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You'll have a chance to see for yourself at the Caribe Arts Fest.
The showcase mix of fashion, jewelry, fine art, sculpture, music and film will take place Friday through Sunday at Las Olas Riverfront. The event is free and open to the public
“Caribe Arts Fest aims to be a special affair showcasing some of the hidden treasures of the Caribbean,” says event spokesman David Muir in a press release. “The diverse community of South Florida will surely be able to appreciate this celebration through the arts.”
There will be a fashion show by Da’Moi Productions as well as concerts in the Gazebo from 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday featuring artists including local reggae band Jahfe, German reggae artist Mamadee, violin duo Sons of Mystro and soulful singer Alana DaCosta.
The festival has partnered with Frank Theatres Stadium 15 to show indie films. On Friday at 8:30 p.m. there will be a screening of “One People” documentary celebrating Jamaica’s 50th anniversary by director Zachary Harding. Saturday there will be showings of “Free Swim” (about coastal people not knowing how to swim) at 11 a.m.; “Taboo Yardie” (about Jamaican homophobia) at 1:30; “Brianna” (the plight of a kidnapped girl in a whorehouse) at 3:30 p.m.; Disturbed (a psychological thriller) at 5:30 p.m. and “One People” again at 8:30 p.m. Sunday will have a repeat showing of “Free Swim” at 11 a.m.; “Taboo Yardie” at 1:30 p.m. and “One People” at 3:30 p.m.
Friday the festival hours are from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The address for Las Olas Riverfront is at 300 S.W. 1st Avenue and Brickell Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
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