Past Carnavals 

2006, 2008, 2019, 2020


San Francisco Carnaval 2020

May 16th, 2020 CubaCaribe participated in the first ever virutal San Francisco Carnaval. 

In partnership with CubaCaribe, Susana Arenas Pedroso presented a free dance class for the Carnaval SF's Online Celebration! 

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. 

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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 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.

Carnaval 2019