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 [...]
In the docks of Havana, a hundred or so years ago, the original rumberos would improvise songs about the news of the day, always keeping with the beat of the drums. So Carnival Arts came up with a song about the news around Miami Bridge and a neighbor, who had an unusual way of getting [...]
Mariama and Youssou, two teenagers in love, are abducted from their village in Senegal and sold into slavery at different plantations on a Caribbean island. Each escapes with the help of friends, but the slavers chase after them. Will they find freedom? Will they find each other? Watch and see. Young artists at Miami Bridge [...]
http://vimeo.com/63773153 To get ready for the closing party of the Carnival Arts exhibit on Thursday, April 11, at the Miami International Airport, the Carnival Arts crew spiffed up old masks and tried them on. Singing and drummer performed by Catelus "Ton Ton" Laguerre, master Haitian drummer, who will lead a workshop at the opening party. [...]
Young Artists at the Lippman Shelter in Oakland Park, Florida in Spring 2011 Dance and Theater Workshop, Charmille Walters Maskmaking Workshop, Nzingah Onisowon Percussion Workshop, Macarldie
Afro-Peruvian Carnival with young artists at Miami Bridge Homestead Campus Dance: Afro ConTempo with Marcela Diaz Percussion: Carlos Ochoa Poetry: Mia Leonin Masks: Jason Aponte
Masks: Rebecca Guarda and Mary Malm; Dance: Carlota Pradera and Tiffany "Hanan" Madera; Music: Orchestra Miami
Here is a video that the teens recorded and Celeste Fraser Delgado edited.