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Afro-Latinx Festival 2018 (3rd on Third)

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Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre

4705 3rd Street

San Francisco, CA 94124

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The Afro-Latinx Festival aims to bring together the community to celebrate the creative feats of Latin American musical traditions rooted in the African diaspora. The festivities will take place at the Bayview Opera House's outdoor stage in a TARDEADA.

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This event will be hosted by MCs:
Gina Madrid and José B. Cuellar "Dr. Loco"

Featured Artists:

Chuchito Valdés
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/zHVPSEZRIao?t=158

Chuchito Valdés, following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdés and grandfather Bebo Valdés, continues the legacy of great piano players from Cuba.

Roberto Borrell - African Batá Drum Master

Roberto learned traditional and popular Afro-Cuban dance, percussion, and song from master musicians and dancers while growing up in La Havana Vieja, Havana, Cuba.

Óskar Ly & Rumbalú

Oskar Ly & Rumbalú is a 12-piece world-class Latin music orchestra featuring the most talented musicians and singers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its repertoire ranges from original tunes composed, arranged, and produced by Óskar Ly, along with a unique selection of the best Salsa and Latin Jazz classics from artists such as Roberto Roena, Riche Ray, and Dizzy Gillespie, just to mention a few.

Gina Madrid

Gina Madrid formerly Raw-G, born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. She brings her own distinct cross-cultural, multi-lingual, politically charged Hip-Hop to the Bay Area music scene captivating audiences with her passionate and aggressive performances.

DJ Leydis
VIDEO: https://tinyurl.com/ycmm6qay

DJ Leydis was born and raised in Cuba. Involved in the Cuban HIP HOP movement since it’s inception, DJ Leydis helped organized some of Cuba's most respected and attended events and community programs. She moved to the USA in 2006.

BDT - Bolivian Dance Team / Espíritu Andino

A Bay Area dance group performing Afro-South American dances.
BDT is a San Jose based organization that celebrates Bolivia’s rich and varied cultures re-creating Bolivian dances by taking on innovative approaches to ancient and rare traditions. Directed by Jacqueline Gumucio and Dexter Fernandez, BDT first came together in 2016 and has since performed at Worlds Arts West's SF Ethnic Dance Festival, the International Children's Festival in San Jose, San Francisco’s Carnaval, Dance Mission Theatre’s Winter Choreographers Festival, and more. Though BDT continuously dances the Popular “Bolivian” folklore of today, they also carry in their hearts and minds a discerned effort of striving to find the original history, melodies and movements of the dances from our ancestors to preserve, protect, discover and spread awareness of the cultural variety that comprises Bolivia.

Juan de Dios Afro- Peruvian drumming.

Claudio Talavera-Ballon

Talavera-Ballón is a Peruvian-born painter based in San Francisco, CA. His work highlights the lives and struggles of farm workers, indigenous people and immigrants throughout Latin America and the USA. His art exhibit, "Mujeres Luz", will be on display during the event.

Food vendors and art activities for kids.

**Line up & program subject to change.

We are grateful for the support by the San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, The San Francisco Foundation and Supervisor Malia Cohen's office.
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