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7 Potencias presents a rich and vibrant culture from the lesser known part of eastern Cuba, known in Cuba as the Oriente.

7 Potencias is a music and dance troupe based in Cuba!

This will be our first ever U.S. appearance! 7 Potencias will be arriving on October 29, 2013 to the U.S. for a series of workshops and performances in preparation for the 15th anniversary of the company. We want to showcase our work that spans across the years. This series of workshops and performances will be for a month in the San Francisco Bay. 

 7 Potencias is unique in that it is able to present authentic folkloric traditions. Many of its members are descendants of immigrants from Haiti, Jamaica, and other Caribbean islands which informs their work. Putting this investigative work on stage and highlighting the stories learned from family members makes it one of the more reliable groups presenting this lesser known Cuban folklore. 

 7 Potencias was founded by close friends who all grew up in the same small city in the Oriente (Eastern) part of Cuba and studied together at performing arts schools and universities in Oriente and Havana. This close-knit group of musicians and dancers had been a part of many other dance troupes and participated in numerous national and international events and festivals. We decided to share our love of Afro-Cuban traditions and especially the lesser-known Oreinte traditions with wider audiences.

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 7 Potencias presenta una rica y vibrante cultura muy poca conocida de la parte del este de Cuba, conocida en Cuba como el Oriente.

 7 Potencias es una compañía de música y baile de base en Cuba! 

 Esta será nuestra primera aparición en EE.UU. ! 7 Potencias llegará el 29 de octubre 2013 para los EE.UU. para una serie de talleres y actuaciones en preparación para el 15 º aniversario de la compañía. Queremos mostrar nuestro trabajo que se extiende a través de los años. Esta serie de talleres y actuaciones será de un mes en el Área de la Bahía, San Francisco.

 7 Potencias es único, ya que es capaz de presentar auténticas tradiciones folklóricas. Muchos de sus miembros son descendientes de los inmigrantes de Haití, Jamaica y otras islas del Caribe que informa su trabajo. Pone este trabajo de investigación en el escenario y resaltando las historias extraídas de los miembros de la familia hace que sea uno de los grupos más fiables que presentan este folklore cubano muy poco conocido . 

 7 Potencias fue fundada por unoss amigos cercanos quienes crecieron en la misma ciudad pequeña en el Este, parte Oriente de Cuba y estudiaron junto en escuelas universitarias y de artes en Oriente y La Habana. Este grupo muy unido de músicos y bailarines habían sido parte de muchas otras compañías de danza y han participado en numerosos eventos y festivales nacionales e internacionales . Decidimos compartir nuestro amor por las tradiciones afrocubanas y sobre todo las tradiciones de Oriente menos conocidas con un público más amplio .

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BRINGING CUBAN ARTISTS TO THE U.S. IS A CHALLENGE!!!

In 2003, I began the endeavor to bring 7 Potencias to perform in the U.S. At that time, because of the regulations and the papers needed between countries, we got the U.S. permits, but not the Cuba permits on time. The following 5 years no Cuban groups were coming into the U.S at all. In 2009 I tried again, and was able to get the U.S. permits, but the Cuban permits were delayed.

NOW WE’RE READY! This year we re-applied and we have permits from both countries and that is why we are asking for your help to make this dream project a reality.

This is the dream of the last 10 years that we never gave up on. We need more dance companies like this that do investigative work and research in order to go beyond the popular and share their cultural heritage and roots on stage.

We need funds to cover initial costs of the flights, visas, accommodations and costumes for the members of 7 Potencias. We want to expand their work and share it with wider audiences.

Reaching the $12,000 goal will help to cover the initial production costs of 7 Potencias' U.S tour 2013. This will be a great start in funding the entire cost of putting on this U.S. premiere tour of 7 Potencias.

Over the years, 7 Potencias has had different directors: myself, Royland Lobato, Leonardo Colas and the current director Hermes Rousseaux Savon.
I feel very proud that after 15 years the company keeps excelling and promoting this important work.

