Door Dog Music Productions

World music

Door Dog Music Productions is a nonprofit presenting and production organization whose mission is to mentor, empower, and showcase musicians, composers, and artists that historically have been under-represented due to cultural, political, and economic barriers and thus create a forum to promote global cultural understanding.  Door Dog Music Productions present performances and provides resources to sustain the social and artistic welfare of its participants and itself.  It creates a multi-generational dialogue through its youth programs to promote the vitality of traditional cultures.  Door Dog Music Productions services and events — The San Francisco World Music Festival, world music concerts, educational programs, master classes, national tours, & recording resources — have been developed to provide quality performances with an international music focus.

In 2008, as a grantee in ACTA’s Living Cultures Grants Program, Door Dog Music Productions received support to present master garmon (or accordion) musician from Azerbaijan, Rahman Asadollahi, along with participation from the Azeri community in the Bay Area, in a project consisting of a pre-concert lecture, a full-length traditional Azerbaijani classical music concert known as modal, or muğam, and workshops on Azeri music and Mr. Asadollahi’s musical heritage.  His appearance took plance in conjunction with the San Francisco World Music Festival.

As a participant in ACTA’s Traditional Arts Development Program in 2006, Door Dog Music Productions worked with consultant Claudia Viek in a capacity building effort, which included strategic planning, proposal writing, and identification of potential funding streams.

As a participant in ACTA’s Traditional Arts Development Program in 2005, Door Dog Music Productions worked with independent arts consultant Eleanor San San Wong to develop a three-year organizational strategic plan focusing on infrastructure, programming, fundraising, and visibility.