BPLG Recommended Performers

Dance Ensemble

El Ballet Folklorico de James Logan High School

Eileen Mendez (Fremont Main Library) recommends this traditional dance group. “They were entertaining, and well rehearsed. Their instructor provides a synopsis of the dance and its origins prior to each dance.”
group ballet folklorico
Contact:
James Logan High School
1800 H Street
Union City, CA 94587
510-471-2520 ext. 60124
510-786-1619
Jhuertas@nhusd.k12.ca.us

Danza Mexica Nanahuatzin

“Danza Azteca Nanahuatzin, thrives to preserve the traditions and teachings of the Aztec ancestors through Aztec dance—corporal and spiritual prayers—and thought. The members of the group are inter-generational ranging in ages from 6 to 50s and are dedicated to building a community based on the spiritual philosophy of the ancient Mexicas (Aztec). We apply the principals of the deity Quetzalcoátl; learn and teach the ceremonial practices and philosophies of ancient Anahuac, Danza Mexica Nanahuatzin is actively engaged with a broad community to promote not only cultural pride and awareness but also the wise philosophies of the ancestors.”

Contact Info:
(707) 843-2919
(707) 227-0440
danzananahuatzin@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/DanzaNanahuatzin/info

Musicians

Cascada de Flores

A bilingual participatory program featuring an origin story of the diverse roots of traditional music and dance of Mexico, especially those of indigenous, Spanish and African cultures.
musical group 2men and 2 women
Contact:
Cascada de Flores
415.999.3340
info@cascadadeflores.com

Grupo Colibri

Musical duo sings in Spanish and English and performs on a variety of Latin American instruments.
Contact:
Alisa Peres
PO Box 12065
Berkeley, CA 94712
510.204.9091
colibri@colibrimusic.com

José-Luis Orozco

Bilingual Educator, Children’s Author and Recording Artist
musician singing with a guitar

José-Luis performing at the BPLG 2011 Spanish Book Fair

Juan L. Sanchez

Interactive, multicultural, educational and FUN musical programs for the whole family!

Contact:
831-899-9909
P.O. Box 51482, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Mariela Herrera

A bilingual Spanish/English musician who performs for preschoolers

Mariela’s Bilingual Music Time

Performance includes rhythms, stories, bilingual songs, instruments, scarves, parachute and fun. (30 to 45 minutes)
Contact:
Mariela Herrera
(510) 978 7837
mariela.arts@gmail.com
www.marielaherrera.com

Tengo Tango

Authentic Argentine tango music duo of guitar/vocal & bandoneón (type of accordion); tango dancers could be included. $400 for 1.5 hours in the San Francisco area.
photo of musicans and tango dancers
Contact:
Marcelo Puig
415.810.4494
marcelopuig@yahoo.com

Victor Hugo Santos

Mr. Santos is a music instructor specializing in interactive children’s programs for age’s pre-k to 5th grade.
Contact Info:
408-732-7829
vhsantos@victorhugosantos.com

Theater

Bilingual Minisifundio, The Sweetest Mouse In The World
Minisifundio, El Ratón Más Dulce Del Mundo

Based in a Latin American Traditional Story, the program takes children directly to the heart of the Amazon Jungle, where the hunt of an Anaconda snake takes place. With suspense, harmonica melodies and plenty of laughter these stories are told with an energetic and lively Latin American style. $300 for 45 minutes. Check out the YouTube video Minisifundio.
Contact:
Jaime Riascos

510.635.6156
jaime_riascos@hotmail.com

Chiquy Boom – Bilingual Clown

In April 2011, Chiquy Boom performed at the Elmhurt and Chavez branches of Oakland Public Library for Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros. The show was educational; incoporating colors, vowels, English, Spanish and sign language.

Claudia Cuentas

Claudia Cuentas is a singer, writer, musician, bilingual storyteller and youth educator who has a deep love and belief in the power of transformation through the Arts.
Contact:
claudiacuentas77@gmail.com

Germar

Germar (aka Gerardo Martinez) is a Vallejo, California, USA based magican who strives to entertain and educate his audience through his magic and illusions.
Contact:
1430 Ryder St
Vallejo, CA 94590
925-798-5664

Olga Loya — Bilingual Storyteller

With her poetic eloquence Olga’s stories are an impassioned quest to keep alive not only the fabric of her family but the larger Latino culture, richly robed in folktales, ancient myths, and history. There are personal tales, short stories inspired from a mix of newspaper and dream, healing stories, tales of extraordinary women, of myriad voices and inflections, and sometimes music and dance.
contact: info@olgaloya.com

ART

“Would you like everyone to remember your party? Then you are in the right place! Marcela is the perfect addition for your kid’s birthday party, family party, picnic, corporate event, Halloween party, or any other special event!

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