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Jayadevi Arts Inc

Rating: 4.85 stars   46 reviews 937

Address:

7401 Nw 16 St St 301A Ste 301A Plantation FL 33313 USA

Mission:

JayaDevi Arts Inc (JAI) preserves, teaches, and presents the arts and culture of Indo- Caribbean communities from Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica, Suriname, and other parts of the Caribbean living in the South Florida area. JAI works to rejuvenate Indo-Caribbean cultural and artistic life and to restore self-esteem to this new American community. JAI stimulates original and artistic creativity such as fusing traditional classical arts form with modern non traditional styles, especially among the younger generation of Indo-Caribbean youths born in the United States. JAI's Cultural skills and artistic craftsmanship emerge from year-round workshops between tradition-bearers, master artists, scholars and young students. . JayaDevi is specifically concerned with the activities and development of community youth. Here JAI's goal is to strengthen community infrastructure support and create the environment necessary for youth to develop into well rounded young adults.

Target demographics:

promote, preserve, unite, educate and present Arts & Culture from Trinidad, Jamica, Guyana & Suriname

Geographic areas served:

South Florida

Programs:

we provide Dance classes in Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Chutney & Rajdhar. A Womyn's Support Group United Phagwah/Holi Celebrations theater productions

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have attended several shows hosted by Jayadevi, leaving NYC just to reminisce about he good old days. That's what Jaya devi does. The organization bring back the good old days, the old times. Makes you remember how it was so that we can take our children back to where it all started. Some of the things we had forgotten even. But that's what Jaya devi does. Does not let you forget what our ancestors brought to the Caribbean, for us, for our identity.

 
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Wow Jayadevi was given an opportunity of a life time!!!! to participate in a photo shoot for Broward County Public Arts & Design 40th Anniversary. Jayadevi Executive Director was awarded the Diversity and Inclusive Award and received the award from Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner. So far 2016 is heading in an amazing direction and hope Jayadevi continues to fly!!!

 
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The United Phagwah/ Holi Celebration was spectacular!!!! Another amazing event! The Group from Suriname was fantastic and the dance style from Suriname was very interesting and incredible. Thank you for exposing use to our rich culture and art forms, we didnt know existed from the other Indo-Caribbean countries. The participation from the other organizations and the partnership from the Broward Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers was a FIRST in our community!!!! It was a great accomplishment to have the Broward County Co-sponsor this traditional culture. This is the first time this kind of event received funding in the US.

Thank you Jayadevi Arts for keeping our cultural alive and exposing and educating the larger American community what out little countries have to offer.

 
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Jayadevi's Umrao Jaan Ki Raat was the talk of the town!!! The stage was transformed to the courtyard from the Movie Umrao Jaan, the students created their own solo dancers which displayed their skills and level of learning, the local singers Shaina Rashid, Vidya Gosine, Neera Maharaj and Neil Persad were exemplary and the guest artists Headliner Amit Inderdeo was exceptional and engaged the crowd they loved him!!! International Dancer Zaman razzled and dazzled the audience with his costumes changes, Wings prop, and great facial expressions. Indian Goddess Sundari--- a drag queen did a fantastic Mujra dance!!! The audience request the same performance a 2nd time back by popular demand! Which non profit Arts Culture organization recognizes and award members of the community for their outstanding achievements and dedication to the community??? Jayadevi did!!! The awards were not corporate standard awards but something that was artsy and would stand out in their collection of awards/trophies.

