Brazilian Rhythms at Thomas Jefferson Middle School from Celeste Fraser Delgado on Vimeo. On December 16, the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars from Coach Hoover's PE classes closed out the year Carnival Arts-style with samba and capoeira led by Wendy Gonzalez and Marco Ramirez.
Tiliah Miles Ilena Kerge Ailberte Jean-Francois Rasheda Kleir Kirrin Tubo Stefan Levy Debby Perez Jabari Davis Jean-Mary Almatos Bria Martin Nikia Brooks
Getting ready for this years Luxury vs. Life carnival theme with the first workshop in costume making. Tonight the young artists painted mirrors to be carried by the Super Wind-y Hair Girl. Next session: adding glitter, gems, ribbons, and bells.
On Saturday, the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars spruced up the school courtyard, transforming it into the Carnival Arts Courtyard with the help of street artist (and TJ neighbor) Hec "One Love" Andrade and Carnival Arts master drummer Ton Ton and the percussion apprentices, who drummed to inspire the painters and gave a drum clinic to the [...]
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.
Last night roughly a dozen young artists from Miami Bridge and Eckerd Youth Alternatives auditioned for 6 apprenticeships funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. They showed so much promise that Eckerd was able to provide an opportunity for an additional apprentice, bringing our total to 7: Hakeem Hannam and McGregor Surmondre will apprentice [...]
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 [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTR-EFR6dlo For this version of the Carnival Arts music video, "Dog on the Neck," Fernando Landeros played piano. Damian Rojo directed. Photo: Maydelaine
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 [...]