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Join us at the CubaCaribe Festival 2018

for two weekends in June! 

This year, our focused theme is: The Movements of Migrations


The history of humanity is one of movement, of migrations in search of necessities - food, refuge, safety, a better climate and survival. Though migrations continue today, we see the movement of people riddled with complicated idealogies of borders, nationhood and questioning where we belong. In the Caribbean diaspora in particular, migrations originally occurred through slavery and have given birth to new cultures, customs and artistic expressions – some of the great master works the world has known. Its hybrid, mixed and syncretized sensibility created by migration is at the heart of Caribbean culture. This festival has asked artists to examine the migration throughout the diaspora and to explore these movements, these exchanges, paths, clashes, and creations in their work. 

Weekend 1 (June 15-17) will feature works by Alayo Dance Company at Laney College in Oakland

Week 1 @ Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center at Laney College, 900 Fallon St. in Oakland 


  • Alayo Dance Company- Ramon Ramos Alayo 

  • CubaCaribe piece- Calle 

Weekend 2 (June 22-23) will showcase an exciting mix of dance companies from around the Bay who represent the richness of the Afro-caribbean diaspora, at the Brava Theater in San Francisco. 

Week 2 @ Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street in San Francisco



  • Aguas Da Bahia- Tania Santiago

  • The Cali Dance- Yismari Tellez Ramos

  • El Wah Movement Dance Theater- Collete Eloi

  • Nicaragua Danza, Hijos de Maiz- Luis Leon

  • Alafia Dance Ensemble- Mariella Morales 

  • Dimensions Dance Theater- Deborah Vaughn

  • Dandha da Hora & Yabás Dance Co.,Cheza Nami Foundation, Musicians-SambaDá.- Dandha Da Hora



We also return to Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD) on June 20th, 27th and 28th for an evening series of lecture, film and spoken word.  Details TBA



We invite you to come out and celebrate the vibrant cultural and artistic traditions of the Caribbean and its Diaspora!



shows are $25 Advance and $30 at the Door. Youth under 12 tickets are $12

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