Miami MoCAAD and Little Haiti Cultural Center To Host #Creative Conversation To Elevate Stories of The Black Arts Experience

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History, Vision & Future #creativeconversation To Celebrate Black History Month.

The Little Haiti Caribbean Marketplace “Mache Ayisyen” Announces Official Relaunch

The heart of Little Haiti re-opens with a renovated space, new and returning vendors, and exciting community programming in recognition of Black History Month.

Miami, Fl-(February 1, 2022)-The Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora (Miami MoCAAD) and the Little Haiti Cultural Center (LHCC) have partnered to celebrate Miami’s rich cultural past and present a collage of different periods of Miami’s art heritage. On Thursday, February 10, the Caribbean Marketplace at the LHCC (212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, Fl 33137) will celebrate its grand re-opening with a host of activities for the public, starting at 5pm. One of the featured events is the #creativeconversation hosted by Miami MoCAAD that will take place in the Caribbean Marketplace, from 7PM-8:30PM. This thoughtful conversation will center on the richness of Miami’s Black Art history and its unfolding into today’s long-lasting cultural impact on Miami’s Contemporary Black art scene. The conversation will take place in-person at the open-air Caribbean Marketplace and can also be viewed online in real-time by registering at –https://bit.ly/VIRTUALHistoryVisionFuture or to attend in person at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/257273079707

The creative dialogue will be co-moderated by Miami creatives, who showcase the best of Miami’s vibrant arts spirit. Marie Vickles (Curator-in-Residence, Little Haiti Cultural Center) and Nadege Green (Researcher, writer, editor, audio producer), who will guide the conversation involving some of Miami’s heavyweight creatives: Edouard Duval-Carrié (Visual artist); Ludlow Bailey (Managing Director, Contemporary African Diaspora Art (CADA); Michelle Grant-Murray(Artistic Director, Olujimi Dance Theatre) and Aaron J. Jackson (Photographer).

“We are excited about this conversation that will shine a bright light on contributions of black artists and creatives, as well as amplify a light on those who continue to envision expanding Miami’s arts landscape today,” states Marilyn Holifield, Co-founder, Miami MoCAAD.

Miami MoCAAD’s creative conversations and community initiatives offer free interactive and immersive experiences where artists’ ideas often overlooked and deemed “other” can take center stage.

The Caribbean Marketplace “Mache Ayisyen” relaunch will be a weekend full of unique and interactive programming, beginning Thursday, February 10, with The Mache Ayisyen Sip + Savor preview. During the preview, friends, family, and City of Miami elected officials will have an exclusive taste of our vendor’s offerings, including a tasting of coffees from around the world provided by Le Jardin Coffee and high-end rum tasting provided by Barbancourt Rum.

About The Miami of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora 

Miami MoCAAD’s mission is to open a preeminent contemporary fine art museum dedicated to contemporary art and artists of Africa and the Global African Diaspora. It intends to create an innovative, tech-forward space that will blend art and technology to develop new ways to experience art and museums. 

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About the Caribbean Marketplace

Founded in 1984 and opened in 1990, the Caribbean Marketplace “Mache Ayisyen” is the hub and heart of Little Haiti, Miami. Our unique and traditional vendor offerings, culturally aligned activations, and community engagement embody the essence of the Caribbean. Residents and visitors will be exposed to Afro-Caribbean culture, expand their knowledge of the arts and develop new talents. Serving downtown Little Haiti and nearby neighborhoods, The Caribbean Marketplace “Mache Ayisyen” represents the best of our heritage and practices while presenting and preserving Afro-Caribbean cultures. Learn more at https://www.miamigov.com/LHCC/Venues-Rentals/Caribbean-Marketplace.

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