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Cunamacué @ MACLA // San Jose

Cunamacué @ MACLA // San Jose

South First Fridays Series: Cunamacué

Free performance as part of MACLA’s monthly performing arts series; Cunamacué present a diversity of dances and music from the Afro-Peruvian culture.

This South FIRST FRIDAYS features a street market, artists, music and food trucks on S 1st St. from San Carlos to Williams.

 

IN THE CASTELLANO PLAYHOUSE THEATER:

Cunamacué, an Afro-Peruvian music and dance company based in Oakland, California will be performing from 8-10pm.

Cunamacué promotes the continuity of Afro-Peruvian culture, representing it not as a point in time, but as a living, vibrant and evolving form whose music and dance can be used as a means of expression. The company uses Afro-Peruvian movement vocabulary as well as movements inspired by modern dance and dances of the African Diaspora to express themes of healing and personal transformations.

Be sure to bring your dance shoes and move with us for the FREE dance class from 8:00-8:30pm on basic Festejo dance moves (the most popular rhythm within Afro-Peruvian music).

Cunamacué

 

IN THE VISUAL GALLERY:

Also come by to see the continuation of Code Mixing: From Concrete to Canvas. A gallery show guest curated by Alice Mizrachi, which presents the work of latina street artists at the intersection of art, politics, and gender. Featuring work by Mitsy Ávila Águila, Nanibah Chacon, Lady Pink, Leslie “DIME” Lopez and Jessica Sabogal.

IN THE DMCStudio at MACLA:

Doors Open at 7pm

Come experience MACLA’s DMC Youth perform slam poetry/ spoken word; watch the public premiere of their short films; and view their insightful photography on display throughout the evening!

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CUNAMACUÉ

The name Cunamacué is a reminder that the work we do is based on ancestral roots, one to be left for future generations. The word Macué is representative of the ancestors; it is a stream in Mozambique, one of the places from which Africans were uprooted and taken to Perú. Cuna is the Spanish word for crib, representing future generations.

Cunamacué based in Oakland, California, was funded by artistic director Carmen Román. The company promotes the continuity of Afro-Peruvian culture, representing it not as a point in time, but as a living, vibrant and evolving form whose music and dance can be used as a means of expression. Adapting to its new environment, the San Francisco Bay Area, Cunamacué uses Afro-Peruvian movement vocabulary as well as movements inspired by modern dance and dances of the African Diaspora to express themes of healing and personal transformations.

 

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August 05 2016

Details

Date: 08/05/2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Venue

MACLA

510 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA United States

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