While an ever-evolving multigenerational legacy of Afro-Latinidad is illuminated by art movements drawing inspiration from magical realism, fantasy and a new emerging Afro American and Latin leadership across disciplines, the African diaspora continues to pursue and push for global human rights and social justice.
To this day, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of equality and justice for all imbues artists to consider and promote a deeper understanding of the historical and actual inequalities that prevent a more just society from emerging.
eMeLe-K aims to bring attention to the observance of domestic/international human rights, with an emphasis on healing, reconciliation, and a better future shared by all.
The eMeLe-K project is a heartfelt cultural homage to Dr. King’s legacy curated for Teatro LATEA by former New York Public Librarian, LES community member and author Rodger Taylor and Miguel Trelles, co-Executive Director at LATEA.
Taylor and Trelles initiated this project in 2018 but Rodger Taylor passed away after the 2019 edition.
As a whole the project provides a forum where Afro-Latinos, African Americans and all who believe in Dr. King’s life example and respect his memory can actively engage in artistic exchanges that celebrate the Civil Rights movement in the US and the tremendous contributions that Afro-Latinos have made and continue to make in society.
Román Díaz y su Ensamble & Juan Caballero.
Pop Geometric paintings and drawings incorporating
cubism and realism with references to Afro-Cuban roots.
Rumba, Art & Poetry +
Cuban Dance Class
Georgina Morillo / Rayneris Medrano
Emerging Playwrights Crystal S. Roman (Black Latina)
Lourdes Burke (4SZNS) present curated segments of their plays as
Maria Torres O’Connor interacts with the work, their process and
the playwrights and cast!
Black Latina cast:
Gisela Jacques / Christopher Leon Zeylaya / Kyla Besett
MUJERES / Women In-Process
Compilation of dance, song and comedy
celebrating each day as
an opportunity to chase freedom!
MME Entertainment is a multi-genre management and
company representing artists from all over the world and producing
plays, comedies, concerts, and more.
New Xra Story / D’Neah / Freddie Ricks
A Dreamer’s Dream
Films curated by Patrik Mosquera
Rodrigo Cuervo & Zumaya Mayers Caicedo
Afro-Colombian Cinema Night
Horizons by Maestro Sanbone imbues the aesthetics
Afro-Brazilian music that evolved from Salvador de Bahia
with jazz individualism.
Based in the Afro Brazilian Jazz
Sinuhé Padilla-Iaunza (guitar, bass, vocals)
Franco Pinna (drums)
George Sáenz (accordion, trombone)
Argelia Arreola (dancer, choreographer)
Machi Betancourt (dancer)
Miguel Zenón +
Reinaldo de Jesús
y La prueba del Ritmo
Dwayne Beach, Milteri Tucker, William Tucker;
Tatiana Montes, Lauren Caccaro,
Mayah Lourdes Burke,
Javan Zapata, Dylan Bivings, and more.
Join us for An Immersive evening of Music, Song, and
Dance celebrating our
AFRO LATIN ORIGINS. Beginning with Dance workshops in Afro-Latin Jazz
& Latin Hustle, all levels are welcome. Bring your dancing shoes and get
ready to DANCE!
Featuring Music from DJ Edwin Rivera.
Sol of El Barrio Celebration
You may be interested
in our upcoming events!