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2012 CubaCaribe Festival Information

Past Events

- CubaCaribe Benefit Dinner 2012

- Artist Info Festival 2012

- Cuba Caribe Festival 2011

- Los Muñequitos de Matanzas 2011

- BOUNDtogether 2010

- CubaCaribe Festival 2010

- BOUNDtogether 2009

- Cuba Caribe Festival 2009

- Carnaval 2008

- Cuba Caribe Festival 2008

- Cuba Caribe Festival 2007

- Alayo Dance Company Fundraiser 2007

- Cuba Camp Hawaii 2006

- Carnaval Contingent 2006

- Cuba Caribe Festival 2006

- Fundraiser for CubaCaribe 2006

- Cuba Caribe Festival 2005

- Sobrevivir 2005

- Cuba Camp 2005

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.

8th Annual Festival of Dance and Music Benefit Dinner

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.




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