FALL into the HARVEST SEASON with Rara Tou Limen's FALL Offerings! In Honor of Harvest + Ancestor Season, Rara Tou Limen (RTL) cordially invites the community to join us in a series of culturally enriching activities to INFORM, UPLIFT & INSPIRE!
The 8th Annual Oakland Life Is Living Festival 10am - 8pm OAKLAND
LIFE IS LIVING: "AFRICA IN OAKLAND" DANCE ZONE will feature master teachers and drummers playing rhythms from Africa and its diaspora to support the all day dance classes which are FREE to the community! Through classes and a special performance, this year's "Africa in Oakland" highlights the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, its teachers and residing dance companies, its cultural presence within the tapestry of our community, and its use as a central tool for the self-preservation and life of dancers and non-dancers alike, in Oakland, CA. Come move with us!
AFRICA in OAKLAND DANCE ZONE SCHEDULE All Classes are FREE!
11am - 11:15am Drum Call with Tacuma King & students
11:25am - 12:25pm King Theo of SambaFunk! African Samba and Funk
12:35pm - 1:05pm Portsha Jefferson of Rara Tou Limen Haitian Folkloric Dance
5:05pm - 5:20pm Drum Performance Students of Cheikh Tairou Mbaye
5:30pm - 6pm Alseny Soumah, Guinean Dance
Courtesy of Delina Dream Productions and Drianke Entertainment
Life is Living Festival, 2014
"Radical Ancestry" 8pm - 12am SAN FRANCISCO
YBCA and SKIN World Wide Present: “Radical Ancestry” A Closing Finale of Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Arts Exhibit
Saturday, October 10th 2015
To celebrate the closing of the exhibition "Radical Presence", SKIN World Wide and YBCA present "Radical Ancestry", a dance floor journey through sound, art, tradition, and folklore. We invite you to this gorgeous, visceral celebration that weaves through the African and Latin-American diasporas. Featuring a mixture of live performances, dance, visual art, and DJ’s, we pay homage to our common bonds of ancestry and rhythm.
SKIN founders, Candy Martinez & DJ Cecil
Featuring an extravaganza of live performances by:
Rara Tou Limen Sambaxé Dance & Drum Company MJ’s Brass Boppers DJ Cecil Piwai Son of Sōn DJ Emancipacion Ibou Ngom, Jeff Pierre & Vincent Perrault Rama Mahesh Hall & Black Gold Ensemble
Visual Artists: Azteca Negra Sabreena Haque Tigre Bailando Tres Mercedes
Hosted By: Marc Bamuthi Joseph Curator: Candi Martinez
Rara Tou Limen, Sambaxe
MJ's Brass Boppers
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission Street San Francisco, USA Doors 8pm - 12am, All Ages $10 with RSVP / $15 Door
SAVE THE DATE! NOVEMBER 1 SAVE THE DATE! FET GEDE Now in our 12th SEASON!
Rara Tou Limen (RTL) cordially invites the community to join us as we celebrate the Gede Spirits + our Ancestors through DANCE, MUSIC, FOOD and SONG!
Fet Gede is a national holiday in Haiti that honors and revitalizes Ancestral Spirits. The Gede's, entities of LIFE and DEATH embrace the creation and conclusion of LIFE and represent a crucial link to the Ancestors. Gede teaches us to Laugh, Love and Live!
Song Workshop with Daniel "Brav" Brevil | Musical Director, RTL (2pm-3pm) Dance Workshop with PortshaJefferson | Artistic Director, RTL (3pm-5pm) Community Potluck/Dance (5pm-7pm)
When: Sunday November 1, 2015 Where: The Humanist Hall 390 27th St. (between Telegraph & Broadway) Oakland, California Time: 2pm-7pm Offering: $20
*** Community Potluck to immediately follow Dance Workshop*** Please bring a dish, drink, snack or dessert offering to share with the community
FET WEAR: Show us your "BEST" Gede/Day of the Dead "FIT"! Let your creativity run wild....Please wear Purple, Black and White, the traditional colors for Gede.
An altar will be present. If you would like to make an offering (photos of loved ones, flowers, candles, alcohol, fruit, florida water, etc.) please feel free to do so.