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Lukumi Arts is an interdisciplinary arts collective dedicated to creating innovative projects. Founded (January2008) as an open and growing collective of artists, orisha/palo priests and practitioners, singers, dancers, percussionists, MCs, and producers; we narrate stories that reflect the history, struggles, perserverance and beauty of our community. Amidst a negative array of stereotypes, images and misinformation about Afro-Cuban religions and culture, we communicate the positive, empowering nature of Afro-Cuban arts.



La Sirene at Sanctuary

Chango - La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar from Lukumi Arts on Vimeo.

For this 2017, we will kickoff the year of ever changing politics at the end of the Obama era and beginnings of a Trump Presidency. We have updated our La Sirene sound and video performance based on our first version of La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar that we presented at JACK Dec.1-4th, 2016. New times call for new things as the thaw between Cuba and the U.S. continues, singer/performer Jadele McPherson considers Afro-Cuban and Haitian contributions to the Afro-Atlantic. She creates a musical and theatrical bridge connecting the Cuban-American experience of today with black liberation figures, conjurers and spiritual leaders from two hundred years ago. Scenes of a young Cuban-American woman discovering her own rebellious ancestry are swallowed by music, dance and ritual featuring some of the great dance and music artists this city has to offer.

La Sirene at Sanctuary Feb.17th, 8:30 pm and Feb.18th, 8:30pm at
HERE Arts Center
145 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 647-0202
Sanctuary Shows, Schedules:
La Sirene at Sanctuary Tickets, $20

Co-created by Jonathan Cottle and Adam Salbery in association with Less Than Rent Theatre. SANCTUARY is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.

 To support, please contribute to our GoFundMe La Sirene:


Healing Spaces Presentation/Panel

Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, NJ/Curated by Dr. Courtney Bryan September 27, 2015

SoonIWIllBeDone from Lukumi Arts on Vimeo.