Big Night in Little Haiti – 1 year anniversary! Free concert with Jahnesta
Friday, March 16 th, 6 PM – 10 PM
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace
This month is the 1 year anniversary of Big Night in Little Haiti! Come celebrate with us – we have enjoyed every month. AND save the date because Friday April 20 brings Tabou Combo to Big Night in Little Haiti!
Jahnesta – A pioneer from the start, Jahnesta’s sound takes reggae’s distinctive beat and adds a dose of Haitian roots. The profound and exaulting lyrics reflecting Jahnesta’s love of truth and concern for the well-being of humanity. Jahnesta began his career with the guidance of his musical mentor, Daddy Beaubrum of Boukman Eksperyans, who encouraged the young musician to launch the first Haitian reggae group. His debut CD in 2004 launched 10 hit singles, and he has continued to grow from there. Visit Jahnesta online.
21st Century Steel Band (opening set) is led by master pan tuner Michael Kernahan. As a young musician in Trinidad, Kernahan was a member of the legendary Tripoli Steel Orchestra during the group’s heyday in the 1960s. Now leading his own band, he continues to move pan traditions forward and into new audiences. He has won 8 Panorama prizes since 1974, collaborated with major jazz and blues artists worldwide, been featured in Florida folk arts records and many other highlights. He personally makes or oversees the creation of all the steel pan drums the group plays.
Mizikpam, your online Haitian and world music radio station, with DJ Mack, between sets. [Mizikpam.com]
IPC Visual Lab photography interactive exhibit, curated by Miami Herald photographers Carl Juste and Al Diaz
Family Art Corner by Positive Impact Foundation – fun for kids!
Haitian Food and Drinks for sale, including delicious Prestige Beer
Free Secured parking
7th Circuit Studios welcomes you to enjoy their gallery and boutique, just across from the Center at NE 59th Street, 6PM – 10PM. 228 NE 59 Street, Miami. They host the after show jam, starting at 10PM, featuring the Moksha Roots All Stars.
Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, 212 NE 59 Street, features additional work from the Global Caribbean III exhibit and the home studios of Edouard Duval Carrie and Carl Juste’s IPC.
Now open in the neighborhood: Leela’s Restaurant at 5650 NE 2 Avenue. Every Friday through Sunday starting at 9pm they present Leela’s Lakou, with live music from Groove Relax, poetry and comedy. Leela’s also serves a delicious and speedy lunch buffet and dinner throughout the week.
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A fashionable way to support the night is with your purchase of the very cool t-shirts we offer at the event. Not only do we have the classic styles, modeled by DJ Mack himself, but we have cute girlie styles too. They are printed locally, by Panzou, a gang-prevention non-profit organization that happens to do great screen printing.
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI is produced by The Rhythm Foundation and The Little Haiti Cultural Center. Support is received from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge Grant. Additional support is received from AmericanAirlines, NoPin, Sak Pase Media, 1580 AM WSRF, 1600 AM WHTY, New Times, Prestige Beer, City of Miami, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs.If you love Soul Of Miami, please consider leaving a testimonial.
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