Press Release 2012

June 1, 2012






Theme: “Bridging Cultural Gaps”


The Cultural Arts Festival/Conference of the Season is here!


Delou Africa, Inc. 3rd Annual African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida

August 3-5, 2012
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212-260 NE 59th Terrace
Miami FL 33137


Who: Delou Africa, Inc.

What: The 3rd annual African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida (A.D.D.D.F.F)

When: Aug 3-5, 2012

Where: Little Haiti Cultural Center 212-260 NE 59th Terrace Miami FL 33137


Festival Events & Schedule With Amazing And Talented Artists!


This Event Is Open To The General Public.


Pre-Registration Discounts Available On-Line via PayPal Until July 23, 2012 @


On-Site Workshop & Concert Tickets (Cash Only)


On-site Concert ticket prices:

(Held at the Little Haiti Cultural Center Theater)

  • $15.00 Adults
  • $12.00 Students (8 years and up) & Senior Citizens
  • $10.00 Children (under 8 years old)


On-Site Workshop ticket prices:

Symposium: Essential Oils and their Holistic Benefits – Free

Dance & Drum: $15.00

Yoga, Shekere and Song: $12.00

Balafon (African xylophone): $20.00

Djun-Djun Drum & Dance Fusion Intensive: $18.00


Free Workshops:

  • Drum & Dance workshop for Children 12 & under
  • Rites of Passage for Children & Families (Including Arts & Crafts)
  • Children’s Village (Storytelling, face painting, hula hoop, balloon twisting and more)


About the Festival

Delou Africa Inc. is hosting their 3rd Annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida.   The 2012 theme is “Bridging Cultural Gaps” and will feature family friendly activities, educational forums, events and a vendor market place.   Activities will include adult and children’s drum and dance workshops with world renowned artists from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Haiti, and Cuba. Music instrumentation workshops will include Balafon (African xylophone), Shekere, Djembe, Djun-Djun, Sabar and Traditional African songs.  Events will include  a meet the artists media forum, a symposium, a yoga class,  Rites of Passage for Children & Families, and a Children’s Village.  Final highlights are a cultural reception, a Djun-Djun Drum & Dance Fusion Intensive workshop and a raffle drawing for 2 round trip tickets to South Africa and other prizes.


About the Concert

This year our “Bridging Cultural Gaps” festival concert will feature Delou Africa Dance Ensemble, Delou Fatala, a special  collaboration from our world renown artists from Haiti, Cuba, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Guinea, and a Dundunba finale celebration.  At the conclusion of our concert we will honor Dr. Charles Davis Founder of Chuck Davis Dance Co. and the African American Dance Ensemble.


About Delou Africa, Inc.

Delou Africa is a vision of a well accomplished African Dance, Drum & Music Company, Delou Africa Dance Ensemble Inc (D.A.D.E) who teaches and performs traditional West African dance, drum and music in South Florida since 1987.   Delou Africa is an educational cultural arts community base non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that enhance cultural awareness and empower individuals to embrace diversity through our artistic educational programs for children, families and adults. Our programs are developed by volunteers that consist of professional artists and educators who are committed to providing quality artistic education. Delou offers ongoing community African dance, drum and music classes at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, where Delou has residence. Our classes are well attended by individuals from the tri-county area. We believe that this “Bridging Cultural Gaps”  educational and cultural festival will attract and maintain an International outreach for cultural exchanges in South Florida.


We Give Thanks To Our Sponsors & Supporters!


Delou Africa, Inc. appreciates  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, Little Haiti Cultural Center, South African Airways, Hot 105 , Delou Africa Dance Ensemble, our Artists, Volunteers and the Community.