Dance Africa Miami 2018

PRESS RELEASE

July, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Njeri Plato/President
305-978-3866
delouafrica@yahoo.com

DanceAfrica Miami 2018!

Presented by
Delou Africa’s
9th Annual African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida.

World Class International Celebration of Dance, Music and Culture:
South Florida’s #1 Cultural Arts Festival Destination!

Location:  Little Haiti Cultural Complex/ 212 NE 59th Terrace/ Miami, FL 33137
Date: August 3-5 2018
For Pricing/Ticket/Schedule/Volunteer info visit www.adddff.delouafrica.org

Friday, August 3rd, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Media and Artist Meet and Greet
Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami FL 33137

Friday, August 3rd , 7:30pm – 9:00pm
DanceAfrica Miami! Opening Festivities
Twerk Out Dance Workout with Ashlee Thomas
Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terrace Miami FL 33137
Tickets: $15
Buy tickets herehttp://adddff.delouafrica.org/online-registration/

Saturday, August 4th – 5th, 9:00am – 6:00pm
African Drum, Dance and Music Workshops for children and adults, fashion show, FREE children’s village along with storytelling and back-to-school book bag give away, Better Living Health Fair and symposium, global bazaar
Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terrace Miami FL 33137
Tickets: $15 – $25
Instrumental rental: $10
Buy tickets herehttp://adddff.delouafrica.org/online-registration/

Saturday, August 4th, 8pm
DanceAfrica Miami Concert Extravaganza
Masqueradology, “The Journey of the Mask”
Depicted through, dance, drum, music, steelpan, stilt dancing and Fashions by “All Over Africa”!

Performances by Delou Africa Dance Ensemble,
Sikan Afro-Cuban Dance Project, Nancy St. Leger Danse Ensemble, African Watoto (Children’s) Dance Theatre, West African Drum & Dance Collective, Next Generation Dance Academy and Edwin Holland Dance Ensemble and Fashions by “All Over Africa”

Emcee: Mohamed DaCosta (Professor of West African Folklore Dance & Music)
Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami FL 33137

Tickets: $25 – $35
Buy tickets here:  http://adddff.delouafrica.org/online-registration/

Sunday, August 5th, 9am – 6:30pm
African Drum, Dance and Music Workshops for adults,global bazaar,
Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami FL 33137

Tickets: $15 – $20 per workshop
Instrumental rental: $10
Buy tickets here:  http://adddff.delouafrica.org/online-registration/

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Miami, FL –  DanceAfrica, Miami 2018, presented by Delou Africa’s 9th annual African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida.  This unique festival showcases dance, music, fashion, intercultural workshops and performances. August 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2018 at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL, 33137. Tickets range from $15 – $35. Click here for ticket details.

We are South Florida’s #1 cultural arts destination festival.  We are a proud Knight Foundation Arts Challenge recipient. They supported Delou Africa’s efforts to increase our annual festival audience and establish the festival as “DanceAfrica Miami”, one of the many cities on the nationwide African festival network.

The festival expands cultural engagement through a variety of program components for the entire family.  Participants enjoy African, contemporary and Caribbean dance, drum and music workshops, yoga, the BetterHealth and wellness Fair and symposium presented by Jackson Health and Dr. Christ-Ann Magloire M.D., beach events, an artisan marketplace, and a free Children’s Village featuring movements, rhythms, arts & crafts, African folktale, and a back to school book bag give-away. This year’s festival theme is Masqueradology, the journey of the mask depicted through folklore, dance, drum, music, steelpan and stilt dancing that focuses on masquerade traditions of the Africa Diaspora.

Master teachers include Marie Basse-Wiles (Senegal Dance), Youssoouf Koumbasa (Guinea Dance), Dijian Tie (Ivory Coast Dance), Marisol Blanco (Afro-Cuban Dance), Nancy St. Léger (Haitian Dance), Fode Bangoura (Guinea Drum), Aboubacar Sylla (Guinea Drum), Anita Macbeth (Yoga), Shelia Alexander (U.S.A. Shekere), Ashlee Thomas (U.S.A. Twerk Out Work Out) Ibhahima Dioubate (Balafon), Mamadouba Camara (Guinea Drum), Samba Guisse and Mamadou Guisse (Senegal Drum), Mangue Sylla (Guinea Drum), Aboubacar Soumah (Guinea Drum),

DanceAfrica Miami Concert Extravaganza, hosted by Mohamed DaCosta, professor of West African Folklore Dance and Music from the University of Florida.  The concert will feature fashions by “All Over Africa” and performances by Next Generation Dance Academy and Edwin Holland Dance Ensemble, Delou Africa Dance Ensemble, Sikan Afro-Cuban Dance Project, Nancy St. Leger Danse Ensemble, African Watoto (Children’s) Dance Theatre, and the West African Drum & Dance Collective. These talented, national and local renowned artists will perform on DanceAfrica, Miami’s main concert stage which is historically sold out.

A special invitation is extended to the Press, Media, and the community on the opening night of DanceAfrica Miami, Friday, August 3rd from 5p.m. – 7p.m. to meet the guest artist, master teachers, and performers.

DanceAfrica Miami presented by Delou Africa’s 9th annual African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida is open to the public Friday August 3rd through Sunday August 5th. Tickets for single drum and dance workshops are $15 – $25. Tickets for the DanceAfrica Miami Concert Extravaganza are $25 – $35.

For more information and/or to register for DanceAfrica Miami, presented by Delou Africa, Inc.  contact Njeri Plato at festival@delouafrica.org or click here to visit our website: www.adddff.delouafrica.org

This program is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, South African Airways, Delou Africa, Inc. Delou Africa Dance Ensemble, City of Miami, Little Haiti Cultural Complex,

 

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