Caribe Arts Fest returns to Fort Lauderdale

Caribe Arts Fest 2013

A post by Peter Jordens.

Now in its sophomore year, Caribe Arts Fest brings the essence of the Americas and the Caribbean to downtown Fort Lauderdale through art exhibits, independent films, music and educational workshops.

Taking place October 17-20, 2013, the festival has collaborated with Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Broward Cultural Division and the City of Fort Lauderdale to showcase the cultural differences in the county. Early bird admission is $10, available online.

Positioned as a destination event, this four-day celebration will consist of industry professionals facilitating educational workshops; international artists, such as Haitian artist Eduoard Duval Carrie and Dillard High School celebrating their 10 year anniversary of “The Indigo Room – The Revival”; and Caribbean filmmakers, such as Dalton Narine from Trinidad screening his Carnival documentary, “Mas Man.’’ These events will be held at NSU’s Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.

Musical performances, art exhibit stations, tasty cultural cuisines and a kid’s art zone will be available on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Esplanade Park, Downtown Fort Lauderdale. In addition to the talents of local musicians and drummers, the park event will have the melodious sounds of Afro Cuban funk from internationally acclaimed band, The Spam Allstars and conscious reggae from Jamaican band, Rootz Underground.

This event is endorsed by the Greater Ft Lauderdale Visitors and Convention Bureau, City of Fort Lauderdale, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida Power and Light and the Broward Cultural Division.

Detailed times and schedules are available online at


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