Come join CubaCaribe for
SF Carnaval 2020!
SF Carnaval has been postponed to a later date.
We are hopeful the 42nd annual San Francisco Carnaval will happen when it is safe to do so.
This year's Carnaval theme is 'Salud es Poder'- Health is Power!
Contact us if you are interested in joining!
2006, 2008, 2019
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San Francisco Carnaval 2019
2019 CubaCaribe teams up with Dance Mission Grrrl Brigade to present
Conga Santiaguera! Conga is Afro-Cuban in origin and has ceremonial and ritualistic origins. During festivals throughout Cuba, large ensembles of musicians and dancers called comparsas dress in colorful costumes and perform in the streets.
San Francisco Carnaval 2008
2008 Ramon and Tania Santiago teamed up to choreograph a stunning Carnaval Contingent "Renacimiento Carnaval Contingent". Drawing upon Afro-Cuban-Brazilian traditional and popular salsa and samba musical rhythms and dance moves, the team created a Cuban and Brazilian contingent for SF Carnaval.
Cuban and Brazilian contingent for SF Carnaval
San Francisco Carnaval Contingent 2006
Our Mission Housing Contingent in the Caribbean category won second prize in dance, 2nd in overall appearance, 2nd in Carnaval spirit, and tied for 2nd in creativity & authenticity. For the first-time ever, popular Cuban dance instructor and choreographer Ramon Ramos Alayo will be leading a Carnaval contingent in this year's annual extravaganza taking place Sunday, May 28 in San Francisco's Mission District.