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Jayadevi Arts Inc

Rating: 4.87 stars   45 reviews 877

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture

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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person 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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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1 person 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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2 people found this review helpful

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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2 people found this review helpful

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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2 people found this review helpful

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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2 people found this review helpful

Jayadevi Arts is a VERY unique organization Florida is very Lucky to have. Jayadevi works very hard in uniting a stubborn community like the Indo-Caribbeans. They dont support financially and they look for all the faults to magnify, but that NEVER stops Jayadevi!!!! The still keep it going.

The United Phagwah/holi Celebration in March was very good and growing every year getting better and better. 4years growing and getting better and better
The Hardcore chutney with great artists from Trinidad & Suriname was fantastic all who missed it you are a fool!!!! Best Chutney show!
Last year the first Indo-Caribbean Musical dance drama with a cast of 40 artists and 2 venues if you missed this well you miss out bad!!!! Plus it was funded but the County and State !!!! Which Indo-Caribbean Organization funded but BOTH county and State????
There maybe a few technical stuff they have to work on but thats small stuff with any organization. Give This organization HATS OFF !!!!!! Our community is VERY difficult and if the Director didnt have a strong back bone she would never make it 7 years strong.

This is one of the BEST Indo-Caribbean organizations i have see in a very long time and I cant wait to see what else they have coming up!!!!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

it was great participating in the United Phagwah Holi Celebration in Florida March 2015. I was amazing to see Florida Indo-Caribbean people uniting in a great festival. It was nice to meet sooo much people from different countries. Thank you for the opportunity to represent our country Suriname in Florida.

Jayadevi is soooo such a great job in promotion Indo-Caribbean culture and arts in America

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Jayadevi Arts has boosted the indocaribbean culture here in the US by teaching not only different styles of dances that link us to our traditional roots in India but also encompasses the mystic of the Caribbean culture. Most artiste are of a Caribbean background. In keeping with cultures it passes down to the younger generation the traditions that our elders have lived so well ... both in religion, stories and dance. For example our recent HOLI festival .... even on a rainy day as we had ... the crowds attended.
I am a board member and also an artiste. I am 58 year old and it's good to see that Jayadevi is keeping traditions alive.

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

our guru (teacher) Denyse is doing a wonderful job ... however we need a bigger space for practice ... I guess this would come in time ...

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Thank You Jaya Devi for bringing such artistic and cultural extravaganza to us here in Florida. I enjoyed the show and to let you know that in portraying the years gone by it made my children understand some of the things I tell them how I used to live back home. Bringing dance into the play made it so much more entertaining and having groups from different islands bringing the talent of their respective countries was also quite enjoyable ... enjoyed the variety of artist preformed.
Bring more shows like this one... mohan

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

be more punctual

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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