image

Fossil Fool, the Bike Rapper.Above: Fossil Fool, the Bike Rapper, on the Choprical Fish

Fossil Fool
– It all kicks off at 8:30 with some human powered DJ’ing by Fossil Fool on the Choprical Fish.
– Then at 9:00PM SHAKE YOUR PEACE! will take a set. (Worth noting is that SYP! will be playing alongside the Ginger Ninjas on the upcoming Pleasant Revolution Tour.) I’ll be rapping, singing, and DJ’ing between the two La Malamaña sets.

SHAKE YOUR PEACE! at Bicycle Music Festival
Above: SHAKE YOUR PEACE! at Bicycle Music Festival.

The location for Saturday’s performance is 23rd and Treat. It’s a stone’s throw from the Red Poppy Art House.

About that sound system: It’ll be about 50% bigger and crisper than our setup at the bicycle music festival due to the addition of a third human powered music bike. We did a sound check last night at Dolores Park, and it was excellent. We’re even starting to get good bass out of the system now.

The MAPP (Mission Arts & Performance Project) happens only four times a year, and it’s a beautiful evening of art and music in 10 different walkable venues in the Mission District. This one’s shaping up to be one of the best yet. Come early and walk to some of the other venues!

Saturday night! Come on down.

The location is 23rd and Treat. MAPP is a free event, but tip the musicians if you appreciate their efforts. Show starts at 8:30 come prepared to pedal power some live music!

Jorge pedals Choprical Fish at Shake Your Peace Bernal Heights show
Fellow musician Jorge pedals the Choprical Fish at the recent Shake Your Peace! Human Powered rock n’ Roll show on Bernal Heights. (More photos on Adam Aufdencamp’s Flickr stream)