LAIR is a multidisciplinary performing arts project where artists and audience members can engage in a meaningful dialogue about innovative ideas and experimental work, where artists can reflect on the process of creating progressive art and revolutionary movements while redefining aesthetics and ethics that will decolonize our minds.

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Live Arts in Resistance (LAIR)

Upcoming Events

EastSide Arts Alliance * NAKA * Cunamacué present:

Huarango and Cunamacué

Contemporary Afro-Peruvian Music & Dance

Fri/Sat June 7 & 8

8 pm

EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd. Oakland

$20 (No one turned away for lack of funds)

The month of June is Afro-Peruvian culture month in Peru. For the first time the festivities are celebrated here in the Bay Area with Oakland's first Afro-Peruvian festival, Ondú. The festival kicks off with a performance on June 7 & 8 at EastSide Cultural Center by two local companies that reinterpret Afro-Peruvian folklore, Huarango and Cunamacué. Both groups are rooted in Afro-Peruvian culture and develop a contemporary approach of its music and dance.


Huarango is a new musical project born in Oakland, California that recreates traditional Afro-Peruvian music with contemporary sounds influenced by jazz and classical music.

Cunamacué based in Oakland, California is a contemporary Afro-Peruvian dance company that uses Afro-Peruvian movement vocabulary as well as movements inspired by modern dance and dances of the African Diaspora to promote the continuity of Afro-Peruvian culture, representing it not as a point in time, but as a living, vibrant and evolving form whose music and dance can be used as a means of contemporary expression.

Live Arts In Resistance celebrates our cultural traditions with creative innovation, aspiring to decolonize our spirits and our imagination.


LAIR is supported in part by The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Caw Foundation, and individual donors.

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