Copper Fest 2nd Annual Miami Cuban Arts Festival

Copper Fest Cultural Evolution series is a week ­long Miami, Florida celebration of Cuban arts and the African roots that influence them

 

If you enjoy music, dance and art and in the Miami Metro or planning a trip in September, Copper Fest is an event that shouldn't be missed.

What is Copper Fest? 

Copper Fest is a week­long celebration of Cuban arts and the African roots that influence them. Join us in the heart of Miami’s contemporary art scene and discover the best of visual arts, dance, music, film, social events, workshops, and lectures. Copper Fest is part of the Cultural Evolution series, now in its second year. “Copper Fest is the celebration of many collaborations between artists and the Copperbridge Foundation. We are so excited to be able to present this large number of artists and cultural experts to South Florida audiences.” Geo Darder Founder & President ­ Copperbridge Foundation

When is Copper Fest?

The week long series of events kicks off Thursday, September 4 through Thursday September 11, 2014.

Daily schedule of events:

Copper Fest

Thursday September 4, 2014 ­ 8:00 PM
Copper Fest Opening night Sintesis performance 
Miami Light Project 

Síntesis will be playing at the intimate 200 seat Miami Light Box in the Wynwood Arts District. Tickets are $25.00 and are only available for sale through Copperbridge website and Eventbrite.

Friday September 5, 2014 ­ 7:00 PM 

373 NE 125th Street – Level One, North Miami, FL 33161 Phone: (305) 891-8293 E-mail: info@copperbridge.org 

Opening “Madre de todos los cubanos (Mother of all Cubans) – Collective Art Exhibit” 

House of Art

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Friday September 5, 2014 ­ 7:00 PM
Art Exhibit

On Friday we celebrate the opening night of Madre de todos los Cubanos,” a collaborative exhibit and unique collection of works dedicated to La Virgin de La Caridad del Cobre. The exhibit will feature the works of artists Nicomedes Díaz Gijón (Sculpture and Painting), Noel Morera (Painting), Alan Manuel González (Painting), and Carlos Alberto Rodríguez (ceramics). Each artists’ work represents their own individual take on Our Lady of Charity, the Patron Saint of Cuba.
This event is free to the public, RSVP required Copperbridge website and Eventbrite

Friday September 5, 2014 ­ 8:00 PM 2nd Night ­ Síntesis Performance Miami Light Project 

Síntesis will be playing a second show at the intimate 200 seat Miami Light Box in the Wynwood Arts District. Tickets are $25.00 and are available for sale at the Copperbridge website and Eventbrite.

Saturday September 6, 2014 ­ 2:00 PM
Síntesis Workshop & DanzAbierta Performance 
Miami Light Project 

Workshop
Síntesis 
will also be participating in our community outreach with an educational workshop that will focus on the history and definition of Yoruba rhythms and instrumentation.
This event is free to the public, RSVP required ­Copperbridge website and Eventbrite

Saturday September 6, 2014 ­ 8:00 PM
Performance
DanzAbierta 
is one of the preeminent modern dance companies of Cuba. They will be performing a piece created by choreographer and dancer Susana Pous. DanzAbierta helped us kick off our inaugural event of Cultural Evolution back in 2013, now they are back by popular demand.

DanzAbierta will be performing on Saturday September 6 at 8PM at the intimate 200­seat Miami Light Box in the Wynwood Arts District. Tickets are $25.00 and are available for sale at the Copperbridge website and Eventbrite

Miami Light Project 

Performance
DanzAbierta 
is one of the preeminent modern dance companies of Cuba, they will be performing one of their pieces created by choreographer and dancer Susana Pous. DanzAbierta helped us kick off our inaugural event of Cultural Evolution back in 2013, now they are back by popular demand. They will be performing a matinee at the intimate 200­seat Miami Light Box in the Wynwood Arts District.
Tickets are $15.00 for the matinee and are available for sale at the Copperbridge website and Eventbrite

Monday September 8, 2014 ­ 1:00 PM 

Miami Light Project 

Lecture
Nicomedes Díaz Gijón 
will focus his lecture on the restoration and the creation of religious images. He will also speak about the legend of the Virgin of Charity that was found floating on a piece of wood in the Bay of Nipe in 1612 ­ a piece that he was commissioned to recreate by the Bishop of Holguin for the Church of Barajagua.
This event is free to the public, RSVP required (space is limited) Copperbridge website and Eventbrite.

Monday September 8, 2014 ­ 2:00 PM 

Miami Light Project 

DanzAbierta Master Class
DanzAbierta 
will be offering a master class on Monday September 8 for professional dancers, advanced dance students and choreographers. This master class will focus on the unique dance style of DanzAbierta.
This event is free to the public, RSVP required (space is limited) Copperbridge website and Eventbrite.

Tuesday September 9, 2014 ­ 3:00 PM 

Miami Light Project 

Afro Cuban Dance Class 

Copperbridge Foundation will host a class to teach Afro­Cuban dance and the historical and religious significance of the music. This class is free to the public with RSVP.
This event is free to the public, RSVP required (space is limited) Copperbridge website and Eventbrite.

373 NE 125th Street – Level One, North Miami, FL 33161 Phone: (305) 891-8293 E-mail: info@copperbridge.org 

Tuesday September 9, 2014 ­ 5:00 PM 

Miami Light Project 

Lecture ­ Yoruba Roots & Practices
Juana Morales, 
a member of the Yoruba Culture Association of Cuba, will lecture on Afro Cuban religion history and practice in today’s Cuba. She is a Santeria practitioner and was brought up in the Yoruba religion.
Chief Nathaniel Styles is an expert in Yoruba religion and the head of Osun's Village in Miami, a gathering place for the study and preservation of the art, culture and traditions of the Yoruba, he will lecture on the traditions and rituals of the Nigerian Yoruba practice.
Both Juana Morales and Chief Nathaniel Style will share their knowledge about Afro Yoruba roots with the audiences and answer questions.
This event is free to the public, RSVP required (space is limited) Copperbridge website and Eventbrite.

Tuesday September 9, 2014 ­ 6:00 PM 

Miami Light Project 

Panel Discussion ­ Contemporary Yoruba 

This panel will feature a diverse group of Yoruba practitioners, including; members of the Afro Cuban rock band Sintesis, Yoruba authority Juana Morales (Cuba), Jewelry Designer Donna Freeman, Artist Allan Manuel and Yoruba authority Chief Nathaniel Styles (Nigeria).
This event is free to the public, RSVP required (space is limited) Copperbridge website and Eventbrite.

 

Tuesday September 9, 2014 ­ 7:00 PM 

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