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Sing In YOUnison – Interactive workshop with Kunya Rowley

June 12 at 3:00 pm

FREE

Join tenor Kunya Rowley in a joyful workshop of singing together! Everyone’s voice is welcome! Participants will learn three songs to be performed at the final performance on June 24th. You are also encouraged to come prepared with a folk song, anthem or other song that represents your culture, identity or personality to the workshop to share in an “open mic” portion of the workshop and recorded to be part of the final performance!

What is In YOUnison?

Join IlluminArts, Vizcaya, and our entire community, for a month-long workshop experience culminating in a performance event that will include music, spoken word, and fashion. Free community workshops, led by writer and poet Arsimmer McCoy, arts and culture thought leader Kunya Rowley, and fashion designer and fiber artist Pangea Kali Virga, will give participants the opportunity to create and shape a communal performance. The culminating event, taking place on June 24, 2022 in the gardens of Vizcaya, will highlight what it means to feel welcome. Participants are encouraged to lend their voice and their style as we celebrate diversity, both at Vizcaya and our community, in unison.

In YOUnison is the 2023 installation of community-built and community-performed artmaking at Vizcaya (internally, we call this initiative our Participatory Public Art project). What started with artists from Processional Arts Workshop to create Whirl in 2016 all the way through WEAVE in 2019. In 2021, local artist Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo created Spectral Vizcaya in 2021 and takes its next evolution in partnership with IlluminArts to welcome the community In YOUnison.

To promote inclusion for all, Vizcaya ensures that all community programs, after-hour and weekend events for locals, feature activities that are physically accessible to all visitors. While not all areas of the estate are wheelchair accessible, community programs are purposefully located in areas without stairs or that can be accessed via a ramp.

Kunya Rowley
A Man of color wearing a bright yellow shirt in front of a black background

KUNYA ROWLEY, a South Florida native, is a community, social impact, and artistic leader in Miami, FL. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Hued Songs, a non-profit that celebrates Black culture through the arts. Kunya is also the Director of Music Access, Arts, & Culture at The Miami Foundation, leading the Foundation’s efforts to make music education & the arts more accessible and equitable in Greater Miami.   His artistic credits include performances with Magic City Opera, Slow Burn Theatre, Opera Naples, Florida Grand Opera, Orchestra Miami, Klezmer Orchestra, and M Ensemble.

In 2017, Kunya was the recipient of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge grant, which propelled the founding of Hued Songs. Since its founding, Hued Songs has gone on to produce performances across South  Florida, providing a platform on which Black & Brown artists can be seen, heard, and paid and working to remove community barriers to arts access. He is a member of the NAACP Miami-Dade chapter, as well as the GMCVB LGBTQ Tourism Advisory Committee.

Through his work, Kunya seeks to build community through music and to be a conduit for accessible arts across a multi-cultural platform.

IlluminArts understands the community’s desire to experience traditional art forms in innovative and exciting ways. Founded in 2013 to present world-class performances of classical music to Miami’s vibrant audiences, IlluminArts collaborates with museums, galleries, and other community organizations to present curated, site-specific programs of music. Following a growing desire to highlight social justice issues in our programming, we recognize the power of the arts to inspire thought, dialogue, and action by exposing audiences to performances that not only entertain, but also engage and inspire change.

Funding is provided in part by The State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Miami-Dade County and the Anthony R. Abraham Foundation.

To promote inclusion for all, Vizcaya ensures that all community programs, after-hour and weekend events for locals, feature activities that are physically accessible to all visitors. While not all areas of the estate are wheelchair accessible, community programs are purposefully located in areas without stairs or that can be accessed via a ramp.

To promote inclusion for all, Vizcaya ensures that all community programs, after-hour and weekend events for locals, feature activities that are physically accessible to all visitors. While not all areas of the estate are wheelchair accessible, community programs are purposefully located in areas without stairs or that can be accessed via a ramp.

Details

Date:
June 12
Time:
3:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
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Venue

Vizcaya Village
3250 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129 United States
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Organizer

Christopher Rodriguez
Phone:
13058608443
Email:
Chris.Rodriguez@vizcaya.org

Details

Date:
June 12
Time:
3:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Categories:
,
Register

Venue

Vizcaya Village
3250 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129 United States
+ Google Map

Organizer

Christopher Rodriguez
Phone:
13058608443
Email:
Chris.Rodriguez@vizcaya.org