Viva La Peña - Page 2

35 years of voicing opposition through music, art, and moxie

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Osha Newman paints the center's "Cancion de la Libertad" mural in 1978

The kaleidoscopic lineup planned for La Peña's 35th anniversary party, which also serves as the celebration for the newly designated La Peña Day, is a fitting tribute to the center's accomplishments. A Friday night concert of infectious cumbia beats by Chilean musician-activists Chico Trujillo. A free Saturday street festival featuring dancers, classes, and singing. And, later that evening, a performance by Las Bomberas de la Bahia, local percussionists who play classic Puerto Rican bomba music. Las Bomberas, by the way, is an all female group.

¿Te gusta, Señor Allende?

LA PEÑA 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Chico Trujillo: Fri/4, 8–10 p.m., $15–$18

La Peña Day Street Carnival and Fair: Sat/5, 12–6 p.m., free

Las Bomberas de la Bahia and Rebel Diaz: Sat/5, 9 p.m., $10–$12

La Peña Cultural Center

3105 Shattuck, Berk.

(510) 849-2568

www.lapena.org

 

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