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¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Presents: Quitapenas

February 20 @ 12:00 am PST

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! (Viva) is back with another exciting free community event. Enjoy three free exhilarating performances from Afro-Latin music group, Quitapenas. 


Founded in 2011 and born under the warm California sun, Quitapenas share a love of dance rhythms from the tropical Afro-Latin diaspora.The group is made up of first generation sons of immigrant parents from Guatemala and Mexico. They borrow aesthetics from the radical 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Their songs are a remix of history, and invite one to engage in the liberating evenings of Angola, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and beyond. The name means “to remove worries.” Everybody has a “pena” and the mission of Quitapenas is simple: to make you dance and leave you without a worry.





Viva is dedicated to bringing  the rich cultural heritage of Latin America to Santa Barbara County community members and students. It is a collaboration between UCSB Arts & Lectures, The Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, and the Isla Vista School Parent Teacher Association. For more information about Quitapenas and Viva, please visit https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/learn/viva-el-arte-de-santa-barbara/.  

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! exhibe tres presentaciones gratuitas de Quitapenas

Quitapenas electriza al público con música de baile afrolatina


Santa Barbara, CA –  ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! (Viva) vuelve con otra presentación comunitaria gratuita. Disfrute de tres emocionantes actuaciones gratuitas del grupo de música afrolatina, Quitapenas.


Fundado en 2011 y nacido bajo el cálido sol de California, Quitapenas comparte el amor por los ritmos de baile de la diáspora afrolatina tropical. El grupo está formado por hijos de primera generación de padres inmigrantes de Guatemala y México. Incorporan la estética de los años 60, 70 y 80. Sus canciones son una remezcla de la historia e invitan a participar en las noches liberadoras de Angola, Perú, Colombia, Brasil y más allá. El nombre significa “eliminar preocupaciones”. Todo el mundo tiene una “pena” y la misión de Quitapenas es simple: hacerte bailar y dejarte sin preocupaciones.




Viva es un programa dedicado a compartir la rica herencia cultural de América Latina con los estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad del condado de Santa Bárbara. Viva es una colaboración entre UCSB Arts & Lectures, The Marjorie Luke Theatre, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center y la Asociación de padres y maestros de la escuela Isla Vista. Para obtener más información sobre Quitapenas y Viva, visite https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/learn/viva-el-arte-de-santa-barbara/


February 20
12:00 am PST
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