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AfriKin 2024: Celebrating African Americans in the Arts for Black History Month featuring Mutabaruka

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Free

AfriKin 2024: Celebrating African Americans in the Arts – A Tapestry of Cultural Heritage and Innovation for Black History Month featuring Mutabaruka

“Institutionalized Freedoms”
Black History Month Fine Art Exhibition
February 01-29, 9AM – 7PM – Mon-Fri
Scott Galvin Community Center
1600 NE 126th Street, North Miami, FL 33181

“Juxtaposed”
Black History Month Fine Art Exhibition
February 01-29, 9AM – 7PM – Mon-Fri
Joe Celestin Center
1525 NW 135th Street, North Miami, FL 33167

Unveiling the Richness of Black Artistry: Discover a World Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow in the 2024 AfriKin Public Programming.

AfriKin Foundation Inc., a leading platform for showcasing contemporary Africana and Black Art in Miami, proudly announces its 2024 Black History Month public programming. This year in alignment with the national theme, “African Americans and the Arts,” AfriKin promises a series of events that celebrate the rich cultural heritage and artistic contributions of the African Diaspora.

Alfonso Brooks, the Founder and Director of AfriKin, states, “Our 2024 programming is a vibrant testament to the enduring influence of African/Black arts. We are excited to offer a platform where art and technology intersect to honor our shared culture and heritage.”

Highlighted Programs:

1. “AfriKin: Perspectives, Poetry & Prose” – Scheduled for February 18th at Maison AfriKin inside the Scott Galvin Community Center (1600 NE 126th Street, North Miami, FL 33181), this event will feature the iconic Jamaican Dub Poet, Mutabaruka, the “Verbal Swordsman” with his voice of thunder. Attendees can look forward to an evening rich in poetry and performance, including a youth tribute to Vaughn Benjamin’s Koll Pekude and sensory experiences with complimentary drinks and a selection of small bites.

2. “Institutionalized Freedoms” Exhibition – Running throughout February at Maison AfriKin inside the Scott Galvin Community Center (1600 NE 126th Street, North Miami, FL 33181), this contemporary fine art exhibit showcases the diversity of African American artistic expression. It reflects the varied experiences of the African, Caribbean, and Black American life, highlighting the significant role of artists from the Black World.

3. “Juxtaposed” Exhibition – This exhibition, at the Joe Celestin Center (1525 NW 135th Street, North Miami, FL 33167), presents a collection of contemporary Africana fine art. It aims to reveal the diversity within the African American artistic community through various forms like painting, sculpture, digital art, and mixed media.

The Jamaican Dub Poet and Host of “Steppin Razor” and “The Cutting Edge” embodies the spirit of African Redemption and Black Power. His influence extends globally, making him an ideal figure to represent a theme of cultural impact across various artistic domains. Muta, as he is known by his fans has an evening in store for you of razor-sharp poems and social commentaries driven by Reggae. Get ready to experience this spiritual nucleus. An evening of love, libation and liberation.
 
YouTube promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy7qGemJr-4

For tickets – https://afrikin-mutabaruka.eventbrite.com

Free Admission

For scheduling and more details visit – AfriKin.art or @afrikinnation on all social media platforms.

For media inquiries and more details, please contact: media@afrikin.org

Tel: 305-900-5523

Miami’s Contemporary Africana Art Fair

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#BlackHistoryMonth

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://afrikin-mutabaruka.eventbrite.com

Organizer

AfriKin Art
Phone
305-900-5523
Email
info@afrikin.org
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Venue

Scott Galvin Community Center
1600 NE 126th Street
North Miami, FL 33181 United States
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Phone
305-900-5523
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