Amiguitos de La Peña Presents: Asheba
- La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley CA
La Mixta Criolla brings its mezcla caribeña to La Peña. From plena to merengue, from bomba to cumbia, from son to guaracha jíbara, salsa and more... with its swinging and rootsy sound and its diverse repertoire of originals and funky renditions of classics, La Mixta will have you dancing all night long!
Special guest performance by Haitian drum and dance ensemble Afoutayi, featuring Florencia Pierre, Djenane Saint Juste, and Jeff Pierre. Rooted in Haiti’s magical and powerful folklore this troupe will blow you away! This will be an unforgettable night of Afro-Caribbean music and dance!
Check out what they are saying about La Mixta's debut CD AfroTaino (www.lamixta.com): "AfroTaino is spectacular... (a) masterful fusion" of Afro-Caribbean rhythms (DJ Chino Valero from Cali Colombia); "This magical music will heal your Soul and take you places you've only dreamed about." (Avotcja Jiltonilro, poet, musician and Dj extraordinaire KPFA and KPOO).
La Peña is a community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.
As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interface with diverse social movements.
Annually, La Peña presents over 200 events with emerging and established artists; organizes an arts education program; produces new works by local artists, presents internationally and nationally renowned artists, and houses a Latin American cafe which complements the organization's mission.