Chavalos de Aquí y Alla’s folklórico dance group, Danzas por Nicaragua and dance director, Diana Aburto will be teaching the basics of folkloric dance, a preview of the main regional dances from Nicaragua and dances from the pacific and Atlantic coast. Folkloric dance skirts will be provided to participants.
Dance Brigade's Dance Mission | 3316 24th Street
4:30pm to 6pm
BOMBA CLASSES: A Folkloric Tradition of Puerto Rico
- Taught by Melissa Reyes. Puerto Rican Bomba, as we know it today, was born on the sugar cane plantations of the Island. It’s the popular response formed in music and dance to the aristocracy. Through the rhythms, happiness, faith, suffering, and daily events were communicated through the Tradition. The Tradition was born on the coasts of Puerto Rico and, on the coasts, is where it’s said to sound best. The barriles (Bomba drums) or las Bombas is where the name for Bomba came from. “In Bomba, there are three or more buleadores (rhythm drums/drummers) and only one primo or subidor (lead drummer),” as told by Rafael Cepeda Atiles, El Patriarca de la Bomba (known as the Patriarch of Bomba).
Live Music with:
Sandra Garcia Rivera
Accion Latina | 2958 24th Street
1pm to 3pm
VIVA LA POESIA!
Featuring Bilingual poetry and spoken word from renowned poets:
- Norman Zelaya
- Josiah Luis Alderete
- Cassandra Dallet
- A’aron Heard
- SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck
- DJ - L7
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery | 3130 24th Street
12pm to 2pm
BILINGUAL CHILDREN'S READING CIRCLE
- Award-winning poet Jorge Tetl Argueta will be reading selections for children from his bi-lingual books published by Luna's Press. Jorge is a native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian who spent much of his childhood in rural El Salvador. A celebrated poet and writer, he feels everybody is capable of writing, especially young children who are natural poe