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5, 50, 500 YEARS OF TRADITION commemorates the multiplicity and interconnectivity of time-honored and experimental performance arts in the Bay Area, Cuba, and the Americas. Expanding on previous festivals, the Fifth Annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance & Music spotlights the hybrid aesthetic practices that proliferate along cultural pathways crisscrossing the Americas—including Native American, Mexican, Peruvian, Brazilian, Haitian, Cuban, and African-American dance, music, and song.
5, 50, 500 YEARS OF TRADITION marks 5 years of CubaCaribe festivals and the organization’s continuing support of the arts; celebrates the vital performance arts that emerged as landmarks in the Cuban social landscape during the 50 years since the 1959 revolution; and commemorates the acts of creative tenacity, devotion, adaptation, and transgression that fueled cultural continuity and revitalization in the 500 years since colonization in the Americas.
50 commemorates the vital performance arts that emerged as cultural landmarks in the Cuban social landscape since the 1959 revolution.