AFRICAN DIASPORA ARTISTS MAKING SURE THERE’S A LEGACY

Repeating Islands

Whether their ancestors experienced the tragic transatlantic slave trade or not, Americans of African descent are as varied as folks from Cleveland or Jamaica, Haiti or Brazil or Trinidad. February’s 28-day Black History Month is not enough time to recall the significant contributions of the African Diaspora to the development of Americas, particularly as it relates to the cultural arena, Alexis Caputo reports for The South Florida Times.

The strong pool of people enhancing the arts’ viability, cultural experience, educational resources and community development for the diaspora in South Florida and internationally include Jamaican nationals Rosie Gordon-Wallace, director and curator of the Diaspora Vibe Arts Cultural Incubator, and Neil Hall, architect, designer, cultural activist and founder of the Urban Collective.

Gordon-Wallace, one of the most respected gallery curators and directors in the southeast United States, wants to make sure there is legacy. For her, connecting people of the diaspora…

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