Zest for Education of Youth Brings Rhythm Arts and Humanities
Zest for Education of Youth Brings Rhythm Arts and Humanities

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In conjunction with the City of LONG BRANCH Office of Community and Economic Development & The City of Long Branch Department of Recreation; part of the OCEANFEST, an all-day community celebration culminating in a grand fireworks display


When: July 4th, 2016, Monday, 4pm

Venue: at the stage in front of the, Garfield statue, behind the Ocean Place Hotel, Ocean Promenade. All are welcome to join workshops and musical procession!


Oceans of Rhythm Festival 2014 photo by D Siminerio
Oceans of Rhythm Festival 2014, photo by DSiminerio

Artists: YAKAR ROOTS from Senegal, UMARA NAVES from Brazil, MZUME & O.R.E.

Monmoth Arts

1 Ocean Blvd, exit 105 GSP, or a short walk from NJ transit Long Branch station.

INFORMATION: ZEYBRAH@aol.com, Telephone: 732-571-6545


Highlights from the 10th Annual Moment in Time Festival
’Mama Africa’ - A Tribute to Miriam Makeba

    DVD Featuring:
  • South African cast members of Broadway’s The Lion King led by Bongi Duma
  • Duma Ndlovu, Guest Speaker, Playwright, Poet, Producer from South Africa
  • Yakar Roots and Rhythms African Drum and Dance Company from Senegal
  • Amma McKen, 2009 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage award recipient
  • Tunde Odunlade, Nigerian artist, musician, and lecturer
  • Artists include: Tony Sidras, Khesswa, Tsidi Manye, Mar Gueye, Alioune Faye, Ousmane Sall, Monseur Diop, Electra, Fashina Mira, and Jimmy Cruz
  • Bonus Track! Footage of Miriam Makeba performing in Havana, Cuba in 2005
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Welcome to ZEYBRAH

ZEYBRAH is a not-for-profit, community based, cultural organization which creates quality programs for (a) cultural exchange between people of diverse cultures, and (b) experiential learning in the arts. ZEYBRAH draws its resources from cultures around the world, with emphasis on the cultural expressions of the peoples of Africa and the Caribbean. Our goal is to share with audiences the vitality and beauty of these cultural heritages in ways that are educational, entertaining and uplifting! We emphasize the inter-active components of our programs, and cater to all ages with programs specifically designed for the entire family.

There are two primary areas of programming:
(1) Art Expositions, which include art festivals, live performances of dance, music and drama, multi-media art exhibits, video and film screenings.
(2) Training and Education in the Arts, which include workshops in music, dance, drama and visual arts, lecture-demonstrations, panel discussions, educational trips, and communications-media training.

ZEYBRAH has been organizing quality folkloric events since 1984 with artists that are top in their fields. Through our well-researched and innovative presentations, folkloric expressions from places such as Cuba, Brazil, the Caribbean, U.S.A., Nigeria and Senegal come alive!