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2015 Caribe Arts Fest - A Celebration of Caribbean Art, Music, and Film

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Friday, October 23 – 25

Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami

Celebrate three days of the arts of the Caribbean and the Americas through art, film, food, music, fashion, and workshops. Part of the proceeds from the event benefits #MiamiDMI, a job training program partnered with Microsoft serving young adults from underserved communities in the field of photography, film, coding, and web design. Admission $10 and weekend passes available. For more info, visit

Event lineup:

Reggae vs Hip-Hop

Friday, October 23, 6PM – Midnight

It’s a cultural mashup and old school sound clash with HMV Sounds spinning reggae tunes vs DJ Self Born representing for Hip Hop lovers.

Opening Exhibit & Film Screening

Friday, October 23, 6:30PM Exhibit Opening; 8PM Film Screening: 8:30PM – Midnight Party

It’s the exhibit opening of Four Seasons featuring a special Dub Poetry reading and booking signing by Sheldon Shepard from the band No Maddz. The film screening features “Latinegra,” a documentary about the Afro-latino community. At 8:30pm, enjoy a multi-genre musical blend of reggae, ska, soul, dub, funk, and hip hop and live art by Will Rodrigues Art. there will also be complimentary rum cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP required at

No Maddz performing live

Saturday, October 24, 2PM – 9PM

It’s two stages of live performances headlined by the reggae group No Maddz hitting the stage along with special invited guest performers. DJs will be rotating throughout the set changes featuring T Lyfe, Graematter, and Kulcha Shok. Other activities include the featured exhibit, kids films, acting workshops, and a Rep Your College talent contest. Admission $10 and $5 with student ID. Free admission from 12pm – 2pm, and children under 12 years old are free.

Super Sunday Poetry Jam, Drum Circle, and Live Music

Sunday, October 25, 12PM – 11PM

The Carb Arts Fest closes out with a big band with live Caribbean music, steel plans, an demure from 12pm – 11pm. There will also be a workshop – Think Like an Entertainment Exec – providing tips for operating in the music industry and presented by industry professionals. Enjoy live Caribbean music, art exhibits, indie films, a culinary corner, kids zone, and a Super Sunday Poetry Jam at 6pm with a $300 cash prize up for grabs.