In Partnership with AfriPOP! And Weeksville Heritage Center
Exhibition On View: February 4 to March 14, 2015
Conference on February 21st, 12 - 8pm
After Afropolitan Exhibition & Conference brought authors, journalists performers, scholars, artists that are actively pushing the boundaries on how we think of the global African Diaspora, past, present, and future in one vibrant days of performances, screenings, and interactive panel discussions.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
In Collaboration with El Barrio Music Center & Augusto Records
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
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.
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