Peña Pachamama, the restaurant and music venue, is being transformed into a full cultural center for world music and the arts. We are in the process of recreating it as a new public non-profit organization, Peña Pachamama - Center for World Music, Culture and the Arts. To pay for this transition and to launch the “new” Peña Pachamama, we need to raise $18,000.
We are very grateful for any amount that you can donate!
We are also asking for people who already know our work to become founding members of a group of “Friends of Peña Pachamama” and to help provide the funding we need through an innovative new financial arrangement.
Our plan: People who provide financial support now at the Friends level of $250 or more will receive a special prepaid card that can be used in the future to pay for the cost of food, shows, private events, meetings, etc. at Peña Pachamama. For $250, Friends will receive a special “Bronze Team” card that will be loaded with $300 of purchasing power. For $500, Friends will receive a special “Silver Team” card that will have $625 of purchasing power. For $1,000, Friends will receive a special "Gold Team" card that will have $1,300 of purchasing power. These Team cards can be used to pay 50% of the cost of services at the time of purchase. Thus Peña Pachamama, which is giving a bonus of as much as 30% to Friends who use the Team cards, is still assured of receiving sufficient money to cover essential ongoing costs when the cards are used.
This is the beginning of the next era for Peña Pachamama and we want you to be part of that with us and join us in developing the Center to the highest level possible.
Please donate, join as a Friend and order your Team card at this site or send a check to Peña Pachamama Center, 3450 Sacramento Street, Suite 523, San Francisco, CA 94118-1914. Contact us directly at [email protected] with any questions you have about this campaign and becoming a Friend.
Money sent for the purchase of these Friends Team cards is not tax-deductible. Please support us in any way you can. Thank you!
Robin Williams declared the wildly rhythmic nightspot "the kind of place even the Amish would dance.” -Catherine Bigelow, SF Chronicle
“San Francisco is a city of 'it' places. And Peña Pachamama has always been one of those places in the city,” -Hon. Mayor Willie Brown, 7x7
“I just love the music, whether it’s new style or old style, the music played here is hard to find anywhere else.” -Stanlee Gatti, 7x7
“For our Mother Earth and all of us, North Beach’s Peña Pachamama: the cuisine, the music, and the atmosphere all say the same thing, love is the way.” -Dr. Will Tuttle, author The World Peace Diet
-Peña Pachamama's founders, two-time Latin Grammy nominee Eddy Navia (Savia Andina) and Quentin Navia of SUKAY, toured and performed for over 40 years bringing the music and dance of Bolivia and the Andes mountains throughout the world. SUKAY has appears on hundreds of the great stages across America including New York's Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater and Vilar Center for the Arts, San Francisco's Herbst Theatre, Masonic Auditorium, Washington DC's Lisner Auditorium and Smithsonian's Baird Auditorium, Bushnell Performing Arts Center, Hartford, Banff Center Theatre, Alberta, Spivey Hall, GA, Detroit Institute for the Arts, MI, Arizona's Roy Disney Center for the Performing Arts and Centennial Hall, Spivey Hall, GA, Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, Wilder Hall at Oberlin College, OH, Live Oak Theatre, Austin, Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, PA, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley CA, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, AZ, Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater, NY, Obert C.Tanner Amphitheater, Zion National Park, UT and the Colisée in Quebec City (opening for Peter Gabriel and Genesis). The group also appeared at major festivals in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto, at Pete Seeger's Clearwater Festival and countless other venues.
As musicians in the late 90s they were renting a space for a weekend to do a home season concert. Unknown to them, this space turned out to be a landmark location, San Francisco’s most historic speakeasy, and later, the beloved restaurant Amelio’s. Clark Gable fell in love here with Carole Lombard and Joe DiMaggio had his wedding dinner with Marilyn Monroe. It was so full of history, but also of a spirit that resonated with theirs. Nourishing a young organic restaurant and cultural center also brought them to an understanding of live foods and their own health. Peña Pachamama brings together a community of creative people.