Thursday, August 6, 2015

nzoCALIFA - Dance Bridging Agent - PERU

De Rompe y Raja Afro Peruvian Cultural Association, trailblazing Dance Company, Cultural agency and Ambassadors in promoting the rich traditions of Afro Culutura Peruana from the Coastal region of Lima, Peru for over 20 years. R. Califa joined this company in 1996 under the aegis of Founders Artistic Director Gabriela Shiroma and Musical Director Pedro Rosales: Festejo, Lando, Samba Malato, Diablo, Zamacueca were a few of the styles I became well versed and trained in, while actually performing with virtuoso, icons and Masters of the field directly from Lima, Peru. Below features the Founding Member of the World renown Peru Negro, Maestro Lalo Izquiero with Regina Califa in a featured solo.

"Torito Pinto" [ little Black Bull] San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival Audition 2001
TORITO PINTO (Festejo) Choreography by Lalo Izquierdo Company: De Rompe y Raja 
The lead Dancer [red skirt] represents the matador against the masked Lalo representing the diabolic presence of slavery. -- Watch and see who triumphs?!

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