San Francisco International Arts Festival

May 21st @ 6:00 p.m.

A music, dance, and multimedia experience — “Fandango-Pandanggo” explores the historical music and dance connections between the Philippines, Mexico, Cuba and Spain. Fandango unifies the three continents with the “Pandanggo” from Philippines, the “Fandanguillo” from Mexico, and the “Fandangos de Huelva” from Spain. The performance features the Potaje ensemble, directed by Chus Alonso for the last 23 years; Fandangueros, a quartet directed by guitarist Florante Aguilar; and Cascada de Flores and Charmaine Clamor. Dancers include Roberto Borrell, Melissa Cruz and Jay Loyola; and multimedia artists include Alleluia Panis and Wilfred Galila Spanish.

Before the May 21 performance, listen to the free artist panel discussion at 5:00 p.m. in the Cowell lobby. Chus Alonso and Florante Aguilar will discuss the artistic and conceptual ideas behind the “Fandango-Pandanggo,” and company artists will address questions from the audience.

This performance is hosted by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which runs from May 19 – June 5 exclusively at FMCAC. The Festival features over 100 performances by 50 different ensembles, as well as an expansive arts exhibition celebrating 100 years of the Dada Movement. Get discounts on tickets to see multiple shows at the Festival by buying a Festival pass. More details here.

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