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Two nights of performances and a day of workshops: October 10th, 11th & 12th, 2014 Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

In 2014 the event was dedicated to the ancestors and showcased the music, dance and the arts of Cuban culture. Thank you to everyone who has promoted Cuban culture over the years in the Bay Area.


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October 10th & 11th shows at 8:00pm

Friday October 10th:
Grupo experimental Nago Afro-Cuba Cuban Haitian (Bembe Oriental)
Las Tolitas Casino (Cuban Salsa) and partner dance
Latin Dance Groovers
CultuCuba performing group Chancleta y Carnaval


(Kick off party after the show October 10th at the Slate Bar with Walt Digz and DjLeydis Freire!!!)


Saturday October 11th
Arenas Dance Company Afro-Cuban (Bembe)
Rueda con Ritmo A Capella Rueda de Casino (Mi musica)
Las Tolitas Casino (Cuban Salsa) and partner dance
CultuCuba performing group Chancleta y Carnaval

October 12 Special workshop 10:00am-6:00pm


Roberto Borrel Son and Popular dance (1-2pm Studio B)
Susana Arenas Afro-Cuban dance (Yoruba) (12-1pm Studio B)
Erick Barberia Combo class (Rumba, Casino, folklore) (11am-12pm Studio B)
Jose Barroso Afro-Cuban dance (Yoruba) (10am-11am Studio B)
Denmis Savigne Rumba (Yambu, Guaguancó & Columbia) (3-4pm Studio B)
Yismaris Ramos Casino (Cuban Salsa Suelta) (12-1pm Studio A)
Silvio Divo Cuban Hatian dance (Guantanamo Style) (2-3pm Studio B)
Omar Vasquez Cuban Ballet tecnique (11am-12pm Studio A)
Yenne Guibert Populares (mambo, chachacha) (2-3pm Studio A)
Ramon Ramos Casino (Cuban Salsa) (4-5pm Studio E)
Temi Betancourd Cuban Hatian dance (Santiago Style) (5-6pm Studio B)
Jose Carlos Alarcon Afro-Cuban Modern dance (5-6pm Studio A)
Adonis Damian Martin Contemporary dance (3-4pm Studio A)
Delvis Savigne Intro to Cuban Modern (4-5pm Studio A)
Jose Rojas Tajona, Tumba Francesa dance (4-5pm Studio B)
Glendis Perez Percussion (10-11am Studio E)
Vladimir Cepeda Percussion and Afro-Cuban songs (1-2pm Studio A)
Manuel Suarez Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) (10-11am Studio A)

Additional attractions Sunday, October 12

-Film presentation (dedication to ancestors) (9-10am Mission Cultural Center Theater)
-Costume gallery
-Photo exhibition
-Cuban food
-Hand-crafted jewelry: Suyen Designs (Suyen Averros)
-Folkloric skirts for sale: Regina M Tolbert.
-Live Rumba and DJs playing Cuban music 6-8pm $5
-Get ready to play your dominos like in Cuba. October 12th all day we will have tables available for you to play while you are waiting for your next class.

-LA DESCARGA at the SF Bay Area Cuban Festival! In a musical context, a "descarga" is an impromptu jam session. Tthe MCCC Theater will be available for musicians, singers, and anyone who loves music to show up and create together. Open to everyone, free of charge. Bring the instrument(s) of your choice! Let's see what happens!
All day Sunday the 12th from 10:00am to 6:00pm

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La Descarga

-Three children’s books available for purchase as well as packaged prints of the illustrations in Spanish and English versions by Cuban-born author painter and illustrator Rafael Arzuaga 10:30am to 3:00 pm

Rafael Arzuaga Website



-Original artwork of Cuban artist, Pablo Soto Campoamor.
Soto Campoamor will be featuring paintings, prints, and postcards for sale.

Pablo Soto Campoamor Website

Sunday. October 19 Special Event: La Rumba Q' Tumba

DJ Leydis Freire & DJ WaltDigz

SomaR Bar, 1727 Telegraph Ave., Oakland CA 64612