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