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What is Aluna? español
Aluna is a San Francisco-Bay Area multicultural ethnic and Colombian folkloric band.
Their show includes traditional Colombian music styles such as Cumbia, Puya, Bullerengue, Curruláo and Mapalé among others, as well as all-original music and joint performances with various Colombian ethnic dance ensemble groups based in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Their traditional style is influenced by artists such as Totó la Momposina, Petrona Martinez, Martina Camargo and Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto.
Contemporary stylistic influences include Carlos Vives, Curupira, and Naipu.

The founders of Aluna have carried out extensive research into the rhythmical roots of traditional Colombian music. Aluna's lively performances adhere to the purest of these musical traditions.
All the native instruments played by the band were hand made in San Jacinto and Cartagena, Colombia by native artisans and musicians.
Our Mission español
Our mission is to present Colombia's rich and colorful musical and dance traditions to the public of northern California.
We educate and entertain our audiences, building bridges between the old and the new wherever possible, giving Colombia a strong and positive voice to be heard and respected all over the world.The band offers percussion and musical workshops in the community and cultural centers in the Bay Area.

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What does Aluna mean? español
The name for our band comes from a Kogi word.
The Kogi Indians, are descendants of the Tairona, a pre-Columbian tribe. They have been living in isolation high in the mountainous jungles of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia, preserving a culture and philosophy long thought lost.

They refer to themselves as the Elder Brothers of the human race, and to the rest of us as the Younger Brother. They see themselves as the guardians of life on Earth.

The concept of "Aluna" is central to their spiritual philosophy and their creation story. It means pure thought, memory, spirit, soul, mind, imagination.
San Francisco Carnaval 2006 Winners, Best Traditional Music Band

"Aluna contains everything which is past
and everything that may become.
Aluna is the thought and memory
which forms a bridge between
the human 'Spirit' and the Universe.

Aluna makes possible growth,
birth and creation; it is the spiritual energy
that makes things happen..."

Fragment from Kogi creation mythology:


"In the beginning, there was blackness.
Only the sea.
In the beginning there was no sun, no moon, no people.
In the beginning there were no animals, no plants
Only the sea.
The sea was the Mother.
The Mother was not people, she was not anything.
Nothing at all.
She was when she was, spirit.
She was memory and possibility.
She was Alúna
."

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Colombian ethnic dance ensemble
Upcoming events!
Español

May 28
Benefit Concert for the Indigenous Childrens School at the Sierra Nevada, Colombia
with Shimshai & Susana


La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA

April 5 Collective Wave Gathering - 2015
Centro Quitus
2919 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Berkeley, CA 94703

 
The Music School is Open for the Season !
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Past Events

  December 7th - Manos de Resistencia: Women Peacemakers in Colombia
Women’s Building
3543 18th St. San Francisco, CA

  December 6th - 9th Serenata Colombiana
Davis Senior High School IPA Theater
315 West 14th Street, Davis, CA 95616

  October 10th - Long Live to The Mountain" / "Que viva la Montaña" film premiere
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA

September 4th - Dancin' in the Dunes World Music Festival

1611 Peninsula Dr Arcata, CA 95521

April 12th - Fiesta de los Santos - Bi-Annual fundraiser for Solidarity Bridge
Woman's Club of Evanston
1702 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Illinois

March 07 - La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA

February 5th - MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY PARTY Click to see the promotional poster
Carnaval San Francisco 2008 - ROCCAPULCO Supper Club

Past Events

December 8th - 26th Encuentro del Canto Popular Click to see the promotional Poster
Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 

 December 1st - Cowell Theater
Fort Mason, San Francisco

November 17th - Noches de Cartagena
       2909 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, Illinois

November 16th - Las Tablas Restaurant
       2965 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, Illinois

November 16th - Interamerican Magnet School Auditorium
       851 West Waveland Ave. Chicago, Illinois

November 9th - Full Circle Brewery
620 F St. Fresno, California

November 3rd - Ward Street Community Block Party
       260 Ward Street . Berkeley, CA

November 1st - Lanes Country Club
       2600 Watt Ave . Sacramento, CA

October 20th - The Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom St - San Francisco, CA

October 11th - Pier 23 Restaurant & Bar
       Embarcadero at Pier 23rd. San Francisco, California

September 7th - Women’s Building
3543 18th St. San Francisco, California

August 26th - Roccapulco Supper Club
With Jorge Celedón & Jimmy Zambrano from Colombia
3140 Mission Street San Francisco

August 21st - The Elbo Room S.F.
With La Colectiva from San Jose
647 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA

July 20th - Celebración de la Independencia de Colombia
Gran Noche de Gala en el Hotel Valencia, Santana Row Click to see the promotional flyer
355 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128

July 14th - Tardeada Colombiana
Fund raiser for the Pueblo Viejo Natural Reserve in Pasto, Colombia
EL RIO Bar - 3158 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

