1st Annual Little Haiti Community Fest 9/27/14

1st Annual Little Haiti Community Fest
Saturday, 09/27/2014 – 09/27/2014 03:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Flyer-with-price-2Little Haiti Cultural Center
260 NE 59th terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: 20 in advance

HACDC’s 2014 First Annual Little Haiti Community Fest Event is focused on bringing together Compas music fans from across all demographic within the Haitian-American community of South Florida for a musical celebration of HACDC and its 27 years of accomplishment. This year we have in house some of the best compas bands: T-Vice, Nu-Look, Zenglen, Kreyo-La, Gabel and much more…. Come and enjoy an all day event of good music, good food and entertainment.
HACDC is the only community development corporation that caters specifically to Haitian American in South Florida, this is a fact that the community needs to be aware of and appreciate. Compas music is arguably the most popular style of Haitian music and is enjoyed by community members of all ages, but especially among the younger members of the community.

Average Joe Art Sale, Back to School edition 9/7/14

Average Joe Art Sale, Back to School edition
Sunday, 09/07/2014 – 03:00 pm – 08:00 pm
1239619_587385511321969_619129468_nYo Space
294 NE 62nd St,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: Free

The whole idea behind these Average Joe sales was to make it possible for everyday people to be able to support their local artists by presenting art work in a laid back environment at affordable prices.

In that spirit we have a new batch of visiting artists, along with our Resident Artists selling everything from original works, to limited edition prints, and merchandise for any budget, from $5 all the way up to $500.

Cog Nomen will be back with us this month, playing their electronic psychedelic tunes around 5-6pm. We’ll also have the fellas from Jolt Radio covering the decks in between sets.

We’ll have a new mural installation created by featured artist Teepop! (Tee Davis)

Resident Artists:
-Lorie Ofir: http://www.lorieofir.com/
-Chy Tea Shoulin: http://instagram.com/Chytea007
-David McCauley: http://www.riseupgallery.com/
-Rei Ramirez: http://reiramirez.com/

Visiting Artists (list still in the making, will update as it gets finalized):
-Tati suarez: http://www.tatisuarez.com/
-Anthony Jordon: http://antjphotog.500px.com/
-Ian Fichman: http://ianfichman.com/
-SURGE: http://instagram.com/illsurge
-Kedz DAM Crew
-Yuhmi Collective: http://www.yuhmicollective.com/
-Jessica Schnur: instagram.com/purplej247
-J. Bellicchi (REMOTE): http://fiftythree.biz/
-8bitLexicon: https://www.facebook.com/8bitLexicon
-Ernesto Kunde: http://www.kundeart.com/
-Danny Ferrer: http://www.simpleskateboards.com/
-Nate Dee: http://www.natedee.com/
-Tesoro Carolina: www.facebook.com/TesoroCarolina
-Registered Artist: http://instagram.com/registered_artist

Box of Chacos will be out front for your hunger pangs! If you haven’t had their Chinese-influenced Mexican food you’re missing out. Luckily you can fix it by coming out on Sunday!

So come support some talented local artists, or just come for the ping pong, old school video games, and good conversation; either way you’re bound to have a nice, fun, relaxing day.




Poetry Lakay 8/29/14

Poetry Lakay
Friday, 08/29/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
poetry-augustCaribbean Marketplace
5525 NE 2nd ave,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

Join NE2P for a night of Poetry and Comedy at the Caribbean marketplace in Little Haiti every last Friday of the month

NE2P and Purforce present a Conversations with… 8/8/14

NE2P and Purforce present a Conversations with…
Friday, 08/08/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
fentzflyerHaitian Cultural Arts Alliance
225 NE 59th St,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $5

Join Northeast Second Avenue Partnership (NE2P) and Purforce for an evening of exciting conversation and refreshments the second Friday of every month for happy hour in the vibrant Little Haiti. This month’s speaker is Jacques “Fentz” Louis, Hip Hop Music producer, who has worked with P Diddy, Fabulous and Cash Money. $5 entry includes food and drinks.

Poetic Lakay 7/31/14

Poetic Lakay
Thursday, 07/31/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
image1Caribbean Marketplace
5925 ne 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

Northeast Second Avenue Partnership hosts Poety Lakay, performances by multiple poets including Mecca aka Grimo and hosted by Haitian Comedian SeJoe.

Caribbean Marketplace Grand Opening 7/18/14

Caribbean Marketplace Grand Opening
hiresofficialcaribbeanmarketplacelowresJuly 18, 2014, 4:30pm – 7pm
Caribbean Marketplace
5925 NE 2nd Ave
Miami FL 33029
(Beside the Little Haiti Cultural Center)
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The re-establishment of this Marketplace is a collaborative effort of the City of Miami in partnership with the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC), the Northeast Second Avenue Partnership (NE2P) and District 5 Commissioner Keon Hardemon.

The 9,500-square-foot space will include a refreshment and concession area, as well as, gift shops, art and craft vendors that reflect the beautiful diversity of the Caribbean. Low rates, technical and marketing assistance will be provided to all vendors. It is anticipated that new businesses will be created in this cultural hub, resulting in employment opportunities for the local community. A media plan has been put in place to promote the market to locals and international tourists. Government entities from the Caribbean community are encouraged to have cultural representation within this newly renovated space. Vendor applications are currently being reviewed.

