Friday, September 27th
6 – 7pm: MOCA Contemporary Dialogues
6:45 – 7:45pm: O,Miami / Salsa on the Plaza
8pm: Jazz at MOCA
MOCA CONTEMPORARY DIALOGUES | What it Means to be Hispanic in America Today?
6 – 7pm
Moderated by Antonio Martinez, former district director of Dade County Public Schools, this thought-provoking panel discussion will feature Hispanic artists of various mediums including N.J. Perez, author of “Heart of a Cuban,” visual artist Edison Penafiel, and singer Leslie Cartaya.
6:45 – 7:45pm
O, Miami, Miami’s premier community-based poetry initiative, will be reciting Zip Odes and promoting community engagement through poetry readings and writings during the course of the evening. Guests will have the opportunity to indulge in a pop up picnic patio featuring some of South Florida’s favorite food trucks and enjoy a bar provided by Café Crème. The US Census will be on-site conducting giveaways and more.
Enjoy free salsa lessons on the plaza.
JAZZ at MOCA | Leslie Cartaya
Free. Rain or Shine.
Cuban-born artist Leslie Cartaya began her solo career with “No Pares,” a 19-track production of Latin American musical rhythms. With the release of her first album, Leslie placed fifth on the Miami Latin ReverbNation Charts and was nominated for the 2013 Latin Grammy as Best New Artist.