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5th Annual Festival
of Dance & Music

April 17-May 3, 2009

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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.

 

50 YEARS OF PERFORMANCE SINCE THE CUBAN REVOLUTION – Friday and Saturday at 8pm, April 17-17 and Sunday at 2pm and 7pm, April 19

 

Featuring:

Juan Carlos Blanco & Omo Ache

Jeff Chambers & Ramon Ramos alayo

Chancleteros

Las Que Son Son

Napoles Ballet Theater

 

500 YEARS OF CULTURAL CONTINUITY AND REVITALIZATION IN THE AMERICAS – Friday and Saturday at 8pm, April 24-25 and Sunday at 2pm and 7pm, April 26

 

Featuring:

Alafia, Jeff Chambers & Kenny Washington, De Rompe y Raja, Paul Flores, Jaranón y Bochinche, Los Lupeños de San Jose, Eddie Madril of Four Winds, Mind Over Matter, Rica Salsa, Sandy Pérez y Su Lade, Urban Jazz Dance

 

5 YEARS OF SUPPORTING THE ARTS AT CUBACARIBE FESTIVAL OF DANCE & MUSIC – Friday and Saturday at 8pm, May 1-2 and Sunday at 7pm, May 3

 

Featuring:

Alayo Dance Company

Emese: Messengers of the African Diaspora

El Wah Movement

VIDEO SHOWCASE

7th Annual CubaCaribe Festival

Week 1 - 50 Years of Performance Since the Cuban Revolution

Jeff Chambers & Ramón Ramos Alayo - Grace Notes

Juan Carlos Blanco & Omo Ache

Chancleteros

Las Que Son Son

Napoles Ballet Theater

Las Que Son Son

Alayo Dance Company - Wrong Way

Week 2 - 500 Years of Cultural Continuity and Revitalization in the Americas

Nsamina Kongo - Nkanda Nvoula

Alafia Dance Ensemble - Libetè

Rica Salsa Dance Company

Aquarela Dance Group - Colors of Brazil

Jaranón y Bochinche Performance Company - Expression Negra: Recordando nuestra historia

Mind Over Matter - Untamable

Pasión Habanera

Week 3 - 5 Years of Supporting the Arts at CubaCaribe Festival of Dance & Music

Alayo Dance Company - Three Leaders, One Idea

In the Hands of Spirit (no video)

Embracing the Fire (no video)

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