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Featuring: Las Bomberas de la Bahia & Las No Que No. Curated & Co-hosted by Sarah Guerra

Sunday, February 28, 2010 | 7:30 pm

LUNADAS – the Bay Area’s only bilingual, full moon performance ritual – continues its 2010 season at Galería de la Raza with a very special and unique line up of women’s musical collectives from the Bay Area to Los Angeles.  Featured performers include LAS BOMBERAS DE LA BAHIA, the Bay Area’s only all-women’s Bomba ensemble and LAS NO QUE NO, the L.A. based all-women’s Son Jarocho collective.  This is a Bay Area first you don’t want to miss. Bring your own poetry or music and sign up for the open mic.  Lunadas - community ritual at it’s best.

Feature Bios

Las Bomberas de la Bahia
Las Bomberas de la Bahia was founded in April 2007 and is the Bay Area’s first & only all-women's Bomba ensemble. The group is composed of Bay Area activists, educators, and artists who actively contribute to growing the tradition of Bomba and work to maintain & support Puerto Rico’s oldest African influenced music and dance tradition, which formed in Puerto Rico's sugar cane plantations by slaves as a form of resistance. Las Bomberas de la Bahia have performed throughout the Bay Area for educational institutions, cultural centers, and cultural festivals such as UC-Berkeley, Holy Names University, San Francisco State University, Laney College, La Pena Cultural Center, Galleria de la Raza SF, Brava Theater, Yoshi’s Jazz Club SF, El Rio, Roccapulco Supper Club, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco LGBT Dyke March, The Women's Building SF, NCLR, Xicana Moratorium in Dolores Park SF , the Riley Center and many others. !!!

Las No Que No!
Las No Que No! began as loose collective of women studying Son Jarocho who decided to gather at a farmer's market in North East LA to share this music from Veracruz, Mexico. Individually, group members participate in other projects and collaborations, however as Las No Que No! they create a certain critical mass that an all female collective brings: the power of expression, sharing, and learning that is unique to a space comprised of all women.  The name Las No Que No! reflects the attitude that women can carve their own spaces for musical, and personal development.

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