HistoryMiami’s South Florida Folklife Center is proud to present the Heritage Spotlight series, an annual artist-in-residence program that highlights Miami-area traditional artists and cultures. Each year, the series showcases three individual artists or ensembles and their traditions. Participating artists share their art through public events, school programs, and multimedia products.
April - June 2014
Founded in Miami, Florida in 1994, the Flipside Kings are an acclaimed B-Boy dance crew. Over the past 20 years, the group has grown into a collective of artists that includes dancers, graffiti/visual artists, musicians, and educators. A longstanding fixture in Miami’s cultural scene, the group competes in international dance events, creates contemporary dance and theater performances, and teaches workshops on various aspects of hip hop culture.
Bahamas Junkanoo Revue
January - March 2014
Bahamas Junkanoo Revue practices junkanoo, a Bahamian parade tradition. The group's performances feature handmade costumes, music, and dancing.
September - November 2013
April - June 2013
While growing up in Boston's Armenian community, Joe Zeytoonian learned to play the oud, a Middle Eastern guitar-like instrument. An oud master, he also specializes in doumbek, a chalice-shaped drum played with the hands.
January - March 2013
September - November 2012
April - June 2012
January - March 2012
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. It is also supported by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Additional funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.