Emmanouela Niniraki, Gregory Masaki Jenkins and Darcy Noonan will be performing this Saturday at MAPP at the Red Poppy Art House in the Mission District of SF as the Emmanouela Trio, featuring Emmanouela’s golden voice with classic Greek songs. They’ll open up the musical portion of this special night curated by Red Poppy booker and singer Dina Zarif.
6:00-7:30 pm Crochet Jam, Ramekon O'Arwisters (public, art-making)
7:45-8:15 pm Emmanouela Trio (Sounds of Greece)
8:30-9:15 pm The Marriage of Erato and Euterpe (Piano and Cello and Spoken word)
9:30-10:00 pm IVERIA, Sounds of Georgia (Polyphonic Singing)
Emma, Greg, and Darcy first started playing together last year when they started a weekly residency at Ikaros restaurant in Oakland. Over the months playing there, they honed their chemistry on stage and deepened their repertoire. This will be their first public appearance of 2019 and they are excited to showcase the beautiful music of Greece, from the songs of Asia Minor in modern day Turkey to the Rebetika of the hash dens of urban Piraeus.
Emmanouela Niniraki is a native of Crete who spent 3 years working professionally as a singer in Greece before coming to the US last year. She is known for delighting audiences with her soulful, skillful and passionate readings of Greek folk songs as well as from the Rebetika songbook. Emma will be releasing her first set of songs in the coming months with guitarist Haris Manousakis.
Gregory Masaki Jenkins is well known in the Bay Area as a clarinet player and singer of Greek and Balkan music and has recently added bouzouki to his repertoire of instruments. He performs locally as a singer with old-school Rebetika band Disciples of Markos, at Greek Festivals with Helios, and directs the Balkan Brass Band Fanfare Zambaleta in addition to numerous other projects. Greg taught for over 10 years at the Mendocino Balkan Camp and is currently on staff at Lark Camp teaching Balkan tunes and Greek songs.
Darcy Noonan plays guitar and fiddle and sings in the Disciples of Markos and is also highly regarded as a top Irish fiddler in the Bay Area. She also plays vintage ballroom with Bangers and Mash. In addition to performing, Darcy has an active teaching schedule, teaching violin to students of all ages as well as teaching at the Lark Camp and Fiddlekids workshops.