It was an amazing BOMBA night (Puerto Rico) at new theater of KQED TV.
KQED Live is back with an eclectic lineup of events. These programs are hosted in our newly reimagined San Francisco headquarters and will be available online to stream as well.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 7:00 PM
Location: KQED Headquarters – 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco.
Multimedia artist Dizzy Jenkins brings a magnetic and energy-filled night of Puerto Rican Bomba music and dance to the stage.
Dizzy and KQED host Cecilia Philips explore the origins of Bomba, hold ceremony and celebrate the influence of the Afro-Latin Diaspora with Bay Area Bomba performers, including Anthony Jesus Sierra, “Breakfast,” Lisi Pedroza, Sandra Pacheco, Marcus Cummings, and Dancer Leslie Quintanilla.
Take to the dance floor as you learn the rhythms, and cultural and spiritual significance of Bomba – not only for Puerto Ricans but for everyone from the African Diaspora who is called to the drum.
Axolotls and Hummingbirds: Animals of Mexico with Deep Look | Friday, April 29, at 5pm, Free
Join Deep Look — KQED’s wildlife series about small animals and plants — for a special virtual screening exploring these two very unique creatures and meet scientists who study them: Víctor M. Ortega-Jiménez, a biophysicist who studies the acrobatic flight of hummingbirds, and Luis Zambrano González, who studies axolotls (salamanders) and specializes in zoology, restoration and urban ecology.
Carnaval SF King & Queen Competition | Saturday, April 30, at 12pm, $30
Have you ever wondered how the King and Queen of Carnaval San Francisco are chosen? Meet this year’s fierce contestants as they dance to Latin rhythms while competing for their crowns and titles as King and Queen in this year’s Carnaval.
Creating the Future of Carnaval San Francisco | Saturday, April 30, at 7pm, $10
KQED en Español host Carlos Cabrera-Lomeli talks with new Executive Director Rodrigo Ehecatl Durán and current leadership Roberto Y. Hernandez, Martha Estrella, and Nancy Obregon about Carnaval’s legacy of more than 40 years of uplifting diverse Latinx roots, this year’s theme, “Colores de Amor” and the festival’s vision for a future of inclusive family and community celebration