Co Host: Monica Rosales, Executive Director of DOCMIAMI.
Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderele an accomplished Master Percussionist, Visual Artist, Sacred Yoruba Choreographer/Dancer and Arts Educator is Int’l Artist in Residence with the Osun’s Village & African Caribbean Cultural Arts Corridor.
The initiative is a project Of Community Builders HDC, an Int’l Not for Profit/Mutual Benefit OrganIzation based in South Florida.
Through his performances, The Prince reflects on the inspiration for his Sacred Art Forms, Growing up in a West African Royal Family, as well as his experiences in the Creative Industry in the USA bridging Diaspora Community Residents in the United States with their West African Cultural Roots, while practicing his Sacred West African Art forms.
First International Artist in Residence at the Osun’s Village and African Caribbean Cultural Arts Corridor in Miami, Florida
Featured Performer at the 2010 National Folk Heritage Awards, Washington DC
Recipient of the Key to Miami Dade County
Miami Dade County Distinguished Visitor Award
Also Special Guest Chief Styles
I’ve been travelling to Africa for over 25 years. Through these travels I’ve met numerous Life Teachers, Artists. Successful Businessmen and Women as well as Simple Every Day People.
While sourcing Artifacts for Celebrity Clients and Orisha Priests in America as well as sourcing Artisans for items that I designed for the US markets utilizing local Nigerian Materials I would often work with Ceative Industry Practitioners based at the National Museum Complex. As a result of relationships that I established, I would work with the same group of Artists and visit with them on my annual and sometimes bi-annual trips to Nigeria.
During one of these trips I first met Prince Emmanuel at the National Museum Complex where he was performing with a Dance Troupe run by Twin brothers. Twins are Sacred in the Yoruba Culture. It was years later while working on the Osun’s Village Miami-Osun Osogbo Cultural Exchange that Prince Emmanuel Aderele and I began to discuss his travelling to Miami as Artist in Residence at the Osun’s Village and African Caribbean Cultural Arts Corridor…
Chief Nathaniel B. Styles Jr. a Native Floridian of West African and Native American Ancestry, was educated at Universities in the USA and Europe and has travelled to more than 50 Countries throughout the globe. Styles has been bestowed Chieftaincy Titles in Ghana, West Africa-Nana Kwaku Ankobeahene II Aduana Clan (Chief with the Unmoveable Seat) and Otunba Fosungbade of Alayemore Kingdom, Ido Osun Nigeria.