Saturday, January 7, 2023, 4:00-7:00 PM
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142
Kick off the new year with a family-friendly music festival at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC) in Liberty City. Presented in partnership with New World Symphony, this free festival will include hands on activities, an instrument zoo, musical story time, and more. Bring the whole family and spend the afternoon making and enjoying art and music.
Throughout the day, grab lunch from a food truck and enjoy live performances from local musicians. As the sun sets, the AHCAC will present a New World Symphony Mobile WALLCAST® Concert.
During this free event, musicians from the New World Symphony will be handing out 50 tickets to see Grammy-award winning bandleader and saxophonist Branford Marsalis perform with New World Symphony on Tuesday, February 7.
This festival features live music from:
- New Canon Chamber Collective
- Young Musicians Unite
- New World Symphony
- Ja’Nia Harden, jazz vocalist and author
This Mobile WALLCAST® Concert is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and Board of County Commissioners. NWS’s Mobile WALLCAST ® Concert Series is made possible with the support of the Dr. M. Lee Pearce Foundation, Wege Foundation, and the NWS Resilience Fund.
Family Music Day at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Saturday, January 7 from 4 PM – 7 PM
Featuring New World Symphony’s Mobile WALLCAST® and performances by NWS Fellows and students from NWS’s College Track Mentorship Program
4:05 PM – 4:15 PM Auri Hears Music Everywhere: Storytelling by Portia J. Dunkley
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Workshops*
4:30 PM – 4:55 PM Fat Cat Caterpillar: Storytelling by Ja’Nia Harden and the Harden Project
5:15 PM – 5:35 PM New Canon Chamber Collective Performance
5:30 PM – 5:55 PM Workshops*
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM New World Symphony Live Performances and Mobile WALLCAST® Concert Presentation
Young Musicians Unite featuring musicians from NWS’s College Track Mentorship Program Duet by NWS Bass Fellow Bryan Bailey and NWS College Track Mentee, Guerwen Gue
Mobile WALLCAST® Concert Presentation
Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor Recorded March 28, 2014
Étienne Perruchon:Cinq Danses Dogoriennes, Mvt. V Matthew Kibort, timpani; Amy Sunyoung Lee, cello Recorded April 10, 2021
Alex Orfaly: Excerpt from Danzón Luna Michael Linville, conductor Recorded April 24, 2021
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36, Mvt. IV Finale: Allegro con fuoco Roderick Cox, conductor Recorded March 26, 2022
James Price Johnson: Victory Stride Thomas Wilkins, conductor Recorded February 5, 2022
A Piece of Community – Step-by-step guide from an African Heritage Cultural Center instructor on how to paint an Adinkra symbol.
Music Explorer – Explore various musical instruments through song and play (Ages 4 – 10).
The World of Samsung – In-depth demonstration on the capabilities of Samsung devices (Ages 10 & up).