24 Workshops, 15 International Choreographers and Musicians, Rites of Passage for Children and Families for the community of South Florida to experience

3rd Annual African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida
August 3-5, 2012
Platform for children and families to cultivate expression, growth and appreciation in a supportive and nurturing environment
Tickets at http://adddff.delouafrica.org/ or call 305.978.3866
Presented by Delou Africa Inc.
Media Contact: Yvette N. Harris-786.897.8854 or publicity@harrispublicrelations.com

The 3rd annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida presented by Delou Africa Inc. is set be a high-spirited three-day event that will heighten the awareness of African culture through captivating traditional African dance, drum, music and history. The festival takes place on August 3-5, 2012 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center (212-260 NE 59th Terrace Miami FL 33137).

One of the many highlights of the festival is the “Bridging Cultural Gaps” concert on Saturday, August 5th at 7:45pm that will feature Delou Africa Dance Ensemble, Delou Fatala, and a special collaboration from world renowned artists that hail from Haiti, Cuba, Ivory Coast, Senegal, and The Republic of Guinea. The concert will end with a Dundunba celebration. Following the concert Dr. Charles Davis Founder of Chuck Davis Dance Co. and the African American Dance Ensemble will be presented the 2012 Delou Africa Inc. Cultural Community Outreach Award. The award ceremony will conclude with a raffle drawing that will include 2 round trip tickets to South Africa and other prizes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPEMIE-Xt24&feature=plcp

This cultural arts education event includes: dance, song & music instruction workshops from West Africa and the Caribbean, a yoga class, symposiums, the children’s village, and a vendor marketplace. The African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida has become a staple within the culture of South Florida. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B4wVtlpJdM&feature=plcp  

The 3rd annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida is under the artistic direction of Delou Africa Inc.’s and Delou African Dance Ensemble(D.AD.E.), Executive Director Njeri Plato-Dioubate and also Ibrahima Dioubate who is the company’s Griot and musical consultant. "It is a joy to see people from all walks of life children and adults coming together to experience the rich traditions of African Culture through dance, drum, music and history. My dream has become a reality” states Njeri.

Visit http://adddff.delouafrica.org/ for schedule and workshop prices.

2012 Sponsors include: Little Haiti Cultural Center, South African Airways, Hot 105, Delou Africa Dance Ensemble and the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami -Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.”