The 17th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival: August 6-8, 2015
Save the dates for one of Miami’s longest-running music, arts and cultural events
Who: Community Arts and Culture, a Miami-based non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures by educating individuals of all ages and social backgrounds through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities.
What: The 17th annual Afro Roots World Music Festival, celebrating the evolution of African culture by featuring some of the best performers from all over the Caribbean, the Americas and African countries such as Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali and the Republic of Congo. Sponsorship packages available; volunteers sought.
When: Thursday, August 6 through Saturday, August 8, 2015.
Where: various locations in Miami and Miami Beach
Day 1 – Kick-Off Celebration: Blackbird Ordinary (729 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130), featuring Cortadito, Patacón Conspiracy and Global Bazaar; 9 p.m. start, free, 21 and over welcome.
Day 2 – Global Locals Showcase: Little Haiti Cultural Center (212-260 NE 59th Terr, Miami, Florida 33137), featuring Conjunto Progreso, PALO!, Los Herederos,Morikeba Kouyate and the Nag Champayons; 5 p.m. start all-ages welcome, $15 at the door, $20 for two-day pass (includes access to Day 3 concert at North Beach Bandshell). The night also features sets by DJ Moses.
The day will also feature panel discussions, lectures and workshops by some of the top professionals in the industry. Topics will focus on the business of world music and give artists an inside look into management, publishing, collecting royalties and booking tours.
Day 3 – Concert at the North Beach Bandshell (501 72nd St, Miami Beach, FL 33141), featuring Hassan Houkmoun, Locos Por Juana and Bateria Unidos de Miami; all-ages welcome, $15 at the door, $20 for two-day pass (includes access to Day 2 Global Locals Showcase). The night also features sets by DJ Le Spam.
A special after-party will take place at Naomi’s Garden Vibes Restaurant (650 NW 71st St, Miami, FL 33150), beginning at 10 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge and the event is open to those 21 and over.
Ticket link: http://afrorootsfest17.
A $10 discounted door rate is available for students and seniors with ID Days 2 and 3; kids 12 and under are free.
Support for the Afro Roots World Music Festival is made possible the Knight Foundation, Funding Arts Network, the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, the New Yorker Hotel and Blackwell Rum.
More information: www.AfroRootsFest.com