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Jayadevi Arts Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Performing Arts

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

Community Stories

73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

nyseedevi

Board Member

Rating: 5

Jayadevi Arts is a one of a kind organization.... They are year round dance group, celebrating 10 years of existence and 7 years with the United Phagwah/Holi Celebration!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The 1st Parthiv Shiva Lingam Puja I was soooooo Impressed! It was the first of its kind and it made history in USA.... I wish more people in the community would support these events.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jayadevi Arts is an organization that is exceptional. They need to go bigger better and further! The dance choreographies are amazing! The United Phagwah is getting better and better. Their musical dance dramas are of Broadway level but they are not funded enough! We need to help this organization get more funding. They are doing such great things but the majority dont see this. I wish they all the best in the future and how they grow to new heights. Tony Ramkeesoon

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am very grateful and will always support Jayadevi and the great work they do locally and internationally! Jayadevi is my Managing agents and have been doing exceptional work for 4 years. I am very proud to be a part of this wonderful organization! Jai Ho ! from Pt Kalpoe

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I performed at the Ganges meets the Mile event Sept 10, 2016 @ Miramar Cultural Center. Coming from Suriname South America it was my first time performing in such a great Stage/Theater. it was a great show!!! Nancy St Leger and Jayadevi dancers were the Best!!! Love the Moko Jumbie dancers they dont have like that in Suriname. Jayadevi keep up the great work and thank you for having me as a Singer in such a high class show.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jayadevi Arts for 10 years have been wowing the South Florida community!!! We are so proud of this small organization for all the GREAT work they accomplish! They are small but Very Mighty!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Attending & performing in "Cosmic Dancer Tandava" was my 1st Jayadevi Arts Production, which featured a talented showcase of dancers, singers and musicians. The stage settings, costumes and props were outstanding. Most importantly Jayadevi's expert coreography was coordinated impeccably. My experience has been enlightening and I look forward to future endeavors with this non profit organization and members.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since I’ve come in contact with JayaDevi I have learnt so much. I’ve gained knowledge and a better understanding of Indo-Caribbean culture, spirituality, and Hinduism. I’ve also obtained a stronger sense of confidence and courage through performing on stage in front of audiences. My experiences have been priceless and I would absolutely encourage anyone who is seeking to be a part of something bigger to join this organization which is also very family orientated. Jayadevi also plays a big role in giving back to the community. So not only will you achieve great experiences, you can help spread and share it with others locally and internationally.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Jayadevi arts helped Saraswati Devi Mandir with a fantastic Navratri and Divali show ..... the dancers were fantastic thank you guys so much for all you do

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I attended an amaxing performance in July 2018 ... Cosmic dance what a show it was the best ever good one jayadevi

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jayadevi performance at Shiva Mandir Divali Show was wonderful!!! They grace the synchronicity and body movements match the music great job

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is doing fantastic things for the community in ways no other is doing!!!! Hats off the an incredible Phagwah celebration!! All other Holi or phagwah are watered down, degrading, always have a fight or police attending or have nothing to do with the true meaning of holi or our culture. The ancestor program wow didnt know we were freed from Indentureship 100 years ago this was interesting and educational to know. The dances are top class and represent each country top of the line!!!! No one else or organization doing these kind of thing or this level of work!!! The Director Denise B is blessed!!!! Her concepts and ideas and unreal and marvelous .... Cant wait for anything they do .... All millionaires, state, county, donors, professionals, and philanthropist need to donate and give more to this organization!!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Had a wonderful time at the holi event march 18th thank you for providing us with ancestry information I leaned a lot from the 100 year anniversary. Thank you Denyse and Jaya Devi

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for providing us with ancestry information was wonderful to know. Never knew about it. Thank you Jaya Devi and Denyse

Client Served

Rating: 5

Had a great time at the holi even march 18th thanks to Denyse and Jaya Devi

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Had a wonderful time at the holi even march 18th thank you Denyse and Jaya Devi

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It was a great event that served the purpose of educating the community on "What is Holi?", as well as bringing different community members (broward, palm beach, etc) to showcase their talent and celebrate the festival of colors while still preserving the culture. Overall, the event was very successful and full of entertainment.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Had the great opportunity to perform for their Holi show in Lauderhill. The event stayed true to the real meaning of this religious holiday and I would definitely go again and would encourage others to come along as well. They also hired a group all the way from Suriname and they were phenomenal. Everything was well organized and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great Holi event. family oriented and focused on the true essence of the celebration

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It was a great event I experienced in Florida with Jayadevi Arts on March 18. The only organization receiving sponsorship from Florida State and County in the Indo-Caribbean community. It was a pleasure for me to participate. The Hamare Purvaj was a great experience. I had to call the elders in my family to get an ancestors song and came up with "Batohiya". A song our ancestors used to sing while planting rice and sugar cane reminiscing about their homeland. The Phagwah section it was amazing to see the American born youths so involved. Jayadevi gives them a platform to express and showcase their talent. Hats off to Jayadevi for having a clean no alcohol Pandit approved Holi/Phagwah. The Best Holi festival in the traditional way. Great to be apart of this event and this organization. Thank you for representing my country Suriname my country's music Baithak Gana and dance Londa Ki nach. Nice to see all the Youth in Florida doing Suriname music!!!! i feel blessed!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wow I attended a great event March 18 3 segments in 1 day 1 event!!!! Totally enjoyed the ancestors the music reminded me of my grand mother and great grand mother. This segment had me emotional and took me back to great memories of my ancestors. The holi segment was clean family oriented and truly appreciated. Jayadevi Arts U are doing great things for our community keep it up....