Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator(DVCAI), a staple and supporter of the South Florida arts ecosystem, continues to push boundaries by offering a platform and space for creatives. On Friday, February 4th, at the North Beach Bandshell(7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 33141), they will present a concert headlined by Underground System to the South Florida community. Those who love afrobeat, dance-punk, disco, and electronic music, will be in for a huge treat. Doors open at 6:30 PM Doors, 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.venuepilot.co/events/45116/orders/new.
Miami native Domenica Fossati, Latin Grammy-winning flutist, recording artist, educator, and the front-woman for Underground System, has made a name for herself as a versatile artist. She was influenced by a wide range of musical styles, including jazz, rock, and hip-hop. As a result, her work oscillates between art, music, and pop.
An advocate for music education, Ms. Fossati is a teaching artist with several music programs and is co-artistic director for OneBeat Sahara, a collaborative musical exchange program between artists from the U.S. and Sahara region.
Underground System continues to reinvent their global dance music brand, remaining a force determined to recreate, redefine, and reconstruct. The journey from humble beginnings taking the purist approach to interpreting Fela Kuti’s musical style to an authentically original, internationally touring indie-dance band is a story just beginning to be told.
About Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator(DVCAI)
DVCAI is a revolutionary non-profit based in Miami, Florida, is committed to supporting the Caribbean and Latin American artists by providing a platform to ensure more visibility and ground-breaking opportunities through artist exhibitions, performances, and community events. In a world where intercultural connections and diversity have become a prominent factor in life, DVCAI advocates for artistic individuals to share their perspectives. Teaching and embracing the Caribbean and Latin culture through creative talents is only one of the many ways the non-profit raises awareness about cultural diversity. In addition, DVCAI supports international cultural exchange programs and artist-in-residence programs to provide a whole immersion experience into the varying Caribbean and Latin culture elements.
The 26-year old organization has accomplished much for the rising artists and other Miami residents and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon! The non-profit was recently awarded a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the funding will take DVCAI to the next level by hiring the first Executive Director, Tanya Desdunes.
In addition to being a recipient of the grant, the upcoming collaboration with DVCAI and The Rhythm Foundation will provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in various cultures. Additionally, the event will help fundraise the Catalyst Award – a $5,000 award given to a rising artist to use as a foundation to launch their artistic journey in a new direction. Visit:http://dvcai.org/ for more information.