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Come out to celebrate the completion of 10 new murals in Richmond, CA at the Bay Area Mural Festival Closing Celebration at Richmond Art Center on Sunday, October 8th from 1-6pm. This event is FREE ADMISSION and family friendly. Richmond Art Center: 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804
With support from the California Arts Council, La Peña Cultural Center has partnered with Los Pobres Artistas mural group, Richmond Art Center, EarthTeam and other invited artists and organizations to produce the 2nd Annual Bay Area Mural Festival (BAMFest 2017) this fall.
Participating mural artists for BAMFest Richmond 2017:
Carla Wojczuk with the Anti-eviction Mapping Project
KeeNa Romano/ Agana/ Dime
Youth mural teams and leaders:
Earth Team with Malik Seneferu
Gateway To College Contra Costa College with Los Pobres Artistas Collective
Richmond Art Center: 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804
For more information on BAMFest, please visit: http://bamfest.org/home
Hello La Peña community,
We will be closing the building for repairs/maintenance and staff vacation time January 2-8. No classes or events will be held during this time. Thank you!
See you again January 9!
Adult Afro-Peruvian Dance and Cajon Class
DANCE: Saturdays 10am-12pm | CAJON: 12pm-1pm | $10 ea with bundle of 5 or $15 drop-in
Instructors: Gabriela Shiroma (Dance) and Peta Robles (Cajon) |
Learn to dance a varied repertoire of traditional dances from the coastal region of Peru such as festejos, landos, and zamacuecas.
This is a combined cajon and dance class. All levels are welcome. Students must bring a cajon to class. If you need to purchase one or rent one for a day, contact one of the instructors.
Cumbia music and dance originated on the Columbia Caribbean coastal region but has since spread all over Latin America. In Peru, Peruvian Cumbia started in the 1960s and is also often called Chicha, however, Peruvian cumbia and Chicha music are known as two separate genres that exist independently but influence each other. Cumbia chichais influenced by colmbian cumbia but also Andean melodies, Cuban guajiras and psychedelic surf guitars and synthesizers.
Tomorrow night we bring you Cumbia music that started it all and it’s little brother Cumbia Chicha, played through the vessels of La Misa Negra and La Chamba respectively.
La Chamba band comes from a working-class background in Los Angeles and use their own daily life struggles to fuel their music. Their love for the sound and social message of Peruvian Cumbia Chicha and how much they felt like it paralleled their own lives in LA inspired them play it as the soundtrack to their lives. That sound has moved people everywhere to the dance floor and we can’t wait to bring their sound to La Peña.
La Misa Negra is based in our own Bay Area, in Oakland,, whose 8-piece band plays a Cumbia blended with high-energy Afro-Latin dance music. They are known around the bay for their explosive and energetic live shows, called the most exciting live show in the Bay Area by many. Their shows are packed with horns, accordions riffs, crazy percussions and rhythms and lots of grooving and dancing.
If you want to release some energy after a long week, come dance it out on the floor with us at La Peña. This show is sure to get your blood flowing!