The Queens and Princesses who will be dancing in Bel Kongo rehearsed on Saturday at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
Carnival Arts Fall 2015 from Celeste Fraser Delgado on Vimeo.
The Carnival Arts apprentices performed with master percussionists Michael Kernahan, Catelus "Ton Ton" Laguerre, and Arelan Torres. Joining them were Carnival Arts dancers from Thomas Jefferson Middle School and from Sosyete Koukouy. Congratulations to everyone on your Big Night in Little Haiti.
Today we put together costumes for pirates and radioactive mermaids to dramatize the storyline of our movie in progress. We took turns setting up tableaux from the script, then set the photos to monologues we wrote and recorded last month.
Just for fun, we tried on some of the costumes we've been making this year and paraded around the Barry campus. Look out for the real Splash! on November 23!
Golden Bat and Fire-Breathing Dragon Chill in Storage at MIA In workshops at Miami Bridge in Homestead, we've been singing a song set to the tune of Super Blue's 2013 carnival hit, "Fantastic Friday." Our version is a homage to these two giant costumes made by artists at Homestead last year, with designer Brian Wong [...]
The artists at Miami Bridge Central are getting ready to play mas at the Miami Broward Carnival on October 5. We will be putting on a Fancy Sailor masquerade, and the theme for our band is Splash! Here are the first costumes to come out of the Mas Camp: Fish heads! Design by Damian Rojo, [...]
In Spring 2014, Carnival Arts explored the folktales, music, dance, and visual art of the Ashanti people of Ghana. The Ashanti made up a significant portion of the people who were abducted in the black Atlantic slave trade, so there is a strong Ashanti presence in the cultures of the Americas. We were blessed to [...]
Anansi The Trickster Spider from Celeste Fraser Delgado on Vimeo. Young artists resident at Miami Bridge youth crisis shelter and Barry University students in theology and sociology classes collaborated with ceramicist Rebeca Gilling to make masks inspired by Anansi, the trickster spider famous from the folktales of the Ashanti people of Ghana and performed a [...]