Quitapenas by Viva el Arte

March 8, 2024

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

UCSB Arts & Lectures
Isla Vista School

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.

Quitapenas by Viva el Arte

6875 El Colegio Rd
Goleta, CA 92106

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