MIAMI – On Thursday, June 5, Pérez Art Museum Miami celebrated Caribbean-American Heritage Month with a free concert by Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, who presented a preview of their upcoming Colors of the Caribbean Festival performance.
The evening, hosted by Channel 10 News’ Neki Mohan, was attended by more than 600 visitors who danced underneath the stars, enjoyed Caribbean themed food and libations by Stephen STARR Events, and toured PAMM’s Caribbean focused exhibitions, Caribbean: Crossroads of the World and Edouard Duval-Carrié: Imagined Landscapes.
Earlier that evening, PAMM held a private reception recognizing the Caribbean Consular Corps, which included guests Kevin Lyttle, musical artist; Asa Sealy, CEO of Caribbean-American Heritage Florida; Laura Quinlan, director of the Rhythm Foundation; Franz Hall, Jamaica Consul General to Miami; Cheryl Gaile Thompson, Barbados Deputy Consul General to Miami; Colin Mayers, Barbados Consul General to Miami; Willie Logan Ph.D., president & CEO of Opa-locka Community Development Corporation; Debra Owens, associate director of Port of Miami; Margaret Harris, president of Belize Association of South Florida; Wesley Kirton, former Guyanese diplomat; and Caribbean: Crossroads of the World exhibition artists Ada Balcácer, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Glexis Novoa and Marisa Tellería. Remarks toasting the evening were made by PAMM Director Thom Collins and Caribbean Bar Associate President Alison F. Smith.
Lauderhill Steel Ensemble was presented in collaboration with Caribbean-American Heritage Florida and The Rhythm Foundation, with support provided by J.P. Morgan. Free first Thursdays was made possible in part with support provided by Knight Foundation.