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The Moment In Time Festival
The Moment In Time Festival is a celebration of African and African/ Caribbean cultural heritage through the arts. The festival began in 1984 as a multi-media family festival, and has evolved over the years into a tribute honoring the memory of a cultural hero with a program that reflects their contributions. Each year the festival pays tribute to a member of our wide cultural community who has passed on, through a multidisciplinary celebration of African arts. The Moment in Time Festival's past honorees have included Mongo Santamaria, Leopold Senghor, Ronald Balogun Love, and Papa Ladji Camara. ZEYBRAH produces the festival in collaboration with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, (our co-sponsor) as part of their Junior Scholars Program. The event is free and open to the general public. The Schomburg, a New York City library located in Harlem, has the largest collection of African related resource materials (books, films, etc.) in the world. The Junior Scholars Program is a free program for qualified youth of color throughout NYC.
The Moment In Time Festival is designed to promote global peace and understanding, often drawing on the rich cultural heritages of Senegal, Nigeria and Cuba. It includes folkloric and modern music and drumming, storytelling and traditional African dance, integrated with a message of peace and unity. More info...
Oceans of Rhythm Festival
Oceans of Rhythm Festival, held in Long Branch, New Jersey for fifteen years is designed to bring diverse sections of the community together, for a family oriented, educational and recreational, multi-media festival, that will expand and broaden the experiences of all those who participate, both audience and artists. It is ZEYBRAH's aim to provide a vehicle for positive community growth and development.
The aim of the festival is to create a cultural tapestry, woven with positive energy, harmonious music and dance, traditional cultural expressions, and the beauties of nature, especially the ocean. By holding the festival in the Long Branch area, we aim to contribute to the revitalization of the community, while celebrating the various cultural heritages that exist there. More info...
Photo by Danni Siminero, Oceans of Rhythm 2017
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