Jude Papalokos Jakmel Art Gallery is well established in the Haitian community as a bastion of vodou-inspired art and music. Now the proprietor wants to embrace the many other cultures that make Miami such a deliciously diverse place to live.
We want to offer something for everyone in the community. Spanish dancing, hip-hop, African music, Haitian, Afro-Cuban drumming.... Were open for everything, says Papaloko. In that all-inclusive spirit, Jakmel is now offering flamenco classes taught by Ana Miranda, founder of the Arts Compás Flamenco Ensemble. Students are asked to sport closed-toe shoes with a short heel. Female students should wear a long, wide skirt.