• Raices de Puerto Rico

    Raíces de Puerto Rico


    Sat, July 21st 2018 • 7:30 to 9:30pm
    Concert • $15 • Theatre (1st Floor)

    An evening of Bomba, Plena y Música Jíbara Puertorriqueña y Latinoamericana featuring cultural treasure Jesus Cepeda Brenes with Taller Bombalele, Madeline y Los Carpinteros with Pedro Pastrana Camacho, Julio Pérez and guest artists. Come witness members of this family of cultural ambassadors, who have been practicing their musical tradition for seven generations uninterrupted.

    Taller Bombalele was founded in September 2014 by Julia Cepeda (granddaughter of Puerto Rican Bomba Patriarch Don Rafael Cepeda Atiles) and Denise Solis (founder/director of Las Bomberas de la Bahia). Taller Bombalele offers Bomba percussion and dance classes and hosts Bombazos (Bomba performed informally in the community) throughout the Bay Area. Currently Taller Bombalele classes are offered on Saturday afternoons at Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda, CA; please visit their website for more information on classes (www.rhythmix.org).

    The Taller Bombalele Ensemble features students from the classes as well as other musicians from the Bay Area and is directed by Denise Solis and Julia Cepeda. Taller Bombalele strives to promote our Afro Puerto Rican roots music and dance tradition of Bomba, by teaching its history, dance, music, and songs through classes, lectures, workshops, and Bombazos to continue to preserve and expand this form of expression in the community. Taller Bombalele is also proud to be part of a diverse community in the SF Bay Area and is therefore committed to teaching, learning, and collaboration and in reflection of this community, we welcome our community of different cultural experiences and intergenerational participation. We strive to continually learn, grow and support each other in our learning.

    Madelina y Los Carpinteros is a multicultural Latin American ensemble following the tradition of the Nueva Canción and Nueva Trova – movements that came out of The Americas' liberation struggles to freshly embody the folk roots with an enriched lyricism. The group sings original compositions as well as unique interpretations of music from Puerto Rico to South America and the Andes. The group features the vocal interpretations of Madelina Zayas (Puerto Rico) and the richly layered and deeply rooted acoustic performance by Fernando Feña Torres (Chile), Denis Schmidt (France), Craig Thomas (US), and special guests.

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  • Frida: Naturaleza Viva

    Frida: Naturaleza Viva


    Wed July 18th, 2018 • 7 to 9pm
    $7 Donation • Theatre • 18+

    Cine Con Cultura Presents Fiestas Fridas! Different documentaries and films tell us the life of Frida Kahlo: her circumstances, challenges, and the vision of a great artist.

    "Frida: Naturaleza Viva" by Paul Leduc. 1983.

    Movie with subtitles in English.

    The most prominent female painter of Latin America, Frida Kahlo, is agonizing in her Coyoacán home. She evokes memories of her childhood, of the streetcar accident that caused her terrible pain and affliction, her friendship with Trotsky and painter Alfaro Siqueiros, her marriage to Diego Rivera, her miscarriage, her political commitment, her love affairs and the anticipated exhibition of her works.

  • Diez Fridas

    Diez Fridas: Collective Exhibition


    Opening: Tues July 17th, 2018
    6:30pm to 9pm • Donations Welcome
    Ch'In Kana Gallery (3rd floor)
    Runs through September 5, 2018
    Tues to Sat • 10am to 5pm

    Diez Fridas is a collective presentation about faces and symbols of the artistic universe of Frida Kahlo. Ten visual artists show us their conception of the figure and permanence of a great artist.

    Curators: Maria Motta, Alejandro Meza.

    List of artists:
    Carlos Pillado
    Jhovany de la Ala
    Mara P Hernandez
    Maria Motta
    Marsha Shaw
    Roberto Marosi
    Sonia Leticia
    Shane Izykowsky
    Sakino Wu
    Victor Navarrete

    Information contact: events@missionculturalcenter.org

  • Frida Kahlo, Entre el Dolor y el Placer


    Wed July 11th, 2018 • 7 to 9pm
    $7 Donation • Theatre • 18+

    Cine Con Cultura Presents Fiestas Fridas! Different documentaries and films tell us the life of Frida Kahlo: her circumstances, challenges, and the vision of a great artist. Movies with subtitles in English.

    Gabriel Santander's "Frida Kahlo: Entre el Dolor y El Placer" is a biographical documentary about the life and work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Throughout nearly an hour we can enjoy this research where fundamental characters appear in the interpretation of what is Frida Kahlo today. Some of the participants in the documentary include Hayden Herrea, the most prominent biographer of the artist, the singer Lila Downs, and the director of the Frida Kahlo Museum, Hilda Trujillo, among others.

  • Tertulias Literarias

    Tertulias Literarias


    Wed July 11th, 2018 • 7pm to 8:30pm
    Free • El café de la Muerte (2nd floor)

    In coordination with the Public Library of San Francisco, MCCLA presents a book club for the community.

    Book of the month: Historia Universal de la Infamnia

    Written by Jorge Luis Borges (reading in Spanish).

    For more information please contact:
    Ramon Hernandez • 415-355-2800 • Ramon.Hernandez@sfpl.org

  • Mercadito Frida

    Mercadito Frida


    Sat, July 7th 2018 • 3 to 7pm
    Free admission • Main Gallery
    FridArte vendors • Food • DJ

    Come and celebrate the Frida art of our community! Featuring the best food, crafts, and art dedicated to the great artist Frida Kahlo by local artists.

    Artists and vendors include Maria (vendedora de calle 17), Frankie Franco Arte, Mama e Hijos, Susana Sanchez, Joana Salazar, and Diana Telez.


    MAS Show: Season 1


    Friday, July 16th 2018 • 4pm to 6pm
    $5 Admission • Theatre (1st Floor)

    MAS Youth Program presents their showcase, where our young visual and performing artists can show friends and family the creative work they have been doing this summer!

  • Carnaval SF Video Party 2018

    Alborada: Carnaval SF Video Party 2018


    Fri June 29th, 2018 • 6pm to 7pm
    First-floor theatre • $5 admission

    Watch Carnaval SF 2018 on the big screen! Return to live the experience of music and dance that unite us as a community.

  • Alborada

    Alborada: Carnaval SF Video Party 2018


    Friday, June 29th 2018 • 6PM TO 7PM
    First floor theatre • $5 admission

    MCCLA's Comparsa "Alborada (A New Dawn)" gave another spectacular performance! Diana Aburto, a seasoned and talented Nicaraguan dancer, lead this year's contingent. The choreography blends the music from Nicaragua and the coastal Garifuna groups with rhythms of Cumbia, Vallenato, Punta, Palo de Mayo, and of course, some Salsa.

    Watch Carnaval SF 2018 on the big screen! Return to live the experience of music and dance that unite us as a community.

  • Maria Jose Montijo Concert

    Maria Jose Montijo: Concert


    Thurs June 28th, 2018
    7pm to 9pm • $10 Admission
    Inti Raymi Gallery (Second floor)

    Originally from Puerto Rico, Maria Jose Montijo will delight us with her melodious voice and guide us through a sweet sound fantasy. Singing, harp, and percussion.

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