Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Percussion class with bomba elder Jesús Cepeda ”El Tambor Mayor” and Dance class

12:30-1:30 Percussion ($20) Jesús Cepeda
1:30-2:30 Dance ($10) Julia Cepeda
2:30-3:30 Batey Lab* ($10) Denise Solis
Take all 3 classes: $35

*Batey Lab class will focus on Bombazo dynamics, learning songs and arrangements and bringing all elements together. Facilitated by Denise Solis

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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Percussion class with bomba elder Jesús Cepeda ”El Tambor Mayor” and Dance class

12:30-1:30 Percussion ($20) Jesús Cepeda
1:30-2:30 Dance ($10) Julia Cepeda
2:30-3:30 Batey Lab* ($10) Denise Solis
Take all 3 classes: $35

*Batey Lab class will focus on Bombazo dynamics, learning songs and arrangements and bringing all elements together. Facilitated by Denise Solis

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Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Percussion class with bomba elder Jesús Cepeda ”El Tambor Mayor” and Dance class

12:30-1:30 Percussion ($20) Jesús Cepeda
1:30-2:30 Dance ($10) Julia Cepeda
2:30-3:30 Batey Lab* ($10) Denise Solis
Take all 3 classes: $35

*Batey Lab class will focus on Bombazo dynamics, learning songs and arrangements and bringing all elements together. Facilitated by Denise Solis

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Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Percussion class with bomba elder Jesús Cepeda ”El Tambor Mayor” and Dance class

12:30-1:30 Percussion ($20) Jesús Cepeda
1:30-2:30 Dance ($10) Julia Cepeda
2:30-3:30 Batey Lab* ($10) Denise Solis
Take all 3 classes: $35

*Batey Lab class will focus on Bombazo dynamics, learning songs and arrangements and bringing all elements together. Facilitated by Denise Solis

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Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Percussion class with bomba elder Jesús Cepeda ”El Tambor Mayor” and Dance class

12:30-1:30 Percussion ($20) Jesús Cepeda
1:30-2:30 Dance ($10) Julia Cepeda
2:30-3:30 Batey Lab* ($10) Denise Solis
Take all 3 classes: $35

*Batey Lab class will focus on Bombazo dynamics, learning songs and arrangements and bringing all elements together. Facilitated by Denise Solis

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Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Percussion class with bomba elder Jesús Cepeda ”El Tambor Mayor” and Dance class

12:30-1:30 Percussion ($20) Jesús Cepeda
1:30-2:30 Dance ($10) Julia Cepeda
2:30-3:30 Batey Lab* ($10) Denise Solis
Take all 3 classes: $35

*Batey Lab class will focus on Bombazo dynamics, learning songs and arrangements and bringing all elements together. Facilitated by Denise Solis

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Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Percussion class with bomba elder Jesús Cepeda ”El Tambor Mayor” and Dance class

12:30-1:30 Percussion ($20) Jesús Cepeda
1:30-2:30 Dance ($10) Julia Cepeda
2:30-3:30 Batey Lab* ($10) Denise Solis
Take all 3 classes: $35

*Batey Lab class will focus on Bombazo dynamics, learning songs and arrangements and bringing all elements together. Facilitated by Denise Solis

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Jurakán: Nación en Resistencia screening and talk with film makers
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Jurakán: Nación en Resistencia screening and talk with film makers

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Watch the documentary and meet the filmmakers Gonzalo Mazzinni and Rosa Emmanuelli Guitierrez at the west coast premiere of the film.

"Jurakán: Nation in Resistance" documents the historical struggle of Puerto Rico, a Caribbean nation that refuses to disappear.

$10-20 sliding scale.

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Apr
21
4:30 PM16:30

Bombazo en la Bahía with Taller Bombalele

Taller Bombalele's Bombazo en la Bahia is a monthly Bomba jam session open to all and in celebration of our diverse Bay Area community of good folks!

Hope to see you there. Join us for some live music and dance! Bring your skirts and be ready to sing, dance and play Bomba with us!

"De Santurce a la Bahia, La Bomba es Vida!" - Taller Bombalele

Family friendly event and environment, all are welcomed!

Food pop up by Primas Cuban Corner: Caribbean Vegan food by Chef Wanda Cuesta Kruda! Bring your appetite!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/299727420720954/?ti=ia


Details:
Sunday, 4/21/19
Au Lounge, 2430 Broadway, Oakland, CA
4:30-7:30pm
$5-$20 donation

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Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

First Friday Fiesta April 2019

In the DMCStudio at MACLA:

Youth and Culture Exhibit and Open Mic, 5:30-7pm
Hosted by Anouk Yeh, Emma Rheams, & Bryan Gutierrez-Arroyo
Live Youth Poets, Musicians, and a photo exhibition produced by the DMC Studio Youth.

In the Gallery:
21st Latino Art Now! Exhibition, 7-10pm
Apr 5 - May 18, 2019
Auction: Sat, May 18, 2019
The auction is Silicon Valley’s premier showcase for established and emerging Latino artists, featuring 30-40 original works of art which are available to the public. Now in its 21st year, the Latino Art Now! Auction & Exhibition consistently attracts more than 200 novice and seasoned art collectors and enthusiasts for an evening of food, spirits, and friendly competitive bidding. With work ranging from sculpture and paintings to mixed media, the auctioned work provokes thought and conversation to celebrate the diversity of Latino arts and culture.

