ADF and The Carolina Theatre co-present Ballet Folklórico Cutumba performing Roots and Cuban Tradition. Based in Santiago de Cuba in the eastern province of Oriente and founded in 1960, Ballet Folklórico Cutumba is undoubtedly one of Cuba’s most vibrant folkloric dance companies. Making their ADF debut, Cutumba performs Afro-Cuban-Franco-Haitian folkloric and popular dance, music, and song, ranging from gagá to son, celebrating the cultural melting pot that is Cuba. With vibrant colors and action-packed theatrics, this is a show that is fully charged, from beginning to end. Performances of Ballet Folklórico Cutumba are funded in part by The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke and the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.