North Miami Announces FREE Arts Festival Featuring Renowned International Artists
NORTH MIAMI ANNOUNCES 1ST ANNUAL CARIBE ARTS FEST
The North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (NMCRA) is proud to announce the inaugural Caribe Arts Fest taking place on Saturday, January 22nd, at Griffing Park. This one-of-a-kind celebration will honor the arts of the Caribbean and Latin America and will showcase a broad range of artistic creations across various mediums by both local and international artists like Boukman Eksperyans, Gio Betta, Willie Stewart, and more. This festival represents the rich culture and creativity of the diverse community that has deep historical roots in North Miami.
North Miami's recently renovated public space, Griffing Park, will act as the main stage for major headliner performances, including scheduled live entertainment from renowned artists like Boukman Eksperyans from Haiti, Gio Beta from Colombia, and from Jamaica, the award winning drummer, Willie Stewart, known for his Rhythms of Africa series. In addition to musical performances, attendees will enjoy over forty visual artists showcasing their talents spanning from classic to contemporary, an array of local artisan vendors, delicious food offerings provided by over a dozen local food trucks, and an exciting kid-zone where children and parents can create their own artistic crafts.
The Caribe Arts Fest will take place on Saturday, January 22nd at North Miami’s Griffing Park (1220 NW Griffing Blvd Miami, FL 33161). The festival is FREE and open to all ages. Attendees are encouraged to register online for raffle prizes and giveaways: xx.
A few of the Caribe Arts Fest featured artists are listed below and a full list can be found below or on events official website: http://caribeartsfest.com
The Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans is undoubtedly one of the most representative of the Haitian musical movement called Mizik Rasin. Mizik Rasin (Roots Music) is a type of music that combines traditional elements of many different styles of Haitian roots music, religious vodou ceremonies, and Native American and African identity mixed in a rock-n-roll sound. Since 1987 Boukman Eksperyans has been sharing their musical rebellion with the world. The name "Boukman Eksperyans" is the combined result of two historical events; the 1791 Slave Revolution at Bwa kay Iman lead by the Vodou Priest Boukman Dutty and the other influence of what is said to be the greatest guitarist of all time; Jimi Hendrix and his band The “Jimi Hendrix Experience”. Boukman Eksperyans is continuing the revolution of Boukman Dutty by sharing Haiti's history and struggle through social messages in song and dance. http://www.boukmaneksperyans.com