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Upcoming Events


DECLARATIONS FROM THE BATTLE FRONT: A NIGHT OF POETIC PROTEST 
This program is part of our Race, Myth, Art and Justice exhibition public program series.

In honor of Poetry Month, we invite you to join us for a special evening of protest, poetry, and conversation centered on identity, decolonialism, liberation, and radical futures. The evening is inspired by the legacy of the cultural activists of Harlem’s Black Arts Movement; Amiri Baraka, Ntozake Shange, Sonia Sanchez, Mari Evans, and many more. The MC and co-curator of the evening is spoken word artist and change agent Latasha Diggs. The evening features a communal conversation and poetic performances from Rabih Ahmed, Christina Olivares, and Fabian Villegas.

Join us for a performance, community dialouge, and collective envisioning that aims to answer, what does a intersectional radical future look like?


WHEN: Thursday, April 4th | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

ADMISSION: FREE with RSVP | Limited Seating (50 Seats)

*After 6:20pm all tickets free or donations based will be released


SPRING SOUSOU! IT'S A FREE CHILDREN'S LIBRARY: BRING A BOOK - TAKE A BOOK!
SouSou Saturdays are monthly family-oriented art-making, dance, and music workshops held every second Saturday of the month at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

Families, let’s welcome spring together at CCCADI! Come pick out some cool literature, hear great storytelling & music, and make a gift of art for yourself inspired by one of our community’s best talents.


Day Sessions | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Activities for families with children ages 4-11)

CHILDREN’S AUTHOR READ-A-LOUD - First Floor Gallery

Join author, Eric Velasquez reading from his wonderful book, Grandma’s Records. Hear the beautiful story of a young boy, who was introduced by his grandmother to such musical traditions as Bomba, Salsa, and Merengue, and to those great musicians from our Harlem community! *The first 20 Families will have an opportunity to purchase the author’s book on site.

TIMES: 12:30 PM -1:00 PM

FUN ART-MAKING STATION! BEAUTIFUL SPRING MOSAICS - Second Floor Gallery B

Welcome spring by making colorful framed art inspired by noted African American artist and ancestor, Alma Thomas.

SESSIONS: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

FREE CHILDREN’S LIBRARY! Second Floor Gallery A

In the spirit of the great African Sankoré University of Timbuktu, celebrate knowledge and wisdom! Bring a well-loved book from home to swap with one from our free library.

LIBRARY HOURS: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2019

TIME: 11 AM - 3 PM

WHERE: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute | 120 East 125th Street, New York, NY 10035

ADMISSION: FREE W/ RSVP |SUGGESTED DONATION: $5.00

* Activities for families with children ages 4-11


FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Participants should arrive 10 minutes before workshop/presentations. To learn more about SouSou Saturday please visithttp://www.cccadi.org/SouSouSaturdays

HARLEM EN CLAVE! THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF LATINOS TO HARLEM'S MUSICAL LEGACY WITH BOBBY SANABRIA
THIS EVENT IS PART OF CARNEGIE HALL’S MIGRATIONS: THE MAKING OF AMERICA FESTIVAL

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Harlem Stage present

Join multi-Grammy nominated musician and WBGO jazz radio host Bobby Sanabria as he sheds a much needed light on the musical contributions that Latino's have made to Harlem’s musical legacy. Since the arrival of Puerto Ricans and Cubans to Harlem in the early 20th century its musical history, and that of of NYC, has been transformed into a cauldron of rhythm and the birthplace of Latin jazz. 

Through visual and musical demonstrations, you will learn about the legacy of musical pioneers like those who served in the legendary Harlem Hellfighters Regimental Band, Augusto Coen, Mario Bauzá, Machito, Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Mongo Santamaria, Sammy Davis Jr. and more!


When: Saturday April 18, 2019 

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where:  Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute | 120 East 125th Street | New York, NY 10035

Admission: FREE W/ RSVP 

Suggestion Donation: $5.00 


Weekly on Wednesdays, beginning March 27th and concluding on May 29th (10 weeks).

This 10-session course studies the U.S. Abolitionist Movement to End Slavery. It looks at important events and at the movement’s debates about approach and methods. A fundamental focus will be political strategy and the relationship between class and race. Fundamental to the success of the movement to abolish slavery was the rebellion, running away, slave narratives and overall leadership of the enslaved, fugitive and freed Black people which had a great ideological impact on the rest of the population. Also, the Anti-Slavery Movement took place against the backdrop of the first Industrial Revolution, which perhaps provides some parallels to social and political struggles today and the current Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Some key questions we address include: What were the stages of the movement to end slavery? Who were the different social forces engaged in dismantling and maintaining slavery? The ideas and politics of the movement to end slavery can teach us valuable lessons for today’s struggles. This course aims prepare participants for deeper study of W.E.B. Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction in America.

Date:   April 3

                Time:     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

                Venue:  The People’s Forum
                                    320 West 37th Street
                                    New York, NY 10018 United States

                 Phone:   347-695-1095
                     

                 Website:  https://peoplesforum.org/

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

De Sangre y Azucar seeks to preserve and disseminate Afro-Caribbean musical traditions and culture. Given the richness and diversity the Caribbean offers, these introductory classes seek to highlight the different musical rhythms of the Caribbean. These various yet interconnect traditions underline the shared history and culture of resistance that the Caribbean islands share. Some of the styles taught will be Rumba (Cuba), Bomba (PR), musical forms from DR/Haiti, and Afro-Panamanian styles.

This a pay what you can class no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Proceeds will go to helping paying the teaching artist.

Date:  April 2

Time:  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue: The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States


Phone: 347-695-1095

Website: https://peoplesforum.org/


Jazz: Music of the Black Holocaust is an introductory course that seeks to explore intersections of “jazz” music, historical perspectives of the African diaspora and their role and impact on contemporary society. Students will be introduced to basic jazz rhythms, melodies, harmonies, jazz culture, fashion and development through multi-media that includes videos, films and recordings. Open to the public.

Schedule
(Every other Wednesday beginning April 3, 2019)
April 3 – 7:30 – 9 pm – $15

Explore the early developments of melody, structure, and form in this early period of development in black music.
April 17 – 7:30 – 9 pm – $15

Folk Music and Stories of Life from Africa. Examine the influence that African and early traditional storytelling had on the development of African-American work songs which paved the way for the “blues”.
May 1 – 7:30 – 9 pm – $15

Expand melody, structure, and form to areas of Negro Spirituals, Blackface minstrelsy, the Fisk Jubilee Singers
May 15 – 7:30 – 9 pm – $15

Continue to explore Blues-Jazz Crossroads and Verbal Stories
May 29 – 7:30 – 9 pm – $15

Journey to New Orleans and St. Louis – Tales from the Mississippi
June 12 – 7:30 – 9 pm – $15

The Harlem Renaissance – Music, Jazz and Poetry
June 26 – 7:30 – 9 pm – $15

We will then move to music and its reception during the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. This will include an analysis of Jazz as protest (Charles Mingus’ “Fables of Faubus” and Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam”), and the Motown era.
July 10 – 7:30 – 9 pm – $15

The Black Arts Movement. The Music of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Bebop / Cool Jazz. Return to St. Louis, along with Chicago, Kansas City and other urban music centers throughout America.
July 24 – 7:30 – 9 pm – $15

The Black Arts Movement continues. Migration of jazz musicians to New York City
DETAILS:

Venue: The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street 
New York, NY 10018 United States


Phone: 347-695-1095


Website: https://peoplesforum.org/