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  • FringeArts 140 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

HEY #PHILADELPHIA! We are truly proud to announce a new addition to the #AfroTainoSpring2018 programming season! Get your calendars ready because this one is gonna be amazing. Make way for ¡BIENVENIDOS BLANCOS! or WELCOME WHITE PEOPLE! A new, original play by Alex Torra & Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, and it’s all happening at Fringearts, starting April 18! Cuban and American history converge in this original play exploring cultural exploitation, race, embargoes, conquistadores, and the relationship between two countries that are really, really close together.

Led by Cuban-American director Alex Torra, and created by an International Cast including real Cubans from actual Cuba, imported legally via airplane. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles. Also, what’s an all-Cuban theatrical experience without a RUMBA?!

AfroTaino Productions has gathered a powerhouse ensemble of Afro-Cuban Rumba performers - the one and only TIMBALONA - to be the opening act of each performance of ¡BIENVENIDOS BLANCOS! or WELCOME WHITE PEOPLE! Timbalona’s performers are recognized and highly respected within the Rumba circuit spanning from NYC to Miami to Cuba. Rumba is an Afro-Cuban percussive style of music and dance with an emphasis on community participation.