First Friday Fiesta: Free, Educational & Engaging Performances | San Jose
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MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana | 510 S 1st St, San Jose, CA
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Friday, August 5, 2016
First Friday Fiesta: Free Engaging Performances | San Jose
The name Cunamacué is a reminder that the work we do is based on ancestral roots, one to be left for future generations. The word Macué is representative of the ancestors; it is a stream in Mozambique, one of the places from which Africans were uprooted and taken to Perú. Cuna is the Spanish word for crib, representing future generations.
Cunamacué based in Oakland, California, was funded by artistic director Carmen Román. The company promotes the continuity of Afro-Peruvian culture, representing it not as a point in time, but as a living, vibrant and evolving form whose music and dance can be used as a means of expression. Adapting to its new environment, the San Francisco Bay Area, Cunamacué uses Afro-Peruvian movement vocabulary as well as movements inspired by modern dance and dances of the African Diaspora to express themes of healing and personal transformations.
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