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The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Presents "Journey: A Musical Celebration" Featuring the Voices of Heritage

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium

MIAMI (March 21, 2017)

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center’s Voices of Heritage (VOH) presents Journey: A Musical Celebration, this Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now $20 in advance and $25 at the door for general admission.

The Voices of Heritage is the in-house vocal music apprenticeship program at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. VOH is celebrating its 20th anniversary through musical selections that honor various eras of the African Diaspora. Special guests include Voices of Heritage alumnae Courtney Mickens and recording artist Gia Wyre. Also featured are DECLARE Dance Ministry, The Ladies of Simply Simone, and the Voices of Heritage Alumni Choir.

Under the artistic direction of Isis Roberts, Supervisor of Arts Education at the Center, VOH strives to develop members’ musical repertoire while enhancing both their music knowledge through theory and application. Roberts’ credits include Music Director, Love Will Come Again; Lola, Gallantry, a One Act Opera; Musical Director and Arranger, Black Nativity and Vocal Director and Choreographer of the Carbonell Awards Recommended show Simply Simone – The Music of Nina Simone. Over the past two decades the VOH has recorded singles, and performed for the Miami Open, the Super Bowl Concert, the cast of Africa Umoja the Spirit of Togetherness, African nobility, celebrities such as P. Diddy and various social and religious organizations throughout the tri-county area.  

For tickets or more information about the Voices of Heritage or Journey, please call the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center at (305) 638-6771 or visit www.ahcacmiami.org.

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The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, part of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, was founded in 1975 to serve as the nesting ground for emerging talent in the performing and visual arts in the heart of Liberty City. By providing quality instruction, inspiration and encouragement to young people within the community, the Center has fulfilled its mission for over 40 years, and everyday creates a means for youth to discover their artistic talents. We are located at 6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142. Visit us online at www.ahcacmiami.org and follow us on social media @ahcacmiami and #AHCAC. It is a policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act. The facility is accessible. To request materials in an accessible format and or/accommodation to attend an event at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, please contact Gloria Wilkins at 305-638-6771 or ahcac@miamidade.gov, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).  
                               
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategic creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and serves its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the County’s art collection. The Department also manages, programs and operates the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, a campus of state-of-the-art cultural facilities in Cutler Bay, as well as Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Joseph Caleb Auditorium and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, all dedicated to presenting and supporting excellence in the arts for the entire community. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning. The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council.