Arsht Heritage Fest makes way for West African Beats and Afro-Carib
Jazmine Santillana Feb 8, 2023 Updated Feb 8, 2023
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts kicked off Black History Month with Heritage Fest 2023: Black Resistance, the fourth annual iteration of the event, on Feb. 4 to celebrate the triumphs of the African diaspora, among myriad events throughout South Florida that will do the same.
Heritage Fest commits to promoting social equality and amplifying Black voices as part of the Arsht’s Heritage Project. This year’s theme kicks off the month to recognize the strength and resistance of the diaspora through ongoing oppression.
The festival is traditionally held outdoors to encourage passersby to stop and enjoy the festivities, but this past weekend’s stormy weather forced it to move inside. The larger group activities, such as family story time, dance, music classes and the final concert, were held in multiple-purpose rooms.