Jazz at MOCA × Timmy Thomas

Mar. 25 | 8pm

Friday, Mar 25th, 8pm  |  Free Rain or Shine!!!!   Timmy Thomas and the Overtown Soul Review A video posted by Samuel Michaelsson (@thesamplelesson) on Nov 29, 2015 at 11:41pm PST   Lightning Has Struck Twice. Soul legend Timmy Thomas, who serenaded the world in 1973 with his million-selling smash “Why »

Jazz at MOCA × Leesa Richards

Feb. 26 | 8pm

Friday, Feb 26th, 8pm  |  Free Rain or Shine!!!!   Singer-Songwriter Leesa Richards is a storyteller, a soulful voice offering a soundtrack to the narratives of life. Her sound taps into the deep roots of R&B, the poetry of jazz and folk and the energy of rock. Her debut solo »

Language: An Artist’s Perspective

Feb. 20 | 2pm | Instructor: Rosa Naday Garmendia

Using letters, words and Spanglish phrases to interpret and re-purpose meanings addressing contemporary issues   Instructor: Rosa Naday Garmendia, creative thinker and producer Rosa Naday Garmendia is a socially engaged artist whose art making process is fed by her interest in the human condition. For the last 15 years she has cultivated a diverse artistic practice using a »

Spirituality: A Discussion of the Sacred Arts of Afro-Cuban Lukumí Religion

Feb. 27 | 2pm | Instructor: Martin Tsang

  Instructors: Martin Tsang PhD Martin Tsang is a cultural and historical anthropologist with a focus on Chinese people in Cuba and Afro-Caribbean religiosity. His doctoral research investigated Chinese influence in Afro-Cuban religion. Martin is also a Lukumí priest and creates Lukumí bead work. In 2012, Alexander Fernández and Martin curated »

Identity Issues: Nationality and Ethnicity

Mar. 5 | 2pm | Instructor: Dr. Maya Boutaghou

  Instructor: Dr. Maya Boutaghou, Assistant Professor in Modern Languages & Women’s and Gender Studies Dr. Boutaghou is currently Assistant Professor in Modern Languages and Women’s and Gender Studies at Florida International University.  From 2008 to 2010 she was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. »

Jan.7 – 23rd, 2016 | Thu–Sat 8pm Presented By The Basement Project  By Peter Sinn Nachtrieb “Sex to Change the Course of the World” — a grad student’s online personal ad lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of an evening of  “no strings »

Jazz at MOCA × Brian Lynch

Jan. 29 | 8pm

Friday, Jan 29th, 8pm  |  Free Rain or Shine!!!! A vital force and emergent legend within both the hardcore straight ahead and Latin Jazz communities, Grammy© Award Winner Brian Lynch is as comfortable negotiating the complexities of clave with Afro-Caribbean pioneer Eddie Palmieri as he is swinging through advanced harmony with »

The Body: Baartman to Beyonce

Jan. 30 | 2pm | Instructor Dr. Dionne P. Stephens

The Body Baartman to Beyonce: Appealing/Appalling Buttocks in Contemporary Popular Culture Instructor: Dr. Dionne Stephens, Professor of Psychology, FIU   Dr. Stephens’ research examines socio-historical factors shaping minority populations sexual scripting and sexual health processes with an emphasis on gender and ethnic/ racial identity development. Her research is conducted through the Heath »

Identity Issues: Protest Art: (Re)constructing Spaces of Resistance

Jan. 23 | 2pm | Instructor Dr. Alessandra Rosa

Instructor: Dr. Alessandra Rosa, Sociocultural Anthropology, Puerto Rican Studies, Social Movements, National Identity, and Media at FIU Alessandra Rosa is a practicing sociocultural anthropologist and activist researcher. She focuses on social movements, education, national identity(ies), discourses, and how these intersect and are manifested through the media. As a transnational feminist scholar, »