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A cigar is a rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco leaves made to be smoked. Cigars are produced in a variety of sizes and shapes. Since the 20th century, almost all cigars are made of three distinct components: the filler, the binder leaf which holds the filler together, and a wrapper leaf, which is often the highest quality leaf used. Modern cigars often come with two bands, especially Cuban cigar bands, showing Limited Edition bands displaying the year of production.
Family Entertainment / Cirque / Walk-Around
Earth Circus Productions, Inc is a highly acclaimed entertainment corporation located in Half Moon Bay, CA. specializing in immersive, entertainment experiences in the San Francisco Bay Area, the United States and abroad.
We design, produce and execute live, virtual and hybrid events with your vision in mind. Through insight driven expertise, our event leadership team provides the unique combination of global inspired content, comprehensive broadcasting services and custom designed platform solutions.
Lion Dance Me
Chinese Lion Dancers
Lion Dance Me specializes in lion dance, music, and entertainment, hence the name LionDanceME. It was founded by Norman Lau in 2012, who took a traditional Chinese cultural art and transformed it into a modern entertainment company. Originally started as a single high school club, LionDanceME has since expanded and added programs in schools all around San Francisco.
Manuia Polynesian Revue
Manuia Polynesian Revue is a Bay Area dance company that's been performing music and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga, New Zealand, Samoa and other South Pacific Islands for over 20 years. We teach dance classes for all ages in Daly City and also offer live Polynesian entertainment for all types of special events from luau parties to half-time shows.
Mariachi Los Gallos
Latin / Mariachi
The mariachi is the sum of a cultural evolution which has taken place over the last century or so in Mexico.
ORIGINS. Professional musicians accompanied Hernán Cortés when he arrived in what is now Mexico in 1519. Among their instruments were the harp and the vihuela, prototypes of those later used by the mariachi. Natives, who had their own highly developed musical traditions, quickly mastered European musical practices. Many regional traditions of mestizo folk music, including that of the mariachi, resulted from the ensuing cultural and musical blending of indigenous and foreign elements.
The first recognized Mariachis in the 1800’s were only 3 to 4 piece groups. Instrumentation included Violins harp and a guitar variant. The harp was replaced by the Guitarron in the early 1900’s.
It was around 1912 when the trumpet was introduced but was quickly thrown out because it was thought to be loud and annoying. After trial and error, the trumpet began to show up again and made a stronger stand as professional musicians learned how to incorporate the louder instrument. In 1940 the trumpet was added for good and has become a major part of todays Mariachi.
Mariachi – What Does It Mean?
Musicologists and folklorists have argued for years over the origin of the word – Mariachi.
The original theory held that mariachi was derived from the French word for wedding – marriage, because of the type of music played at these events. The only problem with this theory is that the music originates in a part of Mexico the French never visited and, even if they had, it began before their arrival in 1864.
Another theory states that the word comes from the indigenous name of the Pilla or Cirimo tree, whose wood is used to make guitars. If this were true then the word mariachi would be applied to the instrument itself and not to those who play it.
It has also been suggested that the name comes from a festival in honor of a virgin known as Maria H. (Pronounced in Spanish - Maria AH-chay) at which musicians played and that over time they were given this name.
The truth is that no one knows where the name originated, but it is one which is associated with a great deal of prestige not only in Mexico, but around the world.
Master Cigar Rollers
Specialty / Experiences
Our cigar rollers go through a rigorous selection. They Are unique, experienced and talented individuals who earn the “master” title by having the ability to select, blend and bunch the Tobacco leaves of cigars.
These advanced skills and expertise are key in crafting the anatomy of a particular cigar’s size, strength and body. Their skillful hands can roll any shape of cigar.
We guarantee quality, consistency, and dependability by providing factory master rollers that have over 10 years of experience rolling premium long filler Cigars.
Reggae / SKA
A San Francisco-based reggae band that's ready to represent. The members played with countless bands before Native Elements, and are adept at rock, jazz, blues, R&B, and hip-hop. Under the stewardship of the Twinkle Brothers: Ralston and Norman Grant, their full-length CD Nice n' Up, released in 1996, is competitive and features a heavy dub sound to complement the unforgettable rhythms.
SF Taiko Dojo
In 1968 Tanaka made his debut performance as the sole taiko drummer at the annual San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival. That same year, he established San Francisco Taiko Dojo, the first such school in the United States. Known as Sensei to his students, Tanaka is often heard saying that the essence of taiko is not only the skillful playing of percussion instruments, but also the discipline of mind and body in the spirit of complete respect and unity among the drummers.
Sameera's Henna Art
Family Fun / Tattoo / Henna Artist
Sameera loves to create unique and beautiful designs through the art of henna, which is a middle eastern form of body art that is like tattoos, but not permanent! Whether its a birthday party, wedding or even just a small get together, henna art is a great form of entertainment! She has been practicing henna since she was a little girl and would love the opportunity to show you what she can do!