Performing Arts

The African Heritage Youth Theatre Presents the AHYT REBORN Drama Showcase

Fri 23 Jun, 2017

AHYT Reborn is a variety show with both classical and contemporary monologues, scenes, and musical theatre. This will be the company’s first performance in three years. The show includes selected scenes by William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Eric Coble, and Katori Hall. Also, poetry selections from Mari Evans and Tupac Shakur. The African Heritage Youth Theatre is the in-house youth acting apprenticeship program … +


Sankofa Jazz Fest 2017 presented by AHCAC

Fri 7 Apr, 2017 - Sat 8 Apr, 2017

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center’s 3rd Annual Sankofa Jazz Fest features Grammy-winning trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton with trio members, Amina Scott and Joe Dyson in an outdoor concert on Saturday, April 8th,  from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at 6161 NW 22nd Avenue in Miami. Tickets are free, RSVPs are encouraged: Festival goers should bring lawn chairs, lots of … +


The Voices of Heritage Presents Journey: A Musical Celebration

Sat 25 Mar, 2017

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center’s Voices of Heritage presents Journey: A Musical Celebration, under the direction of Ms. Isis Roberts. The Voices of Heritage (VOH) is the in-house vocal music apprenticeship program at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. VOH is celebrating their 20th anniversary through musical selections that honors various eras of the African Diaspora. Special guests will be Voices … +


Playwriting Workshop

Sat 18 Mar, 2017

The African Heritage Youth Theatre presents a playwriting workshop with young, New York-based playwright Deaon Griffin-Pressley. Deaon Griffin-Pressley is a New York City based playwright, actor, director and teaching artist (originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida)  He has studied at the British American Drama Academy (BADA) in Oxford, England.  Upon graduating he has featured in many of Shakespeare’s classics with many Off Broadway … +

Visual Arts

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center presents Friction Fiction

Fri 17 Feb, 2017 - Sun 26 Mar, 2017

The Amadlozi Gallery located at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, in Liberty City; features an amazing new exhibition titled “ Friction Fiction,” brought to you by The Soap Factory (Minneapolis, MN). The exhibit features seven internationally recognized artists and an equally complimentary group of local artists. The animation documentaries and traditional format mixed media art works explore the relationships of personal … +

Performing Arts

Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks

Fri 13 Jan, 2017 - Sun 5 Feb, 2017

Inspired by the true-life story of Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman, the play Venus provides a fictional account of her life abroad in 19th century London. She is lured away from her home in South Africa with the promise of riches and is put on display for British and Parisian audiences. After being sold to the owner of a sideshow known as The Mother-Showman, … +


Simply Simone – The Music of Nina Simone

Fri 19 Feb, 2016

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center presents “Simply Simone-the Music of Nina Simone” an electric new revue based on the turbulent life and rich legacy of this American music icon. The musical features, performers Sarah Gracel Anderson, Toddra Brunson, Deana Butler-Rahming and AHCAC Alum, Ja’Nia Harden. Directed by Teddy Harrell, Jr. Singer, Pianist, Arranger and Civil rights activist, Nina Simone was all … +


African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. 40 years of empowering Liberty City’s community through the arts

Thu 29 Oct, 2015

For four decades, the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC) has inspired thousands of youth through quality arts education programs and outstanding cultural events for children and families. On Saturday, November 14th, this longstanding commitment to developing the artistic talents of young people while serving as a cultural hub for the entire community, will be celebrated with the 40th Sankofa Gala at … +