Miami’s Haitian Heritage Month opening ceremony will be held at The Little Haiti cultural center. The Event presented by Commissioner Keon Hardemon in partnership with Northeast 2nd Avenue Partnership (NE2P) and Little Haiti Cultural Complex will commence at 6pm and end at 10pm.
Haitian Heritage Month is a nationally dedicated time where the Haitian community celebrates the culture and traditions of Haiti. The celebration is an expansion of the Haitian Flag Day on May 18th, a major patriotic day celebration in Haiti and the Diaspora created to encourage patriotism.
The rich culture, tradition and often untold history of the Haitian people is the central focus of Zakafest, a free family event that celebrates the Caribbean nation’s music, art and dance. The event is on Saturday, May 2, from 1 to 11 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212-260 NE 59 Terr., Miami.
From 1 to 4:30 p.m., there will be workshops in Haitian folklore dance and Afro-Cuban dance.
Performances start at 4:30 p.m. Among the top performers will be:
Leyla McCalla. McCalla, who lives in New Orleans, is a multi-instrumentalist, a cellist and singer.
Samba Zao, a pioneer of Haitian Roots Music, Mizik Racine. Zao is a performer, singer songwriter, educator, and activist. Kazoots, a Miami band that combines a love for indie-rock and guitar-oriented music, while incorporating Caribbean rhythms. http://kazoots.bandcamp.com
Call 954-643-2833 for more information.