What is Chicken Adobo?
As we celebrate Filipino American History month, we put to the forefront one of the most popular Philippine comfort foods, the Adobo. Adobo is usually made with chicken or pork sauteed and marinated in soy sauce and vinegar.
7 Mile serves pork adobo on a sizzling plate daily, which has been the top selling entree for years.
Today we will feature Mama Becky's Yellow Chicken Adobo, the 2017 Winner of our Adobo Cookoff Contest. Her version of this Filipino dish brings tangy and sweet flavors together making you crave that cup of traditional Jasmine rice!
Come for the food! Come for the music! Today's a day to celebrate culture and cuisine!
Then at 7 pm, we've got DJ Arrow of Native Elements and DJ Amerriica's Halo Halo Mix --- a DJ set filled with feel-good reggae, soul and old school hip hop tunes!
At 26 years old, David Eagle hasn’t had a chance to travel much outside the United States. But by just about any measure the Berkeley percussionist is a supremely cosmopolitan artist well versed in many Af rican diaspora rhythmic traditions. He plays the trap drums Thursday at Ashkenaz with his hard- grooving Afro-Brazilian-Caribbean band Z’Amico, and then picks up the washboard as a member of the funk-soul-reggae combo FenToN CooLfooT and The Right Time.
Weaned on capoeira, the gracefulAfro-Brazilian martial art dance form, Eagle credits the East Bay’s wealth of musical talent with providing an invaluable cultural education.
“This is the coolest place ever,” Eagle says. “I haven’t even been to Brazil yet or Cuba, but I’ve played with Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Brazilians, Jamaicans. It has everybody you can imagine at the top levels. Either I’m playing with them or I can go see them at La Peña or Ashkenaz, venues that understand the importance of mus ic.”
While he plays in more than half a dozen ensembles, Eagle continues to gather more inf ormation. He studied jazz drumming with Alan Hall at the Jazzschool and recently took timbales lessons from Louis Romero, the New York salsa legend who played and recorded with Celia Cruz, Rubén Blades, Héctor Lavoe, and Willie Colón before moving to the BayArea in 1984.
All of those influences end up in the mix in Z’Amico, a sextet featuring singer-guitarist Andrew McKleroy, bassist Alex Riddle, trumpeter/vocalist Erik Vertz, saxophone and flute player Sean Norris, and lead guitarist Kevin Glaz. Eagle and Riddle first met in the Berkeley High Jazz Band, and launched Z’Amico after graduation. The band has performed intermittently over the past six years, with Ashkenaz serving as a home base. They play original songs and tunes by artists like Ponto de Equilibrio, João Bosco, Edson Gomez, the Gladiators, and Bob Marley.
“It’s really a hybrid,” Eagle says. “We do some covers, but songs that not many people know. We’ve got a lot of originals too, some in Portuguese, and some in English. We do a lot of reggae, but definitely have the Brazilian flavor. I’ve also done a lot of playing with Haitians, so there’s some compas thrown in.”
When he’s not playing Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian grooves, Eagle has found himself immersed in sacred music, playing old hymns f or services at the College Avenue Presbyterian Church. Playing in a local reggae band, Fire Squad, he got to know guitarist/producer Paris King, who invited him to play at the church about a year ago. He’s been part of the ensemble ever since.
“It’s really old timey music, not modern worship, the kinds of songs that I wasn’t at all familiar with,” Eagle says. “It’s great stuff. I play music as a spiritual thing. It’s a religion to me. Being able to be in a church where people see the music as part of their worship has been amazing.”
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