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2nd Annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida

The West African Dance & Drum Festival of the Season is here!

A Three Day Journey of Cultural Expression & Joy!

August 5-7, 2011 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center 212-260 NE 59th Terrace Miami FL 33137

Festival Events & Schedule with Amazing and Talented Artists! This Event is Open to the General Public. On-Site Workshop & Concert Tickets Available Now!  On-site Concert ticket prices:
(Held at the Little Haiti Cultural Center Theater)
$15.00 at the Box Office
$12.00 Students & Senior Citizens
Children 12 & under: FREE

On-Site Workshop ticket prices:
Dance & Drum: $15.00
Yoga, Shekere and Song: $12.00
Balafon (African xylophone): $20.00
Djun-Djun Dance Intensive: $18.00

Free Workshops:
Drum & Dance workshop for Children 12 & under
Rites of Passage for Children & Families (Including Arts & Crafts)
Children’s Village (Storytelling, face painting, hula hoop, balloon twisting and more)

About the Festival
Delou Africa Inc. is hosting their 2nd Annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida. This three-day cultural arts festival and conference will feature workshops, a symposium, a concert, vendor market place and children’s village. Activities will include drum and dance workshops with world renowned artists from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Guinea, and the Caribbean. Music workshops will focus on a variety of instruments including balafon (African xylophone), shekere, djembe, djun-djun, kutiro, Sabar and African songs. Special happenings will take place including yoga, storytelling, hula hoop, face painting, artist panel discussion, Rites of Passage for Children and Families, and a raffle drawing for 2 round trip tickets to South Africa and other prizes. Other highlights are a concert extravaganza, an award presentation, a cultural reception, and a Djun-Djun Dance Intensive workshop.

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When the full is moon over South Florida…

Red Full moon eclipseDade:
75th St and Collins @ the beach:
Full moon eve, one half hour after dark. Until…
Full Moon Drum Circle – On the Beach – Rain or Shine – Friday, Jul 18, 2008
North side of Pompano Beach Pier 8 PM or Moon Rise to 1 AM –
If there is rain then we drum in the Pavilion near the street north of the Pier
Pompano Beach Pier 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. (Two blocks north of Atlantic Blvd)

In addition to the Miami Beach gatherings, Michael from the SFDCC Newsletter reports:
Unity on the Bay – Full Moon Drum Circle FRIDAY, JULY 18th from 7 to 9PM – fee $10
Coordinated by Carlos Manuel Planas and Jude Byrne.
We meet in a church, have a spiritually-flavored drum circle, and therefore have a zero tolerance drug and alcohol scene. We want to create a non-threatening safe space, a family atmosphere. We believe that the music on its own creates a healing, natural high, so artificial ingredients are not needed in this environment. All instruments are welcome. People show up with djembes, doumbeks, congas,
etc. Latin rhythms may predominate, but all rhythms are welcome.
Held at: Unity on the Bay Church, 411 NE 21st St., Miami FL, near Biscayne Bay
Info:, 305-812-5473,

Moonchine Full Moon Party (with Drum Circle) – new event
FRIDAY, JULY 18th – 8PM till ?? FREE Monthly on the night of the full Moon
Inside: sushi, drink specials, kareoke Outside: drum circle around the fire on the back patio
Held at: Moonchine Asian Bistro, 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL

Don’t forget that Matthew Hill is having his Sunday Class at the FIU North Campus – not sure if time is still 3 PM.
I’ve also been told about the class/drum circle at the African Heritage center Saturday’s event – from 3pm to 6pm. I’m going to check it out this weekend!

Hope to see you drumming under the silver moon!

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