HeART & Soul: A Celebration of Black Culture

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History & Culture

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Children, Tween, Teen, Adult
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The Winter Park Library commemorates Black Culture throughout the Diaspora in HeART & Soul. This year, we celebrate the Caribbean with music, spoken word, dance, and art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, and the US Virgin Islands. Partnership with Hannibal Square Heritage Center. Art displays made possible by the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens.

Emcee: Ms. Phylicia Ashley, reporter, WFTV Channel 9

Visual Artists

  • Dominican Republic: Julio Sanchez
  • Jamaica: Kenneth Harris
  • Nevis: Angie Vazquez
  • St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands: Carmen Nibbs
  • Quilting: Lisa Moore
  • Trinidad: Weldon Ryan     
  • Trinidad: Winston "Boots" Andrews

Musicians

  • Power House Family Steelpan
  • Jeffery Hunter

Readers

Haiti:

Patrick Noze: Artist, Illustrator, Educator, Owner of Noze Art Gallery, Crealdé School of Art Senior Curator

Lougawou: The Adventures of Patrick Noze

 

St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands:

Carmen Nibbs: Fiber Artist: Broo Nansi and Sis Iwana by Yohance Henley 

 

Grenada:

George A. Glean Sr.: Searching for Higher Ground read by the author 

Velma Daniel: We Kinda Talk by Anthony W. DeRiggs 

 

Trinidad:

Weldon Ryan: History of Carnival

Winston Boots: Poem of Carnival

 

Barbados:

Pat Quintyne Hildebrand: Called to Serve

 

Jamaica:  

Lorna Wilmoth: President of Pine Hills Seniors Inc.: Nanny of the Maroons

Kenneth Harris: Artist & Owner of JamArt Framing & Art Gallery: One Love by Bob Marley 

 

One Love sung by Jeffery Hunter  

 

Refreshments: 

Catered Delights Kitchen