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12th Annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music // San Francisco

12th Annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music // San Francisco

CubaCaribe presents: The 12th Annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music

April 29 – April 30, 2016 Cuba On My Mind




This years festival, entitled CUBA ON MY MIND, pays tribute to Cubas rich artistic and cultural traditions and how they have and continue to influence artists around the globe.

Cubas strong and significant focus on the arts makes it unique in the world. Artists of all disciplines are regarded with esteem and honor. Music and dance in particular, are intricately woven into the fabric of daily life. Cuban artists are, arguably among the most versatile and elite artists ever produced. They have provided rich cultural treasures that have influenced students, created movements and garnered admirers worldwide.

This is why we asked each CubaCaribe festival artist to answer: How has Cuba inspired you?

The first weekend of performance (April 15-17: Dance Mission Theater, SF) will be a Mixed Program whose dance companies represent the wide-reaching influence of the soul of Afro-Latino culture. From Africa to Brazil to Mexico to Puerto Rico to the United States, this eclectic offering of dance companies is sure to move you! It will feature performances by Aguas Dance Company (Tania Santiago), Mind Over Matter (Allen Frias), Tika Morgan Dance, Ballet Folklorico Odduara (Jose Cheo Rojas), Teatro Brasileiro De Dança- The Bahia in Oakland (Isaura Oliveira), Cuicacalli Dance Company.

For all ticket information visit: cubacaribe.org/festival12/tickets.html

April 15-17: Performances @ Dance Mission Theater, SF
April 22-24: Performances @ Laney College Theater, Oakland
April 29-30: Performances @ Brava Theater, SF
Performances: Fridays-Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 7pm

Special Events:
April 14: Lecture: Haitian traditional drumming and its connection to Cuba by Daniel “Brav” Brevil. @ Museum of the African Diaspora; 685 Mission St, SF; 7pm;
April 17: “La Rumba Q’ Tumba” DjLeydis rumba and cuban dance party.
@ The New Parish; 1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland; 3:00pm
April 20: “Noche De Timba” with DJ WaltDigz.
@ Bissap Baobab; 3277 19th St. SF; 10:00pm
April 28: Film Screening: “They Are We” Directed by Emma Christopher.
@ Museum of the African Diaspora; 685 Mission St, SF; 7pm;
April 30: Closing Reception with the 12th Annual CubaCaribe Artists
@ Brava Theater; 2781 24th St, SF; 10:00pm

Salsa/Rueda de Casino with George Ibar Veranes
@ Dance Mission, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Brava Theater
Check cubacaribe.org for specific information
Samba Gafieira with members Gafieira Brasil
@ Brava Theater and Casa de Cultura
Check cubacaribe.org for specific information

April 29 2016


Start: 04/29/2016 @ 8:00 pm
End: 04/30/2016 @ 10:59 pm
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