In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join the Yale Latino Networking Group, Yale African American Affinity Group, and Nadia Calmet for an AFROPERUANOS: Resiliencia y Resistencia workshop.
Cultural educator, artivist, and producer Nadia Calmet will discuss history, cultural diversity, gastronomy, and religion. She will also lead a dance demonstration of Cajón, Cajita Quijada (Afroperuvian instruments), Festejo, and Zamacueca.
Nadia Calmet is a professional Peruvian Folk Dance Artist, specializing in Afro-Peruvian Dances. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality with studies in Public Policies for Vulnerable Populations, as well as in Arts Therapy and Intercultural Education.
Nadia was a member of the Millennium Theater Group (Kimba Fá) participating as a choreographer and soloist in over twenty countries. In 2015 Nadia participated in the Peruvian delegation with the production "PERU: Pachamama" organized by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Additionally, she engaged in cultural exchanges with organizations such as Conjunto Folklórico Nacional in Cuba, Familia Ayala in Puerto Rico and touring with legendary artist Eva Ayllon.
Since taking residence in Los Angeles, Nadia created the Afroperuvian Culture Day, with the purpose of making visible and vindicating the cultural diversity of Peru and further preserving the use of traditional instruments such as the cajon, quijada and cajita.