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6pm EST for a virtual event filled with cultural nourishment for the mind and soul, presented to you by @iofcusa
African Diasporic connection, spirit and love are abundant as we announce the featured artists for the July La Ceiba Festival - Daymé Arocena and Pablo Dewin, from Havana, Cuba. @daymearocena @pablodewin.raw
Their presence at La Ceiba Festival can be summed up with the Yoruba words “Ashe” and “Alaase.” Together, their beautiful personal and professional partnership will evoke power, command and control of their creative spirits (Ashe) and summon the life force to effect the change that we seek (Alaase). Daymé’s soul-stirring voice and presence, and Pablo’s visionary work as a multi-media visual artist, will interpret songs from Daymé’s current album “SONOCARDIOGRAM,” which she describes as “a journey through her own life history.” Несколько presentation is produced by ALAFIAfilms, founded Daymé and Pablo.
Daymé is a Grammy-Nominated, JUNO Award-Winning composer, singer and choral director. Her voice evokes comparisons to Celia Cruz and Aretha Franklin, and is described as “one of Cuba’s finest young jazz singers.” Pablo’s work can be found from photojournalism to international art exhibitions, including in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with Brazilian artists Lucas Gervilla and Rodrigo Contijo in the “Casa Galeria” a commentary on deconstruction across Latin America.