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AFROCUBA: The Bay Area Edition. Celebrating Black History Month

Limited Seating. First Come. First Serve.

Guerilla Cafe, 1620 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, United States

5.30 PM: Doors Open.
6.30 PM: Screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen
9.00 PM: Music by DJ ASHO & DJ Leydis

Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen reveals the vibrant Afro-Cuban culture of the city. In addition, the film unravels the African and Andalusian origins of rumba and follows ordinary people and famous musicians through the dances, drums, and clave rhythm of the genre. By paying homage to the grand masters of the genre, such as Chano Pozo and his collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie, the film takes us on a historical journey that traces the history of rumba in New York through the words and music of scholars, producers, artists and renowned musicians who continue to practice it today.

Directed by Aristides Falcon Paradi, 2013, Cuba/United States, Documentary, 101 min, Spanish with English subtitles 

Earlier Event: February 19
7th Salsa Rueda Festival in San Francisco
Later Event: February 27
Yemanja Arts Festival 2015