For 15 years, the Afro Roots World Music Festival has celebrated 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. This global connection through the universal language of music has helped the festival evolve into one of Miami’s most culturally diverse events. The festival’s signature youth program, Let the Children Have Music, is a FREE program providing live music, dance demonstrations, show-and-tell style presentations by festival artists and art projects for children ages 3 to 12.
7th Circuit Studio will be the host location to this year’s celebration Saturday, August 3, 2013. To commemorate the festival’s 15th anniversary, CAC wants to produce an extra special Let the Children Have Music program and invite a special musical guest. We’re raising money to bring CK Ladzekpo, a Ghanaian master percussionist and drummer, artistic director and choreographer of the critically acclaimed African Music and Dance Ensemble based out of the University of California at Berkeley to perform as part of our Let the Children Have Music program. Your generous donation will help cover flight expenses, hotel costs, and artist’s fees for CK and his ensemble of ten (10) drummers and dancers.
Your donation will support CAC’s efforts to produce a special Let the Children Have Music program that’s not only fun for kids of all-ages, but showcases the diverse cultural roots that exist in their community. It is our sincere desire to bring world culture to Miami, and your contribution will aid our effort in continuing to do so.