Art Africa Miami Arts Fair in Overtown

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[…] The AAMAF is also part of the Soul Basel and Art of Black Miami marketing vehicle that brings awareness to Black art for all perspectives that include African-American, Latin, Afro Cuban, Caribbean and African artistic and cultural exhibition and programming. […]

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The emerging Arts District of historic Overtown continues to grow as the arts and culture mecca of South Florida.The Urban Collective leads the way for innovation and creativity with the fifth installment of their Art Africa Miami Arts Fair (AAMAF). This year, AAMAF will be hosted by The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theatre Cultural Arts Complex (819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida). The exhibition starts December 2, 2015, and will run through December 6 daily from 11:00am-6:00pm.

Description: Art is authentically a part of Historic Overtown’s soul that has a history of contributions from artists like Purvis Young, Gene Tinney, Adonis Parker and others who continue to create energy for the #HistoricOvertown community. Architect and thought leader behind the AAMAF, Mr. D. Neil Hall, AIA, continues to be at the forefront nurturing the narrative that art and culture is the vital resource to transform the Overtown community.

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Arts Program Connects Kids to Haitian Roots

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[…] Every Friday night at the Little Haiti Cultural Center’s studio space, César meets with a group of girls to demonstrate the beauty in Haitian folklore. […]

[…] “..we have to be the ones to keep the Haitian footprint alive,” Dorsainvil said. “Although Little Haiti is evolving, Tradisyon Lakou Lakay keeps us grounded in celebrating Haitian art.” […]

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Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 11.42.36 PM.pngThis article by Jeffrey Pierre appeared in The Miami Herald.

Moving to the sounds of Haitian drums, Weiselande César stretches her arms above her head, and then instructs her dance class to do the same. For most girls in the class, the choreography is difficult to learn and foreign.

César’s dance style borrows from the Caribbean, African and Spanish Folkloric dances that influence Haitian dance — like Rara, a dance performed during Easter Week for Haitian Carnival.

“You guys are starting to get it,” César says.

Every Friday night at the Little Haiti Cultural Center’s studio space, César meets with a group of girls to demonstrate the beauty in Haitian folklore. When César, a dance instructor and public school teacher, asked a colleague, Myriame Pierre, at Toussaint L’Ouverture Elementary School about the perception of Haitian culture, she said the two shared the same sentiment: Too many people either…

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Jamaican Book Party for 2015 Miami Book Fair

SALUTE! All the emerging Writers/Authors within & across the Jamaican diaspora

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[…] According to the organizers, the book party will present a mixture of readings, discussion about the state of Jamaican literature as well as the opportunity to mix, mingle and be introduced to some great Jamaican books. […]

Our aim is to take Jamaican books, by authors at home and abroad to world. Through Read Jamaica we want to tell the world, not only about the writers they are already aware of, but authors they should be paying attention to.”[…]

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Miami-Book-Fair-with-Tanya-Batson-Savage.jpgRead Jamaica, a book promotions outfit based in Kingston, Jamaica will be bringing literary vibes from ‘yaad’ to the 2015 Miami Book Fair, South FLorida Caribbean News reports.

In addition to showcasing and promoting Jamaican books at the eagerly anticipated Miami Book Fair, Read Jamaica will also be collaborating with the Consulate General of Jamaica to Miami to present a Book Party on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:00pm.

The Book Party  line-up includes Florida-based Jamaican authors Geoffrey Philp, David Muir (Pieces of Jamaica) and Judith Falloon-Reid, who recently released her latest novel The Silent Stones. These three will be joined by the Jamiacan-based authors Tanya Batson-Savage (Pumpkin Belly and Other Stories) and Kellie Magnus (the Little Lion Series). The evening will also feature the US soft-launch of iPublishJa, a publishing consultancy specializing in digital books.

According to the organizers, the book party will present a mixture of readings, discussion about the…

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