The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is proud to announce the institution’s historic new initiative, a multi-year relationship with decolonial theatre artist, H. “Herukhuti” Sharif Williams, PhD, popularly known as Dr. Herukhuti. The Brooklyn-native is a cultural worker committed to making revolution irresistible through theatre/performance art, filmmaking, poetics, and cultural criticism. The producer-playwright-director has presented work in and around NYC including the New York International Fringe Theatre Festival, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance Blaktinx Festival and Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Afribembé Festival. November 24-25.
Celebrate the close of CCCADI’s five-month-long series Rhythm, Bass and Place and tap into the power and intersection of Black Music Appreciation and Caribbean Heritage Month at House is a Feeling, presented in collaboration with XCLSV Events on June 24th at Sankofa Haus in the Bronx.
East Harlem’s Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute will celebrate Record Store Day at 120 E 125th Street with DJ sets spinning a variety of genres on vinyl, a film screening, and a pop-up shop.
This free event, entitled RnBnP Record Store Day: Diggin’ Through Crates, features sets by DJs Hard Hittin Harry (African/Caribbean) and DJ Kamala (Jazz/House). The event’s pop-up shop with vinyl records and roller skates available for purchase will be hosted by The Shop NYC on Saturday, April 22nd from Noon to 6:00pm.
As the world commemorates Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) launches its latest in-person exhibition entitled,Rhythm, Bass and Place: Through the Lens. Launching on March 17, 2023 with a free public reception at CCCADI (120 E 125th Street, NY, NY 10035), this exhibition, featuring the photographs of New York photographers Joe Conzo Jr. and Malik Yusef Cumbo, explores the moments in which musical styles were created in New York City’s African Diasporic communities. From portrait to photojournalism, this exhibition is a testament to a social movement, a cultural renaissance and a communally crafted sound experience that reverberates worldwide.
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), in partnership with the Friends of Harlem Art Park Alliance (FAPA), is hosting its 4th annual AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL: Sankofa! on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. The free, daylong celebration of Pan-African artistry, intellectuality, and musicality will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Harlem Art Park and throughout East 120th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) announced the signing of a 49-year lease at the organization’s newest location, where they will continue to foster space for cultural equity and racial and social justice in New York City’s arts and culture community. Located at One East Harlem, 201 East 125th Street, the new cultural center will expand CCCADI’s footprint and provide a space where African descendants with diverse cultural expressions and contributions can gather to exchange, search, and affirm their roots.
The Abyss of the Ocean: Cuban Women Photographers, Migrations, and the Question of Race focuses on identity and resistance through the creative practices of five artists living and working in the United States, Mexico, and Spain. The exhibition reveals the experiences and strategies of survival of María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Coco Fusco, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Gertrudis Rivalta, and Juana Valdés within the matrix of Latinx Art. Through their work, these artists challenge the concept of Latinidad and its relationship to Blackness in the modern/colonial project. Unsettling the totalizing definitions of Cuban, Latin American, and Latinx Art, The Abyss of the Ocean presents key photographic series produced since the 1990s. These photographs lay bare the nuance of the artists’ multiple Diasporic identities while confronting racist and colonialist stereotypes of women’s bodies.
Join Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in collaboration with The Shabazz Center for Sou Sou! Saturdays: Our Afrifemme Heritage on Saturday, March 12th from 1:00 to 5:00pm at The Shabazz Center. This event will honor the contributions of women, past and present, to the culture and traditions of the African Diaspora.
Race, Myth, Art, and Justice celebrates a community of voices who illuminate how art continues to serve as a powerful tool for justice. As part of CCCADI’s commitment to public engagement and collaboration, the curators invited thirteen dynamic scholars, activists, artists, and writers to reflect on the exhibition’s works.
The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) are excited to usher in a new chapter in the organization’s evolution with the unanimous appointment of Melody Capote as Executive Director.