Black Art Matters

Enjoy this showcase of young talented black artists amplifying their voices in our community. We encourage you to share their talent and support.

EVERY THURSDAY AT 6:30 P.M.
CityZen Garden – 400 Datura St.

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FEBRUARY 1
Bianca Rosarrio  

South Florida’s very own Bianca Rosarrio is an international jazz singer with a captivating voice that can melodically narrate her audience through a journey of sultry expressions and powerful climatic crescendos. She infuses her style with the ease of jazz, the honesty of blues, the nostalgia of the standards and the dynamics of soul. The conception of the often-sought-after songstress’s talent began at an early age while studying musical theater at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL. She was eventually discovered by well-known German music producer Frank Farian and signed to his label working in Germany and touring around the world. She has performed and provided entertainment in 17+ countries including landing prominent shows in Bangkok at King Power MahaNakhon; the tallest skyscraper in Thailand. Now back in the states, she can be seen performing at multiple resorts and private events. 

Bianca can create an atmosphere where her crowd is no longer just watching a show, but seamlessly becomes part of the show they came to enjoy! Her recent accolades included honoring and paying a special tribute to legendary Josephine Baker in the City of Miami Beach, in which the Consulate General of France congratulated Bianca on her outstanding sophisticated performance on Josephine Baker day and dubbed her the new “Josephine”.
Instagram: instagram.com/biancarosarrio   

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FEBRUARY 8
Tim Dukes 

South Florida native, Timothy Dukes is truly a Jack of all trades with a passion to save the world through each one! Timothy is a saxophonist, pianist, singer, vocal coach, life coach, and a future author. With intentionality to reach people through his gifts and talents, he is taking over the community by storm! 

Timothy is currently a Creative Arts Instructor for the nonprofit Digital Vibez, which mentors students through technology, dance fitness, and the musical arts.  

Timothy relies solely on his faith in God, as well as his family and friends that he holds close. With his much-anticipated upcoming book “I Choose Faith”, Timothy is determined to spread hope and practical wisdom on getting back to the root of exercising and building your faith.  

Through music, Timothy has played for a plethora of political figures, religious figures, and quite a few weddings and other events that require live music.  

He hopes to continue to impact the world through music, public speaking, and future books that he’ll be releasing!
Instagram: instagram.com/ichoosefaith   

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FEBRUARY 15
Von Archer 

South-Florida-based hip hop artist. With a culturally diverse style – Von is a man that has evolved and attracted success over the years. From his collaborations on “Cassius” and “Elevate” with recording artist Doxamillion to hit “Viva A Sua Vida,” Archer boasts thousands of monthly listeners on the music streaming platform Spotify. He hopes for his music to do more than just entertain, he wants to make music that embodies excellence and evolution.   

As artists, we have a responsibility to create music that inspires because the youth listen to music, so I stand for pushing our culture forward, instead of the usual drugs and violence. You don’t have to rap about killing to prove yourself,” 

Instagram: instagram.com/thatsvonarcher   


FEBRUARY 22
Branndi Lewis 

A graduate from the University of Florida, Branndi studied Dance & Dance Composition and obtained a Bachelor’s of Science from the College of Health & Human Performance in 2013. Upon graduation she attended the Pedagogy program at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater where she received extensive training in the implementation of Horton technique education. 

Branndi began her 8-year journey as a Dance Educator at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in 2015 when she was invited as a Guest Choreographer which she then accepted a full-time position teaching horton, contemporary, improvisation, dance career preparation, dance history and composition. In 2022, she was invited to choreograph for the Professional Division of The Ailey School, in which the institution commissioned a new work. During her fall semester with The Ailey School, Branndi also instructed contemporary dance repertory lectures at Marymount Manhattan College. 

In early 2023, Branndi founded her own dance education and mentorship program called GroundedWPB; an arts & equity program curated to individualize dynamic dance education & mentorship to equip aspiring professionals for advancement in the arts. This program is specially designed for families within the underserved community in order to serve as a resource for quality training and mentorship.
Instagram: instagram.com/branndileww   

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FEBRUARY 29
Jashua Sa-Ra 

An award-winning performance poet, author, event producer, host, lecturer, playwright, teaching artist, graphic designer, and musician. As an active artist in his community, he has produced and/or hosted several critically acclaimed performance events, including a festival in Brooklyn, NY, open mic venues, showcases, slams, and a variety of special events. He has published two CD’s and a DVD of his poetry, two books of poetry, and three math books. 

Jashua has been creating and implementing arts-infusion curricula for over 20 years. He has worked from kindergarten to university level, including special needs groups and correctional facilities. For over a decade he has been the Artistic Coordinator for the annual Spring Residency at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, FL.  

Mr. Sa-Ra’s work outside of stages and classrooms is still artistically inclined. He’s been involved in healing arts for over 20 years, as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Holistic Health Consultant, which has greatly influenced his teaching work. He has integrated his many aptitudes into each other and refers to himself as a Communications Artist to embody the purpose of all his work.
Instagram: instagram.com/earthiopian   

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