|Havana Cabaret, 2012|
On February 2, 2012 CubaCaribe hosted the Havana Cabaret, a benefit dinner to support the 8th Annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music.
The event, held at Bissap Baobab Village in San Francisco's Mission District, featured performances by La Familia Dávila, Las Que Son Son, and Alayo Dance Company and was accompanied by a dinner prepared by guest chef Michel Alvarez of Chan-Chan Cuban Restaurant. CubaCaribe sold out the house and received a number of very generous donations-- it was a great success!
Havana Cabaret was made possible by the hard work and dedication of CubaCaribe's founders, Ramon Ramos Alayo and Jamaica Rose Itule Simmons, and the event committee comprised of Michael Nolan, Kelli Zehnder, and Kyleigh Nevis.
Special thanks to our sponsors, performers, and volunteers:
Sponsors: Wendy Miller, Kate Northcott, Cally Sommerville, Christina and Patricia Meyer, Robert Sheppard, Natasha Wild, Richard Shapiro, Elaine Brown, Claudia Finkle, and Juan Carlos Sarmiento, Michel Alvarez, Marco Senghor, and Park Day School.
Performers: Adriene Harrison (speaker), La Familia Dávila: Manolo Dávila, Manuel "Quique" Dávila, Pablo Dávila, and Jennie Rodríguez. Las Que Son Son: Yismari Ramos Tellez, Osmary Hernandez, Mary Massella, Katy Yong, Vanessa Mellet, and Nicole Meyer. Alayo Dance Company: Stella Adelman, Lauri Anderson, Shelly Davis, Olivia Eng, Fredrika Keefer, Susana Arenas Pedroso, and Alain Soto.
Volunteers and Support Staff: Beto Jimenez, Blake Barrett, Rachelle Barrett, John Becker, El Beh, Moran Hirsch, Corrine Inabinet, Levi Korvin, Shana Ortman, Sandy Owens, Yana Mayevskaya, Claire Rosenfeld, and Rick Yick.