13th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival 4/16/11

13th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival
Saturday, April 16, 5:00pm – 3:00 am
7 Circuit Productions
228 NE 59 St.
Miami, Fl. 33137
$10 Presale on BrownPaperTickets .com/ $15 at the Door – Children Under 12 $5 at the door

13th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival Set To Hit The Stage April 16th, 2011 With The Haitian Rara & Caribbean Sounds Of Boukman Eksperyans, Locos Por Juana With Special Guest Rocky Dawuni, The Spam Allstars With Special Guest Papa Malick Faye, And Jahfe, Also Dj Moses, And Live Painting By Lebo.

Every year prior to the festival, we present a variety of free satellite events
catering to all ages.

Wednesday April 13th,
Official Kick Off Party at the Stage
w/ Jean P. Jams
and D.J. Le Spam
Showtime 11pm
170 Northeast 38th Street
(305) 576-9577

Thursday, April 14th,
Rumba Party at Hoy Como Ayer
with Los Herederos(Afro Cuban Ensemble)
$7.00 at the door, 21 + with I.D.
Showtime 11pm
2212 SW 8th St.
(305) 541-2631

Friday April 15th
The Business of World Music
Panel Discussion at Pax
Suggested donation: $10.00 at the door
Doors open at 7pm , panel commences promptly at 8 pm
337 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130
(305) 640-5847

Friday April 15th
Festival of the Drum at Pax
With Nag Champayons, Grupo Bario Abajo (Afro Columbian Folklore)
Zona de Bomba (Puerto Rican Bomba )
No Cover, 21 + with ID
Showtime 11pm
337 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130
(305) 640-5847

Saturday April 16th
Let the Children Have Music and Sance!
Free kids program at
The BARNYARD with Jan Sebon and Rocky Dawuni
3870 Washington Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(305) 446-6216

Sunday, Apri 17th
Global Music Bazaar
at 7th Circuit Studio
228 NE 59 St.
Miami, Fl. 33137
$5.00 at the door
12pm – 8pm
All Ages

Community Arts and Culture presents the 13th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival, Celebrating 13 years of serving Miami Dade County with quality programs, this festival has been noted by some as the longest running world music festival in Miami. The festival has been able to expand its reach beyond local South Florida artists by bringing in performers from African countries such as Senegal, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, and the Republic of Congo. This global connection through music has helped the festival evolve into one of Miami’s most culturally diverse events.

featuring: Boukman Eksperyans, Locos Por Juana featuring Rocky Dawuni, Spam Allstars with special guest Papa Malick Faye , and Jahfe.

On Saturday The Afro Roots World Music Festival main event will include the high energy sounds of Grammy Nominated group Boukman Eksperyans  fusing traditional Haitian and Caribbean rhythms with rock and reggae. Also featured are Miami’s beloved Latin Urban Orchestra, Locos Por Juana  who will be joined on stage by Ghana’s international music star, Rocky Dawuni. Also performing are the Spam Allstars  who’s blend of Electro Descarga will be joined by the sounds of Senegalese Percussion Master Papa Malick Faye. Finally, kicking things off this year is Jahfe, an act that fuses roots reggae with many other genres including rock, dub, soul and R&B, creating a unique blend of organic sounds. World renowned painter and Miami native, LEBO,  will be painting live to the music, and DJ MOSES will be spinning the sounds of the world in between sets.

The 13th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival is made possible by the generous support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, Urban Resource, the New Hotel, Prestige Beer, and 7th Circuit Productions.

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