Jali Jainaba Mbye

Jali Jainaba Mbye is Coming to America from The Gambia!!!

We are still awaiting approval from the USCIS but wanted our community to know what to expect in 2023.

Delou Africa’s Art Ova Seas cultural exchange program will feature Jali Jainaba Mbye, the daughter of the world renowned late Jali Alagi Mbye and Jali Mariama Saho from The Gambia, West Africa. Our Arts Ova Seas cultural exchange program identifies how the timeless tradition of West African folklore influences the diaspora. Jali Jainaba will share the culture, customs, history, heritage, philosophy, and traditions of The Gambia through 5 community seminars, a six-session artist in residence series at W.J. Bryan Elementary, and teach Gambian dance, song, and history classes to Delou Africa members and the community. Exact event dates are to be determined based on the issuance of her U.S.Visa. Stay tuned for further details.

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ONE rhythm, many beats.
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Arts and Culture in The Gardens

2023 Arts and Culture in The Gardens

In 2023 Art and Culture comes alive in Miami Gardens as Delou Africa, Inc. presents Arts & Culture in The Gardens. The Arts & Culture in The Gardens series offers multiple opportunities for residents of “The Gardens” and greater Miami-Dade to engage in high-quality cultural arts experiences with professional artists.

Arts & Culture in the Gardens includes three events:

  • Big Mask Fest – January 14, 2023 (12noon – 4:00pm)
  • Art & Storytelling in the Gardesn – February 25, 2023 (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
  • Family West African Dance & Drum class in The Gardens – June 18, 2023 (1:00pm – 5:00pm)

Location: Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex
3000 Northwest 199th Street – Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Reserve Your Spot: CLICK HERE

presents “Connectivity”
August 4-6, 2023