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CREATING HOPE FOR A PEACEFUL FUTURE

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WHAT WE DO

Utilizing the universal language of artistic expression, we act in resistance to prejudicial barriers. We aim to preserve and promote critical cultural dialogue through the arts. Honoring the universal spirit of life, we are committed to supporting and strengthening vibrant local and international communities.  Our work is achieved through performances, educational outreach, workshops and artist residencies that leverage the cultural knowledge of artists to facilitate human consciousness.  

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Our mission is to foster and promote the survival and growth of cultural traditions by facilitating artistic exchanges and collaboration across global sociopolitical barriers. 

Marcus Allen & Diasdeny

Marcus Allen & Diasdeny

Stage production . "Elegbara" at Zuzi's Theater

Grupo BanRara

Grupo BanRara

Grupo Ban Rrarra, is a Haitian roots ensemlble originally from Santiago de Cuba, now based in Havana. The group consists of drummers, dancers and singers.

Susana Arenas at Montessori School

Susana Arenas at Montessori School

Felix Insua performs in Elegbara stage production.

Felix Insua performs in Elegbara stage production.

Felix insua originally from Havana was dancer, drummer and singer with Grupo Yoriuba Andabo.

Teresita Perez dances Ochun

Teresita Perez dances Ochun

Montessori school presentation, Dances of the Orishas. David Cantrell, Tucson's beloved archivist of Cuban music and literature, In the background.

Ernesto Cardenas Dance Class

Ernesto Cardenas Dance Class

UofA Dance Department Salsa Class

Ramon Ramos, Sandy Perez, Rogelio Kindelan Nordet

Ramon Ramos, Sandy Perez, Rogelio Kindelan Nordet

At SAS Casa de la Cultura, rehearsing for Raices Cubanas

Reynaldo Gonzales as Elegua

Reynaldo Gonzales as Elegua

Tucson Meet Yourself Celebration

Ache Pa TI Halloween Gig

Ache Pa TI Halloween Gig

Eliza Butler with Pedrito Martinez

Eliza Butler with Pedrito Martinez

Club Congress, Tucson, AZ Dec 2014

Rogelio Kindelan Nordet with Montessori Children

Rogelio Kindelan Nordet with Montessori Children

Presentation at Montessori School. Finding Cuba on the world map.

Grupo Ritmo Bacheche. Art work by Danilo Lejardi

Grupo Ritmo Bacheche. Art work by Danilo Lejardi

History of Cuban Music and Dance. Featured Presentation at Tucson Meet Yourself Event.

Anais Abrieu & Margo Itule in Havana

Anais Abrieu & Margo Itule in Havana

Anais Abrieu, celebrated bolero and feeling singer mentors Margo.

Salsa Mania Dance Class UofA

Salsa Mania Dance Class UofA

UofA Dance Department Master Class

Reynaldo Gonzales & Mom Cuba Night

Reynaldo Gonzales & Mom Cuba Night

Cuban Dinner night at the SAS Casa De La Cultura

Regino Jimenez Saenz

Regino Jimenez Saenz

Yoruba song class at SAS Casa De La Cultura. Regino, one of the foremost authorities on Afro-Cuban drumming, particularly the batá drums, former drummer with the legendary Jesus Pérez, member of Danza Contemporánea de Cuba for over forty years, and Musical Director of Danza Contemporánea de Cuba for over thirty years. Sadly Regino passed away in 2005.

Roberto Riveron mentoring Caleb Murray- Havana

Roberto Riveron mentoring Caleb Murray- Havana

SAS organized a travel/study group for musicians in Cuba .

Reynaldo Gonzales & Eliza Butler dancers.

Reynaldo Gonzales & Eliza Butler dancers.

Tucson Meet Yourself Festival performance. Congeros - from left to right - Cisco Robledo & Manuel Aregullin. Will HIllis on Guagua

Timba ensemble, Ache Pa Ti

Timba ensemble, Ache Pa Ti

From left to right, Caleb Murray, Jeremy Patfield, Robert Encila, Mike Eckroth, Jason Weaver, Jeff Freidl, Mike Hay, Margo Itule, Gary Rubenstein

Margo & Manny at the ANCI in Havana

Margo & Manny at the ANCI in Havana

Delivering canes to the Association for the blind. Havana, Cuba.

With our world at a precarious tipping point, the need for a platform that fosters creates community and encourages expressing freedom of imagination is critical.  We decided to revive SAS with the intent of providing an outlet for collaboration within a safe, supportive harbor.  We are partnering with Voices De La Calle and inviting international participants to join us in forming diverse, creative communities that cross pollinate and educate the general public. Check  back with us this summer for a sneak preview of what's to come.