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Zakafest, Free Haitian Cultural Event

Zakafest of Fondasyon Zaka formerly known as The Backyard Movement

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

Zakafest, Free Haitian Cultural Event

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Zakafest 2014 at Little Haiti Cultural Center, FL
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ZakaFest embraces all aspects of Haitian culture and delivers a creative product that appeals to a variety of audiences.

Zakafest is the answer to bridging the gap between Haitian American youth and their knowledge of Haitian oral history. The stories, folk music and traditional dress of our ancestors must be known or easily found online by our internet savvy youth. We will be featuring workshops on Haitian drums, like the tanbou by Sanba Zao, a Haitian folklore dance workshop by Manno Merisier, a Dance Kompa workshop by Sofie Gilot, Dr. Gilles of "Bookmanlit.com" will speak on Bois Caiman (Bwa Kayiman in Creole) which was one of two gatherings before the Haitian Revolution as will be discussed and many live performances that bridge traditional folk with youth inspired genre's of music. Zakafest, where we share Haitian oral, traditional and historical history responsibly.

Preforming  this upcomig May 3rd, 2014 at Little Haiti Cultural Center will be:

J Creole of Ottawa, Canada by way of Port-Au-Prince will be performing live. Kiskeya Dance will be sharing their rendition on folkloric dance. Rocher, a Haitian singer who has music produced by JBeatz Da-Beatz who is becoming an icon in the HMI will be there. Haiti Fellaz will also be in the building performing as well. Folk dancing by Marisol Blanco of Sikan Afro-Cuban Dance who has done workshops for the Miami Salsa Congress will be performed. Wawa, Rara Lakay and Rara Kuyu who is going to be at Big Nights In Little Haiti tomorrow April 18th will also be at the fest to share traditional folklore music. We will also have great DJ's spinning the 1's and 2's such as DJ Moses and DJBlack Jack.



1pm-2pm             Haitian Folklore Dance by master Dancer (Manno Merisier)
2pm-3pm             Haitian Drum by Master Drummer (Sanba Zao)
3:00-4:15pm       Dance Kompa Workshop (Sofie Gilot of Ivision’s Verite Show)
4:15-5:15pm       Discussion on Bois Caiman (Bwa Kayiman) (Dr. Gilles)
5:30pm                  National Anthem USA/Haiti
5:45-6:05pm          Kiskeya Dance
6:10-6:35pm          Rocher
6:45-7:05pm         Haiti Fellaz
7:15-7:45pm         J-Creole
7:50-8:30pm        Sikan Afro-Cuban Dance
8:35-9:15pm         WAWA
9:20-9:55pm         Rara Kuyu
9:55-10:35pm       Sanba Zao
10:35-11:00pm    Rara Lakay
Have questions about Zakafest, Free Haitian Cultural Event? Contact Zakafest of Fondasyon Zaka formerly known as The Backyard Movement

When & Where

Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

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Zakafest of Fondasyon Zaka formerly known as The Backyard Movement

ZakaFest was founded to promote Haitian culture in South Florida. We strive to connect people to Haitian folk life via music, art, dance, and more! The festival is a fun-filled educational experience that showcases a variety of traditional Haitian art forms. Zakafest.com

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