Jayadevi Arts a 5 year 5013c organization have been make WAVES in South FL. This event is just the beginning ...... In 5-10 years their vision is to have the first Indo-Caribbean Cultural Center in SFL !!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Need more passionate volunteers, committee members and board members

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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We are soooo Happy and great full for an organization like Jayadevi Arts!! They show are unique and of high standards. They teach the younger American born they heritage of the parents, and the immigrants who havent been home in years a nostalgic feeling of our culture, arts, festival and shows. I wish them more and more success for the great work they are doing!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would grant them a permanent home or cultural center

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Jayadevi Arts Inc continues to reach new heights in unifying our diverse community and breaking barriers that divide us. Broward Cultural Division Public Art & Design Program is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and in honor of the anniversary, JAI was the only Indo-Caribbean organization invited to showcase public art in Broward County.
As JAI continues to accumulate accolades and recognition (County and State); it is also growing internally and empowering our Indo-Caribbean youth to embrace their culture to help propel them.
Congratulations JAI! Really excited to see the upcoming events!

 
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I attended JayaDevi's Umrao Jaan ki Raat event last Saturday and I must say, I left with a feeling of anticipation that I can't wait for the next event. It was an evening showcasing the phenonmenal talent of our Indo-Caribbean Community. The performances were top notched and you can clearly see the level of dedication and committment that went into making this event the success it was. If this event is any indication of the what is in store for us from JayaDevi, then I know our culture will continue to prosper and forge a new identity in South Florida. JayaDevi Arts Inc is not only bringing cultural awareness to the community through visual and performing arts but also teaching and mentoring the dancers to be independent and confident young ladies. Congratulations on a phenomenal job and wishing JAI continued success in 2014!

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I have been a member of this Organization for 2 years and I have personally seen the phenomenal growth of JAI in such a short time. They have never lost focus of their mission statement and continue to grow and educate our community through the Arts. The caliber of their Indo-Caribbean theatrical productions continues to exceed expectations.
For my nominal donation, I get so much from JAI; to me it's an investment in my children's future. The group continues to mentor and train dancers in awareness, discipline, self confidence and professionalism through the Arts.
A vivacious bunch of people with a common goal...preserving Indo-Caribbean culture.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand throughout the country.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Jayadevi Arts Inc dance groups is phenomenal. .... preserving bhakti devotional dances, folk dances, classical dances in kathak barathanatyam, or a fusion of the two styles, chutney, soca chutney n soca. I feel very proud this organization tell the world who are indo Caribbean arts and culture..... keep up the good work jayadevi dancers and we, the community, are proud u really going international and higher!!!!!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Jayadevi has become an outstanding organization in Florida. They need more support from the community, foundations, corporate and government. They are doing amazing things that should be appreciated and recognized more.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Jayadevi is an organization that's doing great things. ... keeping the traditional aspect in Phagwah celebration and a clean family events, having traditional chutney music n dance display at their events and unique shows. Great to be a part of this great organization.

 
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Jayadevi Arts Inc is the only Organization in North America promoting Suriname traditional music Baithak Gana, and Dance Londa Ki Naach to the world on a high level. The United Phagwah Celebration is in the traditional way preserving it and teaching the children of tomorrow that Phagwah or Holi is not our culture not a party like everything else.
Jayadevi is the managing entity and ercord label for the Baithak Gana Warriors in Suriname South America always pushing us to new heights, new boundaries and new territories. We are soooo appreciative and thankful for such as organization as JAI. We wish them all the success and hopefully we the members of Baithak Gana Warriors will be right at their side. Good Luck and all the best!!

 
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Jayadevi has been growing at a fast pave. At only 7 years old this organization went to suriname south America on Sept 19 2015 in a 6hrs chutney n presented 22 dances!!!! The dancers are few but chosen students to be with Jayadevi...

Jayadevi hope to be performing more on an international level and doing more collaborative work with other organizations in the community and internationally.

In 2016 that process will begin starting with "Ganges meets the Niles" where afro and indo Caribbean music and dance come together on 1 stage displaying their commonalities and differences

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Jayadevi Arts thank you for all you have done for us. Your support, your encouragement to go higher, and all the events you arrange for us. We truly appreciate it n very proud to be a part of JAI family. Thankshe million for being our management company and our record label FROM BGW

 
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This organization is doing such great things and need to be appreciated a bit more. They uphold traditional art from the Caribbean.

 
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