Sunday with the Kids

Yesterday’s program started off by sending each other positive energy. We began with an icebreaker to help everyone feel comfortable. First we said each others names with a gesture, then we sparked it up and sliced each other while playing the silly samurai game which also let us get to know each other's names even [...]

Super Hero Mask Building Step 1

Last week, the youth and Barry students all invented superheroes, with special superhero moves. This week, we started building masks for our superheroes, using papier mache. This is a tradition used most famously in the Kanaval of Jakmel, Haiti. To inspire us, master drummer Catelus "Ton Ton" Laguerre played Haitian rhythms throughout the workshop. Attendance [...]

Eyebrow Slicer and Super Friends

Eyebrow Slicer Today was the first day of a new project: we are creating our own carnival characters by inventing our own superheroes. Master drummer Catelus "Ton Ton" Laguerre accompanied 17 young artists from Miami Bridge, 4 staff members, Dr. Landeros, 9 Barry students, and 1 community volunteer. We began as always with the energy [...]

Warrior Girls

Warrior Girls from Celeste Fraser Delgado on Vimeo. On December 15, Carnival Arts choreographer Marisol Blanco led a group of eight Warrior Girls from the PACE Center for Girls, Miami in a dance inspired by the Afro-Cuban warrior, Oya. She controls the wind, wields a machete, and is respected by all.