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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Program Description


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


  • Power House Family Steelpan
  • Jeffery Hunter



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 



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

Velma Daniel: We Kinda Talk by Anthony W. DeRiggs 



Weldon Ryan: History of Carnival

Winston Boots: Poem of Carnival



Pat Quintyne Hildebrand: Called to Serve



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  



Catered Delights Kitchen