PROJECT RECLAMATION & PAN-AFRICAN ARTS
Art Under the Oaks -- January 14, 2017
San Pedro Catholic Church: 89500 Overseas Highway (Mile Marker 89.5, Bayside), Plantation Key, Taveriner, FL
Florida Keys Island Fest -- April 1 - 2, 2017
Founders Park: 87000 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada, FL
Florida Gourd Show -- February 26 - 28, 2017
Azan Shrine Center: Melbourne, FL
Afro Roots World Music Festival -- September 3 - 5, 2016
North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach, FL 33141
Camp Africa Florida -- September 29 - October 2, 2016
Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation: 1201 Boy Scout Camp Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898
The Gourd Gathering at Cherokee -- July 28-August 1, 2021
The Cherokee Indian Fair Ground: 545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719
Gourds are vine-growing fruits related to pumpkins, melons, squash, and cucumbers. They occur in temperate, subtropical, and tropical areas around the world, and, like bamboo, are put to a number of uses. Examples of some of the ways gourds are used will be on display during The Gourd Gathering in Cherokee, North Carolina.
The annual event takes place July 28-August 1, at the Cherokee Indian Fair Ground, and features gourd growers, suppliers of gourd-crafting materials, gourd artisans, and gourd-crafting classes.
After an absence of a number of years, Pan-African Arts again will be in the mix with assorted musical instruments and accessories crafted wholly, and in part, from gourds (rattles, xylophones, harps, drums, etc.) as well as teaching two of the various gourd-crafting classes (Make a Gourd Friction Drum and Make a Netted Gourd Rattle) being offered during the event.