The mission of Community Arts and Culture is 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. Community Arts and Culture strives to provide underserved areas with an outlet to participate in outreach programs and to nurture an array of local artists who exemplify the diversity found in the South Florida community. Our longest running event the Afro Roots World Music Festival will be celebrating it's twenty year anniversary in 2018. We are also looking to implement a new program called Concerts for Social Change in 2018. Furthermore we look to present the arts as a tool for education
A look back at the 17th Afro Roots Fest which took place on Aug. 08, 2015 held primarily at The North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach, FL.
Kenneth Metzker teaching kids how to play the Shekere at the "Let the Children Have Music and Dance" youth camp at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
Brazilian dance class at the "Let the Children Have Music and Dance" youth camp at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
One of the panels of the World Music Conference with top professionals from world music industry.
Branding the 2018 edition of the Afro Roots World Music Festival, a 20th anniversary celebration.
Salif Keita performance pics from the 19th annual Afro Roots Festival.
Afro Roots World Music Festival
For more than 19 years, the Afro Roots World Music Festival has celebrated the evolution of African culture by featuring some of the best performers from all over the Caribbean, the Americas and African countries such as Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali and the Republic of Congo.
This global connection through the universal language of music has helped the festival evolve into one of Miami's most culturally diverse events.
We have expanded the festival to a three day format and hosted the first World Music Conference with panels, lectures and workshops by some of the top professionals and artists from the world music industry.
Children's Programming and satellite events build up the momentum in the week leading up to the main event.
Concerts For Social Change
These concerts will be presented in cooperation with various locations throughout Miami-Dade County. We will be focusing on the subject of raising awareness of the encroachment of development on the Everglades and partnering with local environmental groups to provide information and opportunities to effect a shift towards sustainability.
Realtor/ Urban Resource
CEO TGI/ Rock the Moon prod
Mr. Jose Elias
CEO/Executive & Artistic Director
administrator/ grant writing
Web Master/ Marketing/PR/ event coordinator
art director/ graphics design
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.