South Florida Celebrates Female Artists with the 5th Annual Spoken Soul Festival Taking Place During Women's National History Month and International
Support Women Artists Now Day
The Three Day, Spoken Soul Fesitval Aims to Celebrate, Inspire and Empower Women Through the Arts Showcasing over 15 South Florida Artists and Community Service Art Initiative
The Fifth Annual Spoken Soul Festival sets to celebrate female artists during National Women's History Month and International Support Women Arts Now Day (SWAN Day) from March 30 through April 1, 2012. The event is one of 55 international events that celebrates women artists on the last Saturday of Women's History Month and is organized by WomenArts, a worldwide community of artists and produced locally by South Florida art advocates.
Spoken Soul Festival's mission is to produce an annual festival that will help advance the careers of a variety of women artists including poets, fine artists, photographers, filmmakers, and designers. Spoken Soul Festival features three events: SWAN Community Program, SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 5 on SWAN Day, and the Vanessa Baez Memorial Women's Brunch.
On Saturday, March 31, Miami's art community will embrace the female creative spirit showcasing over 15 artists including music, poetry, art and design at the beautiful Moore Space in the Design District.
"The Historic Moore Building in the Miami Design District is the perfect venue for this year's Spoken Soul Festival. Now in it's fifth year, the Festival has grown exponentially, expanding its reach and supporting some of the best women artists in Miami. We are pleased to provide such a venue in support of Spoken Soul Festival this year as in years past so that the Festival can continue to grow and have a positive impact on Miami and beyond," said Tiffany Chestler, Curator and Manager of The Craig Robins Collection.
Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 5 will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Moore Space located at 4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 200 in Miami 's Design District. The event is free for both participating artists and the public and will be hosted by Chanel, Clear Channel radio personality for 9.39 MIA and MEGA 94.9.
"This is my favorite event of the year! It's such an honor to be a part of Spoken Soul Festival and SWAN Day. Every year there's a new group of talented women that leave me in awe," said Chanel.
Singers such as local favorite Antonia Jenaé, top selling poet, Haiku Death Match Miami Champ 2011 and featured author of Hialeah Haiku, Elena Santayana, NFAA's YoungArts star visual arts discipline coordinator lonijae (Loni Johnson) along with emerging DJ, photographers, and designers are set to blaze The Moore Space with talent, grace, color, and living art.
FRIDAY, March 30, 2012
SWAN Community Program Benefiting The Safespace Foundation
SWAN Community Program is a special invitation only, community service event that empowers young girls and women through the arts. The SWAN Community Program 2012 beneficiary is The Safespace Foundation, a non -profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the advocacy of domestic violence victims and survivors.
All teaching artist interested in volunteering please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY March 31, 2012 6pm - 10pm
SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 5 | SWAN Day
15 South Florida women artists will be showcased, celebrating women artists on SWAN Day, an annual event that take place on the last Saturday of Women's History Month (March).
The Moore Space | Miami Design District
4040 NE 2nd Avenue - 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33137
SUNDAY April 1, 2012 11:30am - 2:30pm
Spoken Soul Festival's Closing Special Event
8th Annual Vanessa Baez Memorial Women's Brunch
"Celebrating Everyday Women with Extraordinary Courage"
Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence at The Safespace Foundation
Mister Collins | One Bal Harbour Resort
10295 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
Price: $40 per person. Includes brunch.
Valet Parking: $5 with Restaurant Validation
Guest Speaker: Elena Linares of RazzleDazzle Barbershops
Spoken Soul Festival was inspired by a call for support by WITASWAN (Women in the Audiences Supporting Women Artists Now) and WomenArts, a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to helping women artists all over the world. SWAN Day has officiated itself as the female artists holiday with over 700 SWAN events in 21 countries around the world. WomenArts has recognized SWAN Day Miami as one of the top five SWAN events worldwide, considered one of the largest and most effective in training and supporting the participating women artists.
"I am honored and humbled to work with such an amazing production team, to feel the embrace of such a supportive art community and to be surround by to much inspiring talent,"said Deborah Magdalena, critically acclaimed actress, spoken word artist and Spoken Soul Festival founder.
Since its launch in March 2008, the festival has been awarded proclamations from the City of Miami Beach, Miami Dade County and the City of Miami as well as a City Of Miami City Seal. Featured artists have been commissioned or featured for shows during Art Basel Miami, Gibson Guitar Showroom, Hardrock Café Las Vegas, New York Fashion Week, featured in Women of The World Poetry SLAM and Gen Art's Fresh Faces Miami as a result of theirexposure.
More information at www.spokensoulfestival.com.