In the Castellano Playhouse Theater:
Taller Bombalele - Bomba Workshops and Ensemble, 8-10pm
Taller Bombalele was founded by Julia Cepeda (granddaughter of Puerto Rican Bomba Patriarch Don Rafael Cepeda Atiles) and Denise Solis (founder/director of Las Bomberas de la Bahia). The Taller Bombalele community in the diaspora is committed to the Bomba values and practice that were handed down by the Cepeda family in the San Mateo de Cangrejo/Santurce region of Puerto Rico. Our work in the community promotes the Bomba tradition that grew out of the Taino-African alliance in resistance to colonization and slavery in Puerto Rico. The Taller Bombalele community welcomes different cultural experiences, gender identities and expressions, values, and inter-generational participation. We strive to continually learn, grow, and support each other in our learning by lifting up our music and dance tradition as a community that practices a collectivist model of community led by women of color and the rich perspective they bring to leadership roles.

All performances are free; no reservations or tickets required.

Best parking near MACLA: http://parksj.org/
Take public transportation to MACLA: https://tripplanner.vta.org/planner

http://maclaarte.org/calendar/sff/

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Mar
17
4:30 PM16:30

Bombazo en la Bahía

Join us for our monthly community Bomba jam with live drumming, singing and dancing with our Afro Puerto Rican Bay Area Bomba class community!

Every 3rd Sunday at Au Lounge Oakland.
All are welcomed. Family friendly environment.

Cuban Vegan Food pop up by Prima’s Cuban Vegan Corner (Chef Wanda Cuesta Kruda)

$5-$15 sliding scale donation

De Santurce a la Bahía, La Bomba es Vida!

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Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Bombazo at the UC Berkeley student brigade for PR aid fundraiser

Come support the launch of a UC Berkeley student brigade of support for Puerto Rico. This is a student led project through the Public Service Center in partnership with Boricuas in Berkeley, Casa Pueblo in Adjuntas Puerto Rico and Camp Tabonuco un Jayuya Puerto Rico. It has been a year and a half since Hurricanes Maria and Irma devastated the island and the continued colonial status is equally devastating. Thousands remain without power, infrastructure is in dire need of attention and schools and services continue to close.

Our students hope to make people to people connections and join as allies with the students, community organizers and people of Puerto Rico who are not only addressing Hurricane relief, but building a new Puerto Rico from the ground up.

All funds go directly to our two Grass Roots partners in Adjuntas and Jayuya and support their ongoing work for a new Puerto Rico. Please come join us, enjoy delicious Puerto Rican food, great music with live performances and bring your check books, credit/ debit cards and an open heart, We need you!!!



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Feb
17
4:30 PM16:30

Bombazo en la Bahía

Join us for our monthly community Bomba jam with live drumming, singing and dancing with our Afro Puerto Rican Bay Area Bomba class community!

Every 3rd Sunday at Au Lounge Oakland.
All are welcomed. Family friendly environment.

Cuban Vegan Food pop up by Prima’s Cuban Vegan Corner (Chef Wanda Cuesta Kruda)

$5-$15 sliding scale donation

De Santurce a la Bahía, La Bomba es Vida!

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Percussion/Song workshop with Amarilys Rios
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Percussion/Song workshop with Amarilys Rios

We are happy to announce that we will have a special guest instructor for our Percussion/Song class on Sunday, 2/17/19!! Amarilys Rios Rosa is a talented percussionist, singer and dancer in the Bomba tradition and also a touring musician. She currently tours with Tego Calderón and her own band, Emina.

Percussion/Song Class with Amarilys Rios Rosa
1-2:30pm
$15-$20 (sliding scale)

Followed by Bomba Dance Class with Julia C Cepeda
2:30-3:30
$15

Rhythmix Cultural Works

Afterwards join us and Amarilys for our monthly Bombazo en la Bahia at Au Lounge in Oakland
4:30-7:30
($5-$20) sliding scale



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Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Valentine’s Day Batey! Bombazo en la Bahía!

Join us with your sweetheart(s) for some yummy Caribbean food at El Nuevo Frutilandia in San Francisco and some live Bomba music and dance with our Taller Bombalele squad!

This is our 2nd annual Valentines Day Batey at Frutilandia, we had a blast last year and looking forward to a repeat!

Get there early so you can get a table we were a full house and then some last year!

Family friendly, yummy Caribbean food restaurant in the San Franciso Mission. Join our Taller Bombalele class community for good food and music with a lovely crew! Vamo a gozarrrrr!

More info on El Nuevo Frutilandia:
www.elnuevofrutilandia.us

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Jan
20
4:00 PM16:00

Bombazo en la Bahia

Family friendly event, live music and dance with our greater Taller Bombalele class community of students, family, and friends in an informal jam session. All are welcomed! Join us for a nice late afternoon with good food, music, and dance!

Caribbean Vegan Food Pop Up by Rincon de la Prima's Cuban Kitchen (Chef Wanda Cuesta Kruda)

($5-$10 Suggested Donation)

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