Please join the Green Family Foundation at the opening reception of the Global Caribbean V exhibit – Focus on the Miami Contemporary Visual Arts Landscape showcasing artists, curators and specialists related to Caribbean culture.
Special exhibits sponsored by GFF include:
The launch of the FIU Digital Library of the Caribbean online exhibit – Haiti: An Island Luminous, an introduction to Haitian history and Haitian studies
The installation of Mapping Arts Project – Miami, highlighting historic Caribbean-Miami artistic connections
And a special performance by the Peter London Global Dance Company, celebrating Miami’s rich and diverse cultural heritage
Friday, December 6, 2013 10 AM to NOON 11 AM Brunch Little Haiti Cultural Center 260 NE 59th Terrace, Miami
Ayikodans Master Class
Ayikodans Haitian Folk Dance Master Class 7:00 PM Peacock Foundation Studio
Ages 16 and up – Intermediate level and above Come dressed to move with bare feet FREE with reservation required To reserve a space please call 786.468.2270 Email:
Ayikodans returns to the Arsht Center with its signature blend of Haitian-Contemporary technique that fuses folk, improvisation, voodoo religious culture, along with African, indigenous Indian and French influences. This ninety minute master class with live music, led by Founder and Artistic Director Jeanguy Saintus will focus on the fusion of contemporary technique with traditional Haitian dance.
23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition
The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is intended to inscribe the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all peoples. In accordance with the goals of the intercultural project “The Slave Route”, it should offer an opportunity for collective consideration of the historic causes, the methods and the consequences of this tragedy, and for an analysis of the interactions to which it has given rise between Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.
The Director-General of UNESCO invites the Ministers of Culture of all Member States to organize events every year on that date, involving the entire population of their country and in particular young people, educators, artists and intellectuals.
19 August: World Humanitarian Day
“Every year on August 19th we mark World Humanitarian Day in honour of aid workers, who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We commemorate their sacrifice and reaffirm our commitment to the lifesaving work that humanitarians carry out around the world every day, often in difficult and dangerous circumstances, where others cannot or do not want to go. This year our World Humanitarian Day campaign is calling on people to answer a question: ‘What do you think the world needs more of?’”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonRead more