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La Peña Cultural Center

3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
510-849-2568

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May 2017

Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Monthly Salsa Party and Dance Class

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Door cover: $5 (Cash Only.) Attention Salsa Dancers (beginners encouraged)! Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. The band will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El Canario, Celia Cruz and many more. This evening of  live Salsa music goes on from 9-11pm. GET HERE EARLY FOR FREE DANCE CLASS AT 8PM (pictured below)! Class is…

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Kizomba Dance Class

May 30 @ 7:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermidiate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Son Jarocho – Cancelled this week for Fandango Fronterizo

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Class is cancelled this week due to the teacher and students traveling to the border for the Fandango Fronterizo in May! Class is back June 7! 7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana…

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June 2017

Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays 4-6pm | $12 Drop-in/class & $10/advance Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience on the island before the 1700’s.…

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Capoeira Angola

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

Find out more »

Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

June 6 @ 7:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermidiate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Son Jarocho

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels are welcomed to…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays 4-6pm | $12 Drop-in/class & $10/advance Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience on the island before the 1700’s.…

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Capoeira Angola

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

Find out more »

Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

June 13 @ 7:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermidiate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Son Jarocho

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels are welcomed to…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays 4-6pm | $12 Drop-in/class & $10/advance Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience on the island before the 1700’s.…

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Fandango Jarocho – Son Jarocho Jam Session

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance! There is no entrance fee, but any monetary donations are accepted in support of programming at La Peña. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It is a lyrical and danceable music genre that formed in the melding…

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Capoeira Angola

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
+ Google Map

Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

Find out more »

Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

June 20 @ 7:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermidiate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

Find out more »

Capoeira Angola

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Son Jarocho

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels are welcomed to…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

June 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays 4-6pm | $12 Drop-in/class & $10/advance Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience on the island before the 1700’s.…

Find out more »

Capoeira Angola

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

Find out more »

Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Monthly Salsa Party and Dance Class

June 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Door cover: $5 (Cash Only.) Attention Salsa Dancers (beginners encouraged)! Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. The band will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El Canario, Celia Cruz and many more. This evening of  live Salsa music goes on from 9-11pm. GET HERE EARLY FOR FREE DANCE CLASS AT 8PM (pictured below)! Class is…

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Kizomba Dance Class

June 27 @ 7:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermidiate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

Find out more »

Capoeira Angola

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Son Jarocho

June 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels are welcomed to…

Find out more »

Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays 4-6pm | $12 Drop-in/class & $10/advance Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience on the island before the 1700’s.…

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July 2017

Capoeira Angola

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

July 4 @ 7:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermidiate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Son Jarocho

July 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels are welcomed to…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

July 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays 4-6pm | $12 Drop-in/class & $10/advance Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience on the island before the 1700’s.…

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Capoeira Angola

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

July 11 @ 7:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermidiate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Son Jarocho

July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels are welcomed to…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays 4-6pm | $12 Drop-in/class & $10/advance Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience on the island before the 1700’s.…

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Capoeira Angola

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

July 18 @ 7:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermidiate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Son Jarocho

July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels are welcomed to…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays 4-6pm | $12 Drop-in/class & $10/advance Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience on the island before the 1700’s.…

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Fandango Jarocho – Son Jarocho Jam Session

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance! There is no entrance fee, but any monetary donations are accepted in support of programming at La Peña. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It is a lyrical and danceable music genre that formed in the melding…

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Capoeira Angola

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

July 25 @ 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermidiate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Son Jarocho

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels are welcomed to…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

July 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays 4-6pm | $12 Drop-in/class & $10/advance Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience on the island before the 1700’s.…

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Capoeira Angola

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Monthly Salsa Party and Dance Class

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Door cover: $5 (Cash Only.) Attention Salsa Dancers (beginners encouraged)! Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. The band will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El Canario, Celia Cruz and many more. This evening of  live Salsa music goes on from 9-11pm. GET HERE EARLY FOR FREE DANCE CLASS AT 8PM (pictured below)! Class is…