We changed our project goal because two things changed. First, we will only focus on a West Coast tour (unless a generus donor gives us an extra $10,000). Second, although we have permits for everyone and visas for many, the visa process means we may not have all of the 16 members coming to the U.S.. We already have enough to make this happen though!

Thank all of you for your support, your contributions and for being part of making history with us!

7 Potencias Members:

Hermes Rousseaux Savon
David Pedroso Rivero
Annia Durruthy Kindeland
Yarima Ortiz Hernandez
Yenne Guibert Portuondo
Lilliam Durant Plummer
Leonardo Colas Sosa
Silvio Divo Centeno
Denis Peralta Gonzales
Reinyer Casana Pirrera
Angel Yoel Mulen Robert
Francisco Esmidio Merencio Moreno
Yasser Reyes Rojas
Lazaro Perez Rodriguez
Anarlyn de las Mercesdes Oliva Rivero
Javier Benito Giral Puga

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TRAER ARTISTAS CUBANOS AL EE.UU. es un reto !

En 2003, comence a llevar a cabo la tarea de llevar a 7 Potencias para una serie de talleres y presentaciones en los EE.UU. En ese momento, debido a las regulaciones y los documentos necesarios entre los países, tuvimos el permiso de Estados Unidos , pero no los permisos de Cuba a tiempo. Los 5 años siguientes ningun grupo cubano entró en los EE.UU. en absoluto. En 2009 volví a intentar, y fuimos capaz de obtener los permisos de los Estados Unidos, pero los permisos cubanos se retrasaron .

Ahora estamos listos! Este año aplicamos nuevamente y tenemos permisos de ambos países y es por eso que estamos pidiendo su ayuda para hacer de este proyecto un sueño realidad.

Este es un sueño de los últimos 10 años que nunca nos dimos por vencidos.
Necesitamos más compañías de danza como ésta, que hacen el trabajo de investigación y la investigación con el fin de ir más allá de lo popular y compartir su patrimonio cultural y de las raíces en el escenario.

Necesitamos fondos para cubrir los costos iniciales de los vuelos , visados , alojamiento y vestuario para los miembros de 7 Potencias . Queremos ampliar su trabajo y compartirlo con un público en una forma más amplia.

Llegar a la meta $ 12,000 ayudará a cubrir los costos de producción iniciales de 7 Potencias 'tour EE.UU. 2013. Este será un gran comienzo en la financiación de la totalidad del costo para poner en esta gira de estreno en EE.UU. de 7 Potencias.

Con los años, 7 Potencias ha tenido diferentes directores : yo, Royland Lobato, Leonardo Colas y el actual director Hermes Rousseaux Savon. Me siento muy orgulloso de que después de 15 años la compañía sigue sobresaliendo y dando la promoción de este importante trabajo.

Cambiamos el goal del projecto por dos cosas. La primera, ahora solamente nos enfocaremos en la gira a la parte Oeste ( a no ser que un bondadoso donante de un extra $10,000. Segundo, aunque tenemos permisos para todos y ya visas para muchos, el proceso de visas significa que quizas no puedan venir los 16 miembros a U.S. Pero ya tenemos suficientes para que este projecto se realice!

Queremos dar las gracias a todos por su apoyo, sus contribuciones y por ser parte de hacer historia con nosotros!

Miembros de 7 Potencias:

Hermes Rousseaux Savon
David Pedroso Rivero
Annia Durruthy Kindeland
Yarima Ortiz Hernandez
Yenne Guibert Portuondo
Lilliam Durant Plummer
Leonardo Colas Sosa
Silvio Divo Centeno
Denis Peralta Gonzales
Reinyer Casana Pirrera
Angel Yoel Mulen Robert
Francisco Esmidio Merencio Moreno
Yasser Reyes Rojas
Lazaro Perez Rodriguez
Anarlyn de las Mercesdes Oliva Rivero
Javier Benito Giral Puga

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