New Methods Symposium at MOCA

April 14, 2011 § Leave a comment


Calypso in Miami, January 28 and 29

January 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Friday and Saturday

Jan. 28 and 29, 2011
8 p.m.

Miami Dade College
North Campus
William and Joan Lehman Theater
11380 N.W. 27 Ave., Miami

This performance celebrates women’s contributions to the classic Caribbean art form of Calypso – a musical world traditionally dominated by men. Three prominent women of the genre – Singing Saundra, Queen Fayola and Princess Kizzie – will perform their celebrated form with a unique twist. All three have won hosts of awards and regularly place in the finals of Calypso competitions during Carnival and year-round in Trinidad.

General admission: $15
Students and seniors: $10
MDC Students/Staff/Faculty Discount with MDC ID

For detailed venue information and secure
online tickets: • 305-237-3010

Black Crossroads: African Diaspora in Miami, at the Historical Musuem

February 22, 2009 § Leave a comment

Check this out! It’s opening on March 5, 2009. Click on the photo to link to the Museum’s webpage.

Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami

Blackk Crossroads, HMSF

On display March 5, 2009 to January 24, 2010

Diverse groups of the African diaspora have come to settle, work and struggle for freedom in Miami since its incorporation in 1896 to the present day. In the process they have made significant political, economic and cultural contributions to the city. Black Crossroads: The African Diapsora in Miami explores the enduring presence and impact

of African-Americans, Africans, black Caribbeans and black Hispanics on Miami.

On display in this exhibition will be historic photographs, oral histories, memorabilia, film/video and artifacts related to black pioneers, families, laborers, communities and organizations spanning the over 100 history of black migrations to Miami.

SpeakOut with Staceyann Chin in Miami

January 9, 2009 § Leave a comment


JOIN us for a weeklong residency with nationally recognized Jamaican lesbian spoken word poet STACEYANN CHIN that includes workshops and an open mic for GLBT youth. Chin’s poetry is a bracing, no-holds-barred yet tender examination of her own life and the world around her that locates itself at the complex intersection of sexual, gender and racial identities. She co-wrote and performed in the Tony Award-nominated Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam and presented her own one-woman shows Off-Broadway.

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unique art fundraiser/ diaspora vibe (miami)

August 24, 2008 § Leave a comment

zora neale hurston film on pbs

April 6, 2008 § Leave a comment

A documentary about Zora Neale Hurston will air this week on PBS.

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

April 9, 2008 at 9 pm
Check local listings
Writer, cultural anthropologist, chronicler of folk roots and ethnic traditions, daughter of former slaves, Hurston was one of the most celebrated – and most controversial – figures of the Harlem Renaissance.

michele oka doner (ann arbor visit)

April 2, 2008 § Leave a comment

Michele Oka Doner
“Third Nature”
5:10 pm, Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty
Reaching back to nature primordial and existing through existential transformation is the work of Michele Oka Doner. In her career of over four decades Oka Doner has taken nature at its most basic level – a stick, a twig, a palm leaf and the spiraling of galaxies – and made it the subject of her art. In her talk Oka Doner will present a selection of her public art projects, sculpture, jewelry, furniture and design objects. Oka Doner’s work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. Supported by the UM Museum of Art.
Michele Oka Doner  
Michele Oka Doner’s lecture is a part of the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series. With the generous support of Art & Design alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Distinguished Visitors Series brings to the School a broad spectrum of emerging and established artists/designers to engage with students, faculty, staff and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities. Depending on the length of their stays and their particular areas of expertise, visitors present public lectures, work with students, participate in panel discussions, generate site-specific works, and give public performances. For more information, call (734) 764-3464 or visit:

*if you can’t make it, they do a great job of archiving the lectures through video and audio documentation. visit their website, or subscribe on itunes*

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