Caribbean Cultural Heritage Festival

Caribbean Cultural Heritage: A Day of Celebration !

 

Sat, Sept 17, 2016 (10AM - 8PM) This is a one-day celebration bringing together music, dance and visual arts that represent the many faces of the Caribbean cultural heritage as maintained and transformed by the Caribbean communities residing in our region and abroad. Throughout the day, visitors can enjoy narrated music and dance, musical performances, special demos in folk and traditional arts, an artist market and authentic Caribbean cuisine.

Interactive performances and demonstrations will include:

Puerto Rican Jibaro ○ Pena and Bomba music & dance ○ Jamaican folk music ○ Mento and Reggae ○ Haitian Vodou and Rara ○ Trinidadian Calypso ○ Soca ○ Steel Pan performances ○ Domincan Bachata ○ Meregue and Palo ○ Cuban Bata drumming ○ Afro-Caribbean stilt-walkers ○ Djembe drummers ○ Garifuna music & dance

 

A complete schedule of events, which includes performance times, can be found at wheatonarts.org.

 

SEPT 17, 2016 @ 6:30 - 7PM

 

Wisdom Child w/ special guests @ WheatonArts

Nadïne will be presenting a special performance of Haitian folk and twoubadou songs with special guest artists Chelsea C Johnson of (iamchelseaiam) and Lara Gonzalez of Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song.


Caribbean Dance Workshop

September 16, Friday
Caribbean Dance Workshop 6pm to 8pm
Instructors: Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble

Kulu MeleThis workshop will include a variety of Caribbean dances with live music, including Puerto Rican bomba and plena as well as Afro-Cuban dances. Join the dance instructors and musicians from the “Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble”, “Conjunto Criollo” Puerto Rican Band and “Raise Boriqua” Dance Group for an evening of unique music and dance experience.

Get ready for the festival the night before so you can get your serious dance at the event.

REGISTER NOW | FREE (space is limited and going fast)


Get a limited-edition Caribbean Festival Bandanna

 

Caribbean Festival BandannaAs a remix of the classic bandanna, this simple design mixes a recognizable Caribbean theme from Nature (the conch shell) with an iconic African motif, the West African adinkra symbol depicting "Funtunfunefu Denkyemfunefu" (the siamese crocodiles) representing democracy and unity. Surrounding this are the words "One Love, One Heart" lyrics from Bob Marley's legendary song encouraging togetherness among all people.

The Festival Bandanna is perfect for dancing in the morning procession or as a fun memento.
Edition of 250

Designed by Nadïne LaFond / Art Lives Studio

 

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