SEPTEMBER 5 THRU 7 — Little Haiti Cultural Complex & iTECH

The African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida is an annual three day cultural arts educational outreach event that attracts attention locally and nationally while connecting the African Diaspora to the community.

Now in its fifth year, Delou Africa Inc. continues their mission to honor a myriad of music, dance and drum traditions of Africa. The festival theme, Bridging Cultural Gaps, provides an opportunity to showcase the creativity and cultural resilience of the rich traditions of Africa. Guests will experience first hand the rhythm and beauty of traditional African music and dance. This year’s festival will feature several renowned artists hailing from all over the globe, representing multiple countries including Guinea, Cuba, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali.

The festival will be accessible at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex and iTech at Thomas A. Edison Educational Center. The elements of ADDDFF include dance and drum workshops, a children’s village, market place and their signature Concert Extravaganza taking place at the Thomas A. Edison Educational Center Theater on September 6 at 8PM.  The complete festival schedule is available.  Register to attend.

WORKSHOP DANCE INSTRUCTORS:

Marie Basse-Wiles (Senegal), Malang Bayo (Senegal), Marisol Blanco (Cuba), Yanui Cesar (Haiti), Mohamed DaCosta (Guinea), Mouminatou Camara (Guinea), Chuck Davis (USA), Youssouf Koumbassa (Guinea), Jean-Claude Lessou (Cote d’Ivoire), Babacar N’diaye (Senegal), Djenaba Sako (Mali),Dijian Tie (Cote d’Ivoire).

WORKSHOP MUSICIANS:

Fode Bangoura (Guinea), Fode Lavia Camara (Guinea), Mohammed Camara (Guinea), Moustapha Diedhiou (Senegal), Ibrahima Dioubate (Guinea), Papa Malick Faya (Senegal), Eric Gore (Cote d’Ivoire), Cheikh Mbaye (Senegal), Aboubacar “Amo” Soumah (Guinea), Aboubacar Sylla (Guinea), Mange Sylla (Guinea), Moussa Traore (Mali).

VENDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Vending opportunities are available for crafts, food & drinks.  Online registration ends August 29. For more information visit the vendor registration page.