Friday Night Opening Reception
Join us Friday October 4th at Civic Winery, 50 E 11th Ave., Eugene between 5:30pm- 9:30pm in downtown Eugene for the Eugene Environmental Film Festival’s opening reception! This year we will also be part of the First Friday ArtWalk! Featuring music by Mignon Geli and Mood Area 52! Meet filmmakers and eat delicious food from 100 Mile Bakery!
Mignon Geli was born in San Francisco, California. She is of Filipino, Spanish, and Mayan ancestry. For the past 17 years, Mignon has been living in the California Sierra Foothills by Coloma, in Nisenan-Maidu country. Thirteen years ago, her son gifted her with a native wood flute. She is self-taught, plays by ear, and has added native drums to her repertoire. She can flute along in many genres of music from traditional native to contemporary native, to folk, rock, jazz, funk, soul, etc. Mignon is also a member of the Neena McNair Family Singers, a multi-cultural women’s traditional native drum group. 5:30pm
Mood Area 52 plays Americana influenced by latin, world, and instrumental art music. Area 52 started in 1998 as a Piazzola inspired neo-tango and silent film score ensemble. Since then the group has morphed into an ensemble defined more by instrumentation and mood than genre. Their most recent releases, Company Town and 1952 Philanski House, blend roots rock, instrumental tango, jazz, blues, Balkan influences, ranchera, and American folk, country, Brechtian cabaret, and classical music. 7:15pm
Saturday Night After Party
Join us on Saturday night for an after party at New Zone Gallery, 22 W 7th Ave., Eugene! Come and dance or just hang out and listen to music by DJ Levil, a mix of world music with Latin, Gypsy, and Balkan roots! 9:00pm-11:00pm
Ricardo Cárdenas, under the nickname of DJ Levil, has played at various events: festivals and fundraisers for the Mapuche legal defense, among others. As a guitarist, Ricardo performed with the legendary Zimbabwean musician Thomas Mapfumo and recorded with Steve Perry (Cherry Poppin ’Daddies). Ricardo has written music for the play Burning Patience, premiered by the Miracle Theater Group in Portland, and for Gabriela Martínez’s documentary “Keep Your Eye on Guatemala.”