June 30th - Dancin' in the Dunes World Music Festival
1611 Peninsula Dr Arcata, CA 95521
June 9th - Tropicana Shopping Center in San Jose
Somos Mayfair Carnival
1630 Story Road, San Jose, CA
May 27th - Carnaval SF After Party Celebration with Fogo Na Roupa
El Rincon 2700 16th St. San Francisco, CA

May 27th
- Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade with ACOAM
Mission District San Francisco, CA
May 27th - Carnaval SF Sunday Stage Performance with ACOAM
Harrison at 23rd St. San Francisco, CA
May 26th - Carnaval SF Saturday Stage Performance
Harrison at 23rd St. San Francisco, CA
May 24th - Carnaval San Francisco 2007 VIP Reception at Medjool Bar
2522 Mission St San Francisco, CA   Click to see the promotional flyer
May 19th - Gran Fiesta Colombiana Pro-Carnaval 2007 con ACOAM
1700 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo CA
May 5th - BRUNO'S
2389 Mission St San Francisco, CA
May 5th - San Francisco Giants Stadium
801 3rd St, San Francisco, CA
May 4th - La Parranda II - El Rio
3158 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
April 28th - Mojito Bar
1337 Grant Avenue - San Francisco, CA

April 7th - What You See Galore! - Lobot Gallery
1800 Campbell Street - Oakland, CA

March 31st - Cumbia en la Mission! - The Elbo Room
1317 San Pablo Avenue - Berkeley, CA

March 22nd - Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Avenue - Berkeley, CA

March 16th - The Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom St - San Francisco, CA 94110
March 3rd - ACOAM Pro Carnaval San Francisco Party
Election of The Colombian Queen and Fund Raising Event
The Canvas Gallery - 1200 9th Avenue - San Francisco, CA

February 20th, 2007 - MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY PARTY Carnaval San Francisco 2007
ROCCAPULCO Supper Club
3140 Mission Street San Francisco, 94133

February 16th, 2007 - Mojito Bar
1337 Grant Ave San Francisco, 94133

February 10th, 2007 - La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA

February 3rd, 2007- The Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom St - San Francisco, CA 94110

January 12th, 2007- Philz Coffee
3101 24th St - San Francisco, CA

January 10th, 2007 - Ashkenaz
With La Cumbiamba Eneyé from New York
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley CA

January 9th, 2007 - The Elbo Room
With La Cumbiamba Eneyé from New York
647 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA

Past Events

December 16th - Oakland Metro
201 Broadway Oakland, CA

December 9th - Philz Coffee
3101 24th St - San Francisco, CA

December 8th - ODC Dance Commons
351 Shotwell San Francisco, CA

December 8th - Café Argüello
2832 Mission st. - San Francisco, CA

November 14th - The Elbo Room
647 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA

October 14th - La Peña Cultural Center, with Fuga
3105 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA

November 4th - Club Anton 9:00 PM
428 3rd Street Oakland, CA

November 5th - Casa Cultural Colombiana
2649 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA

October 7th - Zcaveche Restaurant with Illary
4769 Mission St - San Francisco, CA

September 17th - Carnaval San Francisco Awards Ceremony
Mission Dolores Park - San Francisco, CA

September 9th Studio Gracia
 19 Heron Street · San Francisco, CA 94103

August 26th - Fund Raising Event for CRECE Bringing Hope Project
331 Vernon St - Oakland, CA

August 25th - KPFA Radio 94.1 FM - Full Circle Show 7:00 PM
Listen to the recorded show online here
KPFA Archive [Link]

August 12th - La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA

August 11th - Post-Carnaval Awards Celebration Party for ACOAM
The Canvas Gallery - 1200 9th Avenue - San Francisco, CA

July 29th - After Party Celebration at Million Fishes Gallery
Million Fishes Gallery - San Francisco, CA
July 29th - El Balazo Gallery- with Very be Careful from Los Angeles, CA
2183 Mission St San Francisco, CA
June 25th - Celebración del Campo - with the Colombian Ethnic Dance Ensemble
Christmas Hill Park - Gilroy, CA
June 10 - Mission Arts & Performance Project - MAPP
Million Fishes Gallery - San Francisco, CA
May 28th- After-party celebration with Fogo Na Roupa
- Artaud Theather - San Francisco, CA
May 28th- Carnaval San Francisco Stage Presentation
- Stage at Harrison & 23rd streets- San Francisco, CA
May 28th- Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade- Association of Colombian Americans, ACOAM
- Mission District San Francisco, CA 94110
San Francisco Carnaval 2006 Winners, Best Traditional Music Band San Francisco Carnaval 2006 Winners, Best Traditional Music Band
May 25th- Carnaval San Francisco VIP Reception- Medjool Café, Restaurant
- 2522 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94110
May 20th- 2nd Pro Carnaval Fund Raising Party for ACOAM
- 1700 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo CA 94403
April 22nd- Pro Carnaval Fund Raising Party for ACOAM
The Canvas Gallery - 1200 9th Avenue - San Francisco, CA

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