Arts at St. Johns kicks off a busy Convivencia Miami

January 16, 2015 12:47 AM

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Arts at St. Johns kicks off a busy Convivencia Miami

The Arts at St. Johns, a 15-year-old nonprofit arts organization based at St. John’s on the Lake United Methodist Church on Miami Beach, is kicking off a four-month arts and culture project from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday with the launch of Convivencia Miami. Put together by artist Tiffany “Hanan” Madera, who describes the evening as “a post-modern remix of a medieval phenomenon in a local context,” the performance will feature musicians Jose Elias, Joey Zeytoonian, Myriam Eli, Philbert Armenteros and Nestor Zurita; hip-hop artist Mecca aka Grimo, poet Oscar Fuentes, performance artist Luckner “Lucky” Bruno, the Tribu Na’al Gonah dance ensemble and others.

Convivencia Miami, inspired by the medieval period in Spain and Portugal when Muslims, Christians and Jews coexisted in relative harmony, will consist of 13 scholarly talks and seven performances dedicated to exploring tolerance, diversity and collaboration. Under the leadership of Carol Hoffman-Guz...

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