The AfroOchoDance festival is eight days long and will feature four days of dance performances. Each performance will commemorate various people, some of whom are represented in Little Havana's monuments and murals, others who lived or died in Little Havana, and others who are part of Little Havana history.
The dance forms featured in the festival will include Chancleta, Comparsa/Conga, Orisha dance (Eleggua, Ochún, Yemaya, Oya), Palo, Rumba (Yambu, Guaguancó, Rumba Columbia), Yuka and Makuta.
We will also offer programming during the other four days, including film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, art and photography exhibits, and walking tours, and two free dance classes. Plus, each festival participant will have a chance to create their own commemoration of the individuals we are honoring as a part of the festival, as one of the exhibits will be comprised of words and images submitted by festival guests in honor of one or more of the commemorated figures.