Fest brings the essence of the Americas and the Caribbean to downtown Fort Lauderdale through art exhibits, independent films, music and educational workshops. Taking place Saturday, October 19, the festival will convene in Esplanade Park. Early bird admission is $10, available online.
A range of family entertainment including dance workshops, drumming circles, zumba, face painting, musical performances, art stations, tasty cultural cuisines, and an exciting kid’s art zone will be available. Children under 12 have free admission.
The eclectic sounds of latin, funk, hip hop and dub create what they call an electronic descarga will fill the air with performances by one of South Florida’s finest fusion bands, Spam Allstars. Other performers include reggae fusion band, Rootz Underground, rising stars, Ichechi, Army Gideon, and much more. The weekend will conclude on Sunday October 20, with a series of indie films screened at the NSU’s Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale. This will include “Rasta A Soul's Journey”, a documentary by Donisha Pendergrast, granddaughter of Bob Marley and “Mas Man”, a historical look at Carnival through the eyes of Trinidadian filmmaker, Dalton Narine. Interviews are available from all talent listed.
Event: Caribe Arts Fest
Date: October 19, 2013
Activities: Art exhibits | Music | Films | Workshop | Kids Art Zone
Locations: Esplanade Park, Downtown Ft. Lauderdale
Adm: $10 / $20 Weekend pass
This event is endorsed by the Greater Ft Lauderdale Visitors and Convention Bureau, City of Fort Lauderdale, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida Power and Light and the Broward Cultural Division.