15th Annual Cuba Caribe Festival
Celebrating the vibrant cultural and artistic traditions of the Caribbean and its Diaspora.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 - 8PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 14 - 3PM
The 15th Annual CubaCaribe Festival will feature a week full of of Caribbean dance, music, performance, dialogue and culture at two San Francisco venues, Brava Theater Center and Museum of the African Diaspora, April 10-14.
CubaCaribe is highly acclaimed for being the only festival to present popular, contemporary and folkloric cultural expression, religion, history, and politics of the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora. This year the Festival will look beyond the well-known Afro and Timba forms to the lesser known Cuban social dances and their evolution over the years such as Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Son, Rumba and Conga. Shows will feature music performed live by Vission Latina Quartet.
The 15th Annual CubaCaribe Festival featured performers and their traditions are: Danzón and Conga by Ramón Ramos Alayo; Son and ChaChaChá by Susana Arenas Pedroso and Arenas Dance Company; Mambo by Los Lupeños de San Jose; Rumba/Spanish Flamenco by Angel Yoel Mulen-Robert; Danzón and Rumba by Denmis Bain; and Rumba-influenced Spanish Flamenco by Carola Zertuche.
“Cuban dance has its roots in Europe and Africa and spans a wide variety of genres,” explains CubaCaribe Co-Founder Ramón Ramos Alayo. “Through an exploration of some of these forms of dance, CubaCaribe will take the audience on a journey that began 500 years ago and still enlivens Cuba’s dance halls, homes and streets today.”