Aug. 11: El Gusto at the Green Music Center


Once upon a time in 2003, director Safinez Bousbia discovered the story of a group of Jewish and Muslim artists separated by war more than 50 years ago. These musicians shared one quality, a passion for chaabi, a blend of Berber, Andalusian and Flamenco sounds. Bousbia and these artists came together to produce the 2011 documentary El Gusto, which chronicles the stories and musical production of the group, called The Buena Vista Social Club of Algiers. Flip ahead to this week, and the 20-piece orchestra comes to Sonoma County to provide a screening of the inspirational film and a lively performance for guests on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Green Music Center. 1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. $5. 4pm. 866.955.6040.

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