The CMP will be opened to the general public Thursday to Sunday from 11am – 11pm

The venue is available for private events, community gatherings. State of the art sound and lighting are available in the renovated space.

16th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival 8/9/14

16th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival
Saturday, 08/09/2014 – 08:00 pm –
10360770_10152150400211485_7504105030852512144_n7th Circuit Studios
228 NE 59th Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $10 – $15

Local non-profit organization Community Arts and Culturewill once again celebrate African music and culture through at its yearly signature event called the Afro Roots World Music Festival on August 9, 2014. This year’s incarnation, the 16th overall, features an explosive lineup of local, regional and international acts, including headliners Suenalo (Miami), The Resolvers (Deerfield Beach), Morikeba Kouyate (Senegal), the Miami Street Band (Miami), Ephniko (Colombia) and DJ Le Spam (Montreal / Miami). The all-ages concert will be held at 7th Circuit Studios (228 NE 59th Street, Miami, FL 33137) beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at afrorootsfest.brownpapertickets.com; admission is $15 on the day of show.

“I’m proud and excited to present the 2014 Afro Roots Fest lineup once again featuring Senegal’s Morikeba Kouyate plus local favorites Suenalo, the Resolvers, DJ Le Spam and more,” says Community Arts and Culture’s executive director Jose Elias. “We feel the event has been getting better each year and this lineup is surely a testament to that. We are looking forward to celebrating the wide-spread influence that Africa has on music and continuing the mission of Community Arts and Culture, which is to foster an appreciation of the arts and culture through education.”

Kouyate, a 2012 Afro Roots Fest performer, is a seventh-generation Jali (Griot) who has performed professionally for more than thirty years throughout the U.S. and internationally as a solo artist, enticing audiences young and old with exciting music and engaging stories. He performs in his traditional Mandingo language, providing translations in English and French. Kouyate’s two releases, The Music of Senegal and Mandingo Royals & Warriors Folklore are traditional and contemporary songs and stories which share the 700+ year history of the Mandingo people.

Suenalo’s “AfroLatinBabymakin’DescargaFunk” has been literally moving fans since the band’s inception in the early 2000s, positioning them among the most-popular acts originating in Miami and making their performances a top local draw. Their unique mash-up of Latin, Afro-Caribbean, funk, hip-hop and R&B influences today defines the “Miami sound” and has earned them much press coverage and accolades such as the Miami New Times’ Best of awards for “Best Latin Rock Band”, “Best Latin Band” and “Best Band – Reader’s Choice.” Their releases include Collages (2003), 2006’s Suenalo, 2009’s Live at Transit and this year’s single “305”, which precedes an upcoming new full-length.

The Resolvers coined the phrase “Big Band Reggae” to describe their sound, which combines classic Jamaican roots and lively New Orleans stylings. Brother and sister Ojay and Sahara Smith (children of Ernie Smith) both take turns on lead vocals, fronting the band that features a blistering four-piece horn section. Their live shows have been described as”explosive” and “must see” and the band has gained the reputation as a premier reggae act. The band released an EP called Big Band Reggae in 2012 and continue to tour nationally in support of it.

Ephniko is a bilingual songwriter, DJ and emcee originally from Columbia and now residing in Miami. His style has been compared to Mos Def, the Orishas and Damian Marley and is a self-described “hip-hop educator/researcher” who does workshops with youth programs at area festivals, juvenile detention centers and schools. Ephniko released his debutEscribo Lo Que Vivo in 2008, a mixtape called Dig in 2010 and his music has been featured on more than a dozen and compilations since. He continues to DJ and tour South America to this day.

The Miami Street Band is probably best-recognized for their on-court performances in the NBA as the Miami HEAT Street Band. They play everything ranging from pop, Latin, hip-hop, R&B and even custom songs based on requests. Not just musicians, they are entertainment group who dance to every song, perform intricate routines and even provides crowd interaction from sing-a-longs to limbos. The Miami Street Band can range in size from 10-50 players.

Andrew Yeomanson is also known as DJ Le Spam, musicologist and founder / leader of the Spam Allstars. An extremely skilled musician, he also played guitar and toured in local legend Nil Lara’s band and today serves as producer for local and international acts from his North Miami-based City of Progress Studio. His vinyl collection numbers more than 10,000 and covers a broad spectrum of genres from Latin to funk, Afrobeat, hip-hop and R&B. He and his group tour the U.S. constantly, playing large music festivals, and are currently working on a new release, the highly-anticipated follow-up to the 2007’sElectrodomesticos.

The Afro Roots World Music Festival is sponsored in part by the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Sponsorship packages are still available and CAC is accepting tax-deductible donations for the day-of-event fundraising raffle.

For more information, please call 305.757.7277 or visit www.7thcircuit.tv.



Founded in 2002, Community Arts and Culture, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, aims to foster appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures by educating individuals of all ages and social backgrounds through workshops,lectures and artistic performances in local communities. They provide underserved areas with an outlet to participate in outreach programs and to nurture an array of local artists whom exemplify the diversity found in the South Florida community.

CAC produces and co-produces several events during the year including the A Day at the Beach concert series, the Afro Roots World Music Festival and Elements of Culture, Festival of the Drum and Let the Children Have Music and Dance events.

For more information, visit www.commityartsandculture.org, email [email protected] or call 786.218.6854.


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