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AfriKin 2024: Celebrating African Americans in the Arts - A Tapestry of Cultural Heritage and Innovation for Black History Month

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Date: 
Thursday, 1 February 2024
Opening: 
Thursday, 29 February 2024 - 9:00am to 7:15pm

AfriKin 2024: Celebrating African Americans in the Arts - A Tapestry of Cultural Heritage and Innovation for Black History Month featuring Mutabaruka

Institutionalized Freedoms

Black History Month Fine Art Exhibition

February 01-29, 9AM - 7PM - Mon-Fri

Scott Galvin Community Center

1600 NE 126th Street, North Miami, FL  33181

 

Juxtaposed

Black History Month Fine Art Exhibition

February 01-29, 9AM - 7PM - Mon-Fri

Joe Celestin Center

1525 NW 135th Street, North Miami, FL   33167

 

Unveiling the Richness of Black Artistry: Discover a World Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow in the 2024 AfriKin Public Programming.

AfriKin Foundation Inc., a leading platform for showcasing contemporary Africana and Black Art in Miami, proudly announces its 2024 Black History Month public programming. This year in alignment with the national theme, "African Americans and the Arts," AfriKin promises a series of events that celebrate the rich cultural heritage and artistic contributions of the African Diaspora.

Alfonso Brooks, the Founder and Director of AfriKin, states, "Our 2024 programming is a vibrant testament to the enduring influence of African/Black arts. We are excited to offer a platform where art and technology intersect to honor our shared culture and heritage."

Highlighted Programs:

1.  AfriKin: Perspectives, Poetry & Prose - Scheduled for February 18th at Maison AfriKin inside the Scott Galvin Community Center (1600 NE 126th Street, North Miami, FL 33181), this event will feature the iconic Jamaican Dub Poet, Mutabaruka, the “Verbal Swordsman” with his voice of thunder. Attendees can look forward to an evening rich in poetry and performance, including a youth tribute to Vaughn Benjamin’s Koll Pekude and sensory experiences with complimentary drinks and a selection of small bites.

2.  Institutionalized Freedoms Exhibition - Running throughout February at Maison AfriKin inside the Scott Galvin Community Center (1600 NE 126th Street, North Miami, FL 33181), this contemporary fine art exhibit showcases the diversity of African American artistic expression. It reflects the varied experiences of the African, Caribbean, and Black American life, highlighting the significant role of artists from the Black World.

3.  Juxtaposed Exhibition - This exhibition, at the Joe Celestin Center (1525 NW 135th Street, North Miami, FL 33167), presents a collection of contemporary Africana fine art. It aims to reveal the diversity within the African American artistic community through various forms like painting, sculpture, digital art, and mixed media.

The Jamaican Dub Poet and Host of "Steppin Razor" and "The Cutting Edge" embodies the spirit of African Redemption and Black Power. His influence extends globally, making him an ideal figure to represent a theme of cultural impact across various artistic domains. Muta, as he is known by his fans has an evening in store for you of razor-sharp poems and social commentaries driven by Reggae. Get ready to experience this spiritual nucleus. An evening of love, libation and liberation.

YouTube promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy7qGemJr-4

For tickets - https://afrikin-mutabaruka.eventbrite.com

(Free Admission)

For scheduling and more details visit - AfriKin.art or @afrikinnation on all social media platforms.

For media inquiries and more details, please contact: media@afrikin.org

Telephone: 
305-900-5523
Venue ( Address ): 

Scott Galvin Community Center, 1600 NE 126th Street, North Miami, FL  33181

Joe Celestin Center, 1525 NW 135th Street, North Miami, FL   33167

 

 

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