Celebrate Black History Month with Concert

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Celebrate Black History Month with Concert

(Miami, February 2, 2015) – The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center presents An Evening of Praise: Our Story through Song, a gospel concert with an impressive 150 voice youth choir in honor of Black History Month, on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Mt. Hermon A.M.E Church, 17800 Northwest 25th Avenue in Miami Gardens. Showtime is 6:00 PM and tickets are $20.00. Ticket reservations are available through the Center’s website: www.ahcacmimai.org and by phone at (305) 638-6771.

An Evening of Praise: Our Story through Song explores the inextricable link between gospel music and the black life experience – from the African shores to the present – and reveals how music and the church play an integral part in shaping Black History in America. Under the direction of the Center’s musical director, Isis Roberts, the concert features Voices of Heritage, the resident youth choir of the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center as well as prominent alumni of Voices of Heritage, and special guests from the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E) Southern Conference Youth Choir, and the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) Florida Eastern Youth Choir. These outstanding collective choirs and talented gospel vocalists from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties will collaborate to create a powerful 150 voice choir that unifies both counties through song.

An Evening of Praise: Our Story through Song is a part of “Sankofa: Looking Back, Going Forward,” a year-long series of events and performances that bring alumni back to the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center to inspire the next generation of talent, in celebration of the Center’s fortieth anniversary with funding support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.

Single tickets and group rates are available. For more information about upcoming events, or the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, call (305) 638-6771 or email: ahcac@miamidade.gov.

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The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, part of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, was founded in 1975 to serve as the nesting ground for emerging talent in the performing and visual arts in the heart of Liberty City. By providing quality instruction, inspiration and encouragement to young people within the community, the Center has fulfilled its mission for almost 40 years, and everyday creates a means for youth to discover their artistic talents.

It is policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act. The facility is accessible. To request materials in accessible format and or/accommodation to attend an event at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, please contact Gloria Wilkins at 305-638-6771 or ahcac@miamidade.gov, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service)

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences.  The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and serves its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the County’s art collection.  The Department also manages, programs and operates the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, a campus of state-of-the-art cultural facilities in Cutler Bay, as well as Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Joseph Caleb Auditorium and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, all dedicated to presenting and supporting excellence in the arts for the entire community. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning.  The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council.

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