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WOMEN OF POWER 2015: MULHERES DE AXE!

WOMEN OF POWER 2015: MULHERES DE AXE!

Drawing inspiration from the Brazilian Mae de Santo Mulheres de Axe coalition, the 28th Annual Women of Power celebrated that unmistakable drive of Spirit that women have harnessed to shift, confront, and empower. Attendees engaged in a day of conversation and performance honoring our spirit force as Mulheres de Axe!

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STREAMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS: A MOVEMENT NARRATIVE

STREAMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS: A MOVEMENT NARRATIVE

Co-presented by CCCADI and The Schomburg Center for Research

This program, co-presented by CCCADI and The Schomburg Center for Research, consisted of a dance anthology that explored the cultural and ecological importance of water. It delved deep into the spiritual mandate in the nature based esoteric traditions of the African Diaspora, highlighting the importance of preserving this and other natural resources.

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LOIZA FESTIVAL IN EL BARRIO

LOIZA FESTIVAL IN EL BARRIO

Presented by Los Hermanos Fraternos de Loiza and CCCADI

The Festival of Santiago Apostol commonly known as the Loiza Festival del Barrio took place the weekend of July 24th- July 26th. As every other year, Afrolatin@s from all boroughs gathered to celebrate Afro Puerto Rican traditions at the 3-days festival in East Harlem, El Barrio.

Presenters included: Bomba Yo, Retumba!, DJ Geko Jones, Danza Fiesta, Legacy Women, among others.

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HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE | INAUGURAL THREE PART EXHIBITION

HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE | INAUGURAL THREE PART EXHIBITION

FREE

HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE | INAUGURAL THREE PART EXHIBITION

October 2016 to March 2017
Renowned curator, Lowery Stokes Sims joins Yasmin Ramirez, Marta Moreno Vega and Regina Bultron Bengoa in curating a 3-part exhibition Home, Memory, and Future.

 

PART I | HARLEM: EAST AND WEST

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ACHE: LAVAGEM DA RUA

ACHE: LAVAGEM DA RUA

FREE

CCCADI in partnership with Lincoln Center Out of Doors presents:

Presented in collaboration with Silvana Magda?s Lavagem de Rua (?the cleansing of streets?), the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute brought together artists representing countries of the diaspora including Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and more. In this full night of performances, audiences enjoyed different roads of song, music, and dance travelled on the path to a joyful destiny.

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10TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LATIN/TROPICAL MUSIC COLLECTORS FESTIVAL

10TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LATIN/TROPICAL MUSIC COLLECTORS FESTIVAL

In Collaboration with El Barrio Music Center & Augusto Records

Taino Towers

The 10th Annual International Latin/Tropical Music Collectors Festival celebrated the genres of Salsa, Montuno, and Guaguanco. Attendees participated in a full day of rare & one of a kind record collectors? showcases & displays, vendors, music, panel discussions, and dance. Musical Presentation by Jose Mangual, Jr. y Su Orquesta 

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#TALKINGAFROLATINO CHAT SERIES

#TALKINGAFROLATINO CHAT SERIES

CCCADI?s #TalkingAfroLatino Chat Series consisted of 4 conversation series conducted via Twitter running from September 24, 2015 to October 15, 2015. As an integral part of celebrating Latino Heritage Month at CCCADI, these online talks invited Afrolatinas and Afrolatinos from different backgrounds to engage in conversations about Afrodescendants in the Latin American Community. Each of the online talks was co-hosted by a guest whose perspective and work promotes Afrolatinidad.

CHAT SERIES:

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TLC'S EDUCATORS OPEN HOUSE: DEAR DIASPORA

TLC'S EDUCATORS OPEN HOUSE: DEAR DIASPORA

Kicking off the academic year, this Dear Diaspora Open House was especially designed for New York City educators. Free professional development opportunities rooted in the unique offerings of CCCADI?s Touching Living Culture (T.L.C.) Arts Education Programs were provided.

WORKSHOPS FOR EDUCATORS INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING:

GRADES PREK-2 | STORYTELLING AND MUSIC FROM THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

GRADES 3-5 | AFRO-PUERTO RICAN BOMBA AND PLENA DANCE AND MUSIC

GRADES 6-8 | 19TH CENTURY BLACK AMERICA THROUGH IMPROV THEATER

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WAY OF THE ORISHA: SACRED SONGS WITH FRANK BELL

WAY OF THE ORISHA: SACRED SONGS WITH FRANK BELL

October 29th, November 5th, 12th, and 19th, 2015 RAW Space @ ImageNation

Scholar, and world-renowned Akpon, Frank Bell, led participants through a participatory series of Orisha song and introductory information workshops. Each workshop showcased specific Orisha groupings, based on their pantheon location, as well as their assigned universal force. Sessions were taught as follows:

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THE ART OF JUSTICE I

THE ART OF JUSTICE I

ARTICULATING AN ETHOS AND AESTHETIC OF THE MOVEMENT

SERIES OF 3

November 7th, 2015
NYU?s Hemmerdinger Hall Silver Building

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