It’s beginning to look a lot like Kwanzaa!!! On December 27th, the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association and friends will celebrate their 25th year of Kwanzaa via the Mary Williams Woodard Legacy Kwanzaa Celebration. This year’s theme is “Practicing the Culture of Kwanzaa: Living the Seven Principles”
SATURDAY. 12/27/2014 . 4PM
Through the generosity of a coalition of community organizations, this is presentation is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC. Donations of new books and new unwrapped educational toys are appreciated that will be shared with deserving youth in the community. Families are encouraged to attend to enjoy the feast, music and culture.
Special thanks to the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association; Dr. Arthur & Mary Woodard Foundation for Education and Culture, the Osun's Village & African Caribbean Cultural Arts Corridor, a project of Community Builders Holistic Development Corporation; and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center.
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Join Osundara Omo Yorùbá on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 5:30-8pm, at the Little Haiti Cultural Center for a free master class with Jeanguy Saintus of the legendary Ayikodans of Haiti.
Also featuring master percussionist Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderele who will take participants on an ancestral journey, via the sacred rhythmic beats of West African percussion instruments.
Details on the Little Haiti Cultural Center:
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Step Afrika! will perform an exciting celebration of African culture and traditions on Friday, January 17 at 10:30 a.m. as part of the Smart Stage Matinee Series and on Saturday, January 18 at 8 p.m.
Celebrating the art form born that was born in African-American college fraternities and based in African traditions, Step Afrika!'s intricate kicks, stomps and rhythms mixed with spoken word enthrall audiences of all ages. Step Afrika! is "always visually and musically exciting," according to the Washington Post. As Washington, DC’s official cultural ambassador, the group represents the city at events all around the world and strives to entertain while building connections between people and highlighting the similarities in dance forms, lives and communities.
Step Afrika! performers will teach the basics of stepping and incorporate lively South African gumboot dance and contemporary step techniques that will get participants on their feet and stepping in a Stepping Workshop on Saturday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. Using the body as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and spoken word. The stepping workshop is ideal for ages 12 and up. Professional dance experience is not required.
Tickets and group discounts are available at 954.462.0222, or select a seat online at ParkerPlayhouse.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Parker Playhouse box office Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Parker Playhouse, located in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale, is an affiliated venue of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which provides programming and management of the facility.
The 29th edition of the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College (MDC), will take place November 11 – 18, 2012, at Miami Dade MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., in downtown Miami. The always-popular Street Fair runs Friday through Sunday, November 16 – 18, with more than 200 exhibitors from around the country in a festive atmosphere.
The 3rd annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida presented by Delou Africa Inc. is set be a high-spirited three-day event that will heighten the awareness of African culture through captivating traditional African dance, drum, music and history. The festival takes place on August 3-5, 2012 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
One of the many highlights of the festival is the “Bridging Cultural Gaps” concert on Saturday, August 5th at 7:45pm that will feature Delou Africa Dance Ensemble, Delou Fatala, and a special collaboration from world renowned artists that hail from Haiti, Cuba, Ivory Coast, Senegal, and The Republic of Guinea.
The concert will end with a Dundunba celebration. Following the concert Dr. Charles Davis Founder of Chuck Davis Dance Co. and the African American Dance Ensemble will be presented the 2012 Delou Africa Inc. Cultural Community Outreach Award. The award ceremony will conclude with a raffle drawing that will include 2 round trip tickets to South Africa and other prizes.
The 3rd annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida is under the artistic direction of Delou Africa Inc.’s and Delou African Dance Ensemble(D.AD.E.), Executive Director Njeri Plato-Dioubate and also Ibrahima Dioubate who is the company’s Griot and musical consultant. "It is a joy to see people from all walks of life children and adults coming together to experience the rich traditions of African Culture through dance, drum, music and history. My dream has become a reality” states Njeri.
If You go:
3rd Annual African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida August 3-5, 2012
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami FL 33137
Presented by Delou Africa, Inc.
Tickets at http://adddff.delouafrica.org/ or call 305.978.3866
MUSIC BY DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN (DBR) FEATURING LORD JAMAR, CHOREOGRAPHY BY MILLICENT JOHNNIE, DIRECTED BY DJ MENDEL
Miami, FL- Miami Light Project is proud to open our 2011-12 Contemporary Performance Series with the Florida premiere of Symphony for the Dance Floor.
Illadelph remains the longest continually run Hip Hop festival dedicated to the evolution of Hip Hop music and dance, featuring the most electrifying innovators and pioneers of Hip Hop movement.
Celebrating over 12 consecutive years, the 2011 - "Illadelph Miami" Legends Festival (Illadelph) will take place July 31 – August 7, 2011 in the state-of-the-art facilities at Miami Light Project 404 NW 26th St Miami, FL 33127 & South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center 10950 SW 211th Street Cutler Bay, Fl 33189 with a full schedule of master classes, lecture demonstrations, open jam sessions, panel discussions, and break-out sessions from 9am-5pm daily.
The 2011 festival is set to be one of Illadelph’s finest and bring together some of the most influential and inspirational instructors from around the world to teach and mentor festival participants ranging from students to professionals. These originators and renowned practitioners of the various hip-hop movement styles will be teaching; Boogaloo, Locking, Popping, Hip Hop, House, B-Boy/B-Girl, Afro/Funk and Salsa Movement.
Illadelph’s newly appointed Artistic Director Emilio "Buddah Stretch" Austin, worked with Rennie Harris to bring in some of the finest pioneers from the international Hip Hop dance scene this past year, such as; Eva “Deva” Schou from Denmark, who taught Waacking, popping sensation “Acky” and House Dance International champion “Hiro” joined us from Japan along with France’s Michel “Meech” Onomo and Gemini Lockiano a new school Locker with an old school flavor. We were honored to welcome this year one of the original GoGo brothers, O.G. Skeeter Rabbit, along with 2nd generation GoGo Brother, Manny “Loose Caboose” Tristan.
Returning instructors to the festival included; Hip Hop choreographer and dancer Lanaya “Tweety” Straker, Tyrone “The Bone” Proctor, Waacking sensation, as well as one of his protégé’s, Aus “Ninja” Imperial, a master of Waacking and old school Locker Jazzy J.
The festival opens up a platform to artists, nationally and internationally, who can expand and challenge boundaries and definitions of Hip Hop overall. As Illadelph’s international reach grows, it provides an opportunity for participants to share ideas/work with a larger universal community.
By honoring and preserving the work of Hip Hop’s pioneers and supporting the creativity of the culture’s next generation, Illadelph creates a unique platform for Hip Hop’s past, present, and future to inspire one another and establish connections and change that
will last well beyond this week-long experience.
Source: Rennie Harris Puremovement
The Children's Trust, in conjunction with the Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theater, in coming weeks will launch a county-wide search for talented youth ages 8-17 years to compete in categories of singing, dance, spoken word, and individual and group musical performance. Auditions for "Young Talent, Big Dreams" begin Sept. 11 and will be held at various locations around the county (six auditions in total) over a series of months. Competition prizes remain a secret, but plans include fully produced audition tapes for winners and a host of arts and attraction prizes. Providers - tell your children and youth to visit Young Talent Big Dreams for details and contest rules.