Amiguitos de La Peña Presents: Asheba
- La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley CA
Women are Perfect Art Exhibit Opening with Jessica Sabogal
“Women Are Perfect” pushes for peace, and captures the simple, radical notion that we, as women, own our bodies – all of it, from what we think, what we do with them, where we lay them down, where we walk, how we dress, to what nourishment (material and immaterial) we put inside them. This exhibition explores the fact that we, as women, are everything we need. We are literally places of birth, as womb, and this world could not continue, could not generate, could not go on without us and our bodies.
LIVE Performance with AJAYU!
AJAYU is a seven piece band that plays Andean fusion music with strong instrumentation and socially, culturally, and politically conscious lyrics. The countries represented by the members are Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico. Instrumentation includes quena and zampoñas (flutes), charango (small guitar from Bolivia), guitar, bass, violin, and bombo (large drum from Ecuador). The music is rooted in the indigenous cultures of the Andes, however the original compositions provide an international and modern twist.
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.