Delou Africa, Inc. will celebrate its 10 year anniversary by hosting the African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida on August 2-4, 2019 at Little Haiti Cultural Complex (212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137).
“Our yearly festival is a springboard to community capacity building, to increase understanding within and between communities and to stimulate dialogue and increase awareness and sensitivity for culture within the African Diaspora,” says Njeri Plato, Executive Director, Delou Africa, Inc.
“We celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Delou Africa Inc. and the showcasing of dance and music traditions in the African culture. We are excited to be a partner of Dance Africa Miami 2019 as it’s an experience that both locals and visitors will enjoy”, states Connie W. Kinnard, VP Multicultural Tourism & Development, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The wide variety of festival stages and activity includes; African and Caribbean Dance Workshops ~ Drum and Music Workshops ~ African Fashions by “All Over Africa” ~ Yoga ~ Better Living Health Fair & Symposium ~ Global Bazaar ~ Free Children’s Village Zone and the Concert Extravaganza.
This year’s concert extravaganza Seeds of the Diaspora is a collective artistic collaboration that will feature premiere and world-renowned native, national and local dance, drum and music artists, groups and storytellers.
The festival attracts local, national, and international participants while connecting the African Diaspora to our diverse communities. Past success reflects nearly 35,000 attendees visited our festival since our inception in 2010.
For tickets, visit http://adddff.delouafrica.org/online-registration/.
Delou Africa’s Cultural Community Outreach Development (C.C.O.D.) award was created to recognize individuals, organizations, and or businesses. The recipient of the C.C.O.D award is based on their exemplary work that enriches lives through artistic, social, academic and innovative skills that empower individuals, neighborhoods, and communities to engage, develop, enhance and invest future generations through cultural arts and education. Delou Africa’s 2019 C.C.O.D. recipients are:
- Ibrahima Dioubate
- Mamadouba Camara
- Mouminatou Camara
- Youssouf Koumbassa
- Mohamed DaCosta
- Anita Macbeth