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August 2017

Kizomba Dance Class

August 1 @ 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermidiate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Son Jarocho

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels are welcomed to…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays 4-6pm | $12 Drop-in/class & $10/advance Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience on the island before the 1700’s.…

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Capoeira Angola

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

August 8 @ 7:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermidiate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Son Jarocho

August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels are welcomed to…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

August 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays 4-6pm | $12 Drop-in/class & $10/advance Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience on the island before the 1700’s.…

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Capoeira Angola

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

August 15 @ 7:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermidiate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Son Jarocho

August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels are welcomed to…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays 4-6pm | $12 Drop-in/class & $10/advance Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience on the island before the 1700’s.…

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Fandango Jarocho – Son Jarocho Jam Session

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance! There is no entrance fee, but any monetary donations are accepted in support of programming at La Peña. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It is a lyrical and danceable music genre that formed in the melding…

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Capoeira Angola

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Kizomba Dance Class

August 22 @ 7:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$15 p/ class, or $10 with student ID Tuesdays at 7pm Join instructors Christopher and David Epperson for a beginners-intermidiate Kizomba class! Kizomba is both a music genre and a partnered dance originating in Angola. Kizomba has also been described as the “African Tango.” The dance is known to be slow and smooth, and flows with movements that are somewhat harsh and requires a lot of flexibility in the knees for the frequent bob up and down motion of the dance,…

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Capoeira Angola

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Son Jarocho

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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7:30pm-8:30pm jarana and canto; 8:30-9:30pm zapateado Instructor: Maria de la Rosa mariadlr4@gmail.com The study of jarana and zapateado are mutually beneficial.  Many master teachers recommend that anyone studying son first learn the basics of the zapateado.  And those who feel drawn principally to dancing (zapateado) are advised that learning the basics of the jarana benefit a dancer's learning process -- it helps everyone understand how these two crucial elements fit together in this community music.  All levels are welcomed to…

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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Children’s Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Thursdays 4-6pm | $12 Drop-in/class & $10/advance Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com Students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience on the island before the 1700’s.…

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Capoeira Angola

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm Capoeira Angola, a martial art and ritual combat dance, is one of the major expressions of an African, specifically Kongo-Angolan, continuum in Brazil. It is believed that its origins may go as far back as the 16th century, when Africans from western Central Africa were enslaved and taken to Brazil, specifically Salvador and the surround Recôncavo region. In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins. Similar to many…

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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Adult Bomba y Plena Workshop: Dance, Percussion and Song Sundays 1-3pm | $15/class- All Levels/Drop-ins welcome Instructors: Shefali Shah & Hector Lugo | Location: Theater Space For more information: bombaaguacero@gmail.com During these classes series, students will learn dance, songs, drum rhythms, and history. Classes culminate in student performances. For those interested in staying healthy, connecting with the community or learning a rich musical tradition, Bomba is for you. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped Puerto Rico’s history, emerging from the African experience…

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Vocals for Kids (In the Back Classroom)

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 20, 2018

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Vocals for Kids! Mondays 6-7:15pm | $10/class | Ages: 10 and up Instructor: Gail Dobson | Location: Community Room To sign up email Gail at: galeygrl@earthlink.net Class meets year round. Let’s sing and increase our self-esteem! With the help of instructor Gail Dobson students will work on how to sing, learn to breathe properly, learn how to sing in a microphone, and get over their fear of performing – yes, it can be scary! Bring in your favorite songs to share. Students will sing both…

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Monthly Salsa Party and Dance Class

August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 27, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Door cover: $5 (Cash Only.) Attention Salsa Dancers (beginners encouraged)! Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. The band will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El Canario, Celia Cruz and many more. This evening of  live Salsa music goes on from 9-11pm. GET HERE EARLY FOR FREE DANCE CLASS AT 8PM (pictured below)! Class is…

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