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Cuba Caribe: 18th Annual Festival of Dance & Music // SF

Cuba Caribe: 18th Annual Festival of Dance & Music
“Acts of Resistance, Acts of Joy”.

Please see entire schedule below.

Dance and music have been and continue to be a way to resist oppression, release joy, alleviate suffering collectively, all critical to human survival and built into the fabric of Cuban, Brazilian, Haitian, Afro-Peruvian, Puerto Rican cultures.

Full Schedule & Tickets:
https://www.cubacaribe.org/2024

 

 

SCHEDULE:

 

WEEKEND 1: MIXED PROGRAM

June 7-9 at Dance Mission Theater in SF.

  • June 7th at 8pm
  • June 8th at 8pm
  • June 9th at 4pm

Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Seven local dance companies will create original choreography rooted in the Caribbean and its Diaspora based on the curatorial vision-Acts of resistance, Acts of joy. These artists will explore and answer the questions- Where are the two acts visible in your culture? How do we resist? How do we find and express joy?

Featuring:
Yamulee Project San Francisco
Folklo Ayisyen Lakay
Agua Doce Dance
Rueda Con Ritmo
Los Lupeños de San José
Cunamacué
Herencia Guantanamera
Marco Palomino & Fredrika Keefer
Grupo Experimental Nago

Tickets:
$28 General Admission / $34 at the door
$25 Youth (12 years old and under)

 

WEEKEND 2: ALAYO AND ABADÁ

June 14-16 at ODC Theater

June 14th at 8pm
June 15th at 8pm
June 16th at 5pm

ODC Theater
3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Full Schedule & Tickets:
https://www.cubacaribe.org/2024

Choreographers Ramón Ramos Alayo of Alayo Dance Company and Marcia Treidler of ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco will collaborate to present an evening length show as a part of the 18th Annual CubaCaribe Festival of dance and music entitled Acts of resistance, Acts of joy, the work will investigate Brazil’s and Cuba’s history and significance with Carnaval, specifically to the African heritage and culture, deepening understanding of the cultural legacy of Blocos, Cabildos and comparsas in Carnaval and how they have historically functioned as forms of resistance and power and expressions of joy. This piece will bring the community together to heal following a long period of isolation, strengthening community connections around shared stories and uplifting the Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian community.

Tickets:
$35 General Admission (+ $4 fee)
$25 Youth (12 and under) and Senior (+ $4 fee)

 

Special Events:

 

June 5th at 7pm

CUBAN AND BRAZILIAN MUSIC & DANCE: CULTURAL RESILIENCE AND ADAPTATION IN THE AFRO-DIASPORA
Lecture with John Santos

Five centuries of colonial oppression and a century and a half of post-colonial reality have forged a relentlessly harsh environment for generations of enslaved and abused working class communities throughout the Americas. How has cultural expression and identity played a role in addressing this historical dilemma? This brief presentation focuses on some traditional and contemporary examples from Cuba and Brazil.

Tickets:
$20 general admission
$25 door
MoAD members get $5 off, email for code

Museum of African Diaspora
685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Acts of Resistance, Acts of Joy
​Dance and music have been and continue to be a way to resist oppression, release joy, alleviate suffering collectively, all critical to human survival and built into the fabric of Cuban, Brazilian, Haitian, Afro-Peruvian, Puerto Rican cultures. CubaCaribe honors that celebration of joy is revolutionary and how living art forms evolve and respond to the changing world.

 

June 7-9 at Dance Mission Theater

WEEKEND 1: MIXED PROGRAM

Seven local dance companies will create original choreography rooted in the Caribbean and its Diaspora based on the curatorial vision-Acts of resistance, Acts of joy. These artists will explore and answer the questions- Where are the two acts visible in your culture? How do we resist? How do we find and express joy?

Featuring:
Yamulee Project San Francisco
Folklo Ayisyen Lakay
Agua Doce Dance
Rueda Con Ritmo
Los Lupeños de San José
Cunamacué
Herencia Guantanamera
Marco Palomino & Fredrika Keefer
Grupo Experimental Nago

Tickets:
$28 General Admission / $34 at the door
$25 Youth (12 years old and under)
June 7th at 8pm
June 8th at 8pm
June 9th at 4pm

Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Get Tickets: Mixed Program June 7 at 8pm
Get Tickets: Mixed Program June 8 at 8pm
Get Tickets: Mixed Program June 9 at 4pm
June 14-16 at ODC Theater

 

WEEKEND 2: ALAYO AND ABADÁ

Choreographers Ramón Ramos Alayo of Alayo Dance Company and Marcia Treidler of ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco will collaborate to present an evening length show as a part of the 18th Annual CubaCaribe Festival of dance and music entitled Acts of resistance, Acts of joy, the work will investigate Brazil’s and Cuba’s history and significance with Carnaval, specifically to the African heritage and culture, deepening understanding of the cultural legacy of Blocos, Cabildos and comparsas in Carnaval and how they have historically functioned as forms of resistance and power and expressions of joy. This piece will bring the community together to heal following a long period of isolation, strengthening community connections around shared stories and uplifting the Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian community.

Tickets:
$35 General Admission (+ $4 fee)
$25 Youth (12 and under) and Senior (+ $4 fee)

June 14th at 8pm
June 15th at 8pm
June 16th at 5pm

ODC Theater
3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Get Tickets: Alayo and Abadá
Special Events – June 5th at 7pm
CUBAN AND BRAZILIAN MUSIC & DANCE: CULTURAL RESILIENCE AND ADAPTATION IN THE AFRO-DIASPORA

Lecture with John Santos

Five centuries of colonial oppression and a century and a half of post-colonial reality have forged a relentlessly harsh environment for generations of enslaved and abused working class communities throughout the Americas. How has cultural expression and identity played a role in addressing this historical dilemma? This brief presentation focuses on some traditional and contemporary examples from Cuba and Brazil.

Tickets:
$20 general admission
$25 door
MoAD members get $5 off, email for code

Museum of African Diaspora
685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Special Events:

 

June 12th at 7pm

¡BOMPLENAZO!: AN EVENING OF BOMBA AND PLENA INTERPRETED AND EXPLAINED THROUGH FILM, DISCUSSION AND MUSIC
Live music and presentation with Hector Lugo and La Mixta Criolla and film shorts curated by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi. Bomba and Plena rhythms need to be understood and appreciated because of their historical significance and relationship. These two most important genres of Afro-Puerto Rican music each have very different musical characteristics, histories and social foundations.

Tickets:
$20 general admission
$25 door
MoAD members get $5 off, email for code
Museum of African Diaspora
685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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