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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: Florida

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

Community Stories

95 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Had the best time ever at your recent function, Umaro Jaan Ki Raat at Walter C Young. Excellent show, well organized, fantastic dances and fabulous cultural family event. Thanks for a great night out.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The event Umaro Jaan Ki Raat hosted by JayaDevi Arts was a phenomenal well put together showe! I received an award for great service to the community, but it's shows and programs like this that makes us performers want to participate in such events. It's was such a lovely evening for the entire family. I brought my children and for a long time they enjoyed the evening and was very entertained. The idea of a dinner and dance formal event was mind blowing. Not often do you see West Indian events like this put together for the community! I was way beyond my expectations, and the program was well organized and put together! The cultural program that was featured showed different aspects of our culture! Thank you all for recognizing me in the community, and in look forward to this organization to promote and bring more shows and events like this to our West Indian community thanks to the amazing Denyse Babolal.

2 Shaina R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This program was certainly beyond my expectations. It was a full house program with an all out cultural program promoting the beautiful students, what they learned and the culture of Bollywood mujra. They set the stage and the mood for the audience as the program promised too. It was fun! I can't wait till next years Jaya Devi arts production!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Jayadevi Arts hosted an event called Umrao Jaan Ki Raat. It was mind blowing!!! For $15 we received Dinner, dessert that was sooo wonderfully moist and tasty, A full 1hour dance recital, and concert for 1hr, they awarded members from the community who preserved and promote our Arts & Culture in South FL. The stage design and centerpieces were jaw dropping. It was a please donating the awards, sodas & water to this organization and WILL continue to support them. Thank you for an amazing experience.... This show was like attending a Broadway play in NY!

2 Kim_86

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jaya Devi arts is a great way for our younger generation to get involved in the cultural community. By Presenting, Promoting and Preserving Indo-Caribbean Arts & Culture in a non profit organization they have done so in various shows, event, cultural and family fun events and concerts. The various dance services she provides are Dance Edu for Kathak and Chutney dance which when they put on a show is really one to watch! They work really hard to promote fun and keep our youngsters from doing other means of things by preserving their heritage and training them well.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jayadevi's is one the best things to happen in South Florida to Indo-Caribbean arts & Culture and everywhere it can be seen. There performances to events that have been hosted have done a great deal to alot of people and have been very enjoyable by many.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Jaya Devi Arts is a non-profit organization filling a much needed void in Florida for the Indo- Caribbean community's culture. I was pleased to know that even though there are few Indo-Caribbeans in Florida ...our rich Indo-Caribbean culture will not die. Jaya Daya upholds the art of dance and maintains the Indo-Caribbean culture to the best of its ability. To know tha Indo-Caribbean Floridians can celebrate holidays like Holi, and Diwali and have cultural dancing and singing and ethnic food will welcome more Indo Caribbeans to the Sunny State of Florida. I would like to congratulate and commend the organizers of JDA and encourage them to keep the culture alive with their dance classes, lectures, shows and cultural devotional offerings! God Bless
-Lakshmee Singh
"Let's Talk With Lakshmee Tv Show"

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

JayaDevi Arts is a group of dedicated, knowledgeable professionals who seek to promote the Indo-Caribbean artistic form of our culture. I consider the group a passionate bunch who would move heaven and earth to keep this aspect of the Caribbean culture alive through education, creation, and exposure. Their efforts if supported by leadership in our community would bring our Caribbean community closer as our culture is representative of every creed and race with which many community residents and citizens worldwide can identify. Let's support the Caribbean arts!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a dancer in Jayadevi Arts for the past 2 and a half years and it has changed my life for the better. The organization has made me a more outgoing and confident person. I was introduced to my fellow dancers who will be lifelong friends. The events that were put on by the organization were successful and portray many aspects of different cultures to the public. I support this organization and hope to always be a part of it whether I am a dancer or member or just supporter.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ive been a Client of Jayadevi Arts Inc for about 5 years now. Its more than just a incorporation, its a family and a growing one too. We as a community need to understand our indo-Carribean different forms of art and Jayadevi really knows how to showcase that. By showcasing different types of dance, celebrations, and also workshops. Jayadevi is not just a dance class; anyone can copy moves from a movie. Jayadevi has the skills to teach, the understanding to help each student prosper and strengthen their weaknesses. I know for a fact the community has seen our formation throughout the years and we will continue to provide outstanding performances.

With that being said, Jayadevi does need help from the community, getting ourselves involved in the workshops we have available, enrolling our children in a dance class, being a volunteer, or even making a small donation. every little thing helps. Hint hint the building of Hoosay is comming out. Dont know about it ask you parents... if they dont know about it bring them to the workshops!!!!!

Race, religion, gender, we don't discriminate.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am writing to share my thoughts and feedback about my association with Jayadevi Arts Inc over the last four years.
Jayadevi Arts Inc is very serious about the preservation and promotion of Indian Art and Culture in the USA. From the many events I attended over the years, I can testify that the standard of performances were very skillful, professional and all inclusive.
This Non-Profit Organization seems very organized and focused on the youths as well as preserving what the elders have to offer. The members are very accommodating, helpful and willing to participate in most Community Charitable events when called upon. From my personal experience of being involved in this sphere for over 35 years in Florida, I am yet to see a more genuine and true Organization that is so dedicated to Culture and Arts preservation.

My congratulations to the leaders and members for taking this bold step in achieving so much in such a short span of time. I wish them best of luck and encourage them to continue the good work they have been doing.And let them be an example of how to promote and preserve Indian Art & Culture in it's purest form.

Bharath Boochoon
Pres. Florida Indian Culture Assn. Inc
Director Trinidad & Tobago South Florida Chamber of Commerce
Founding member of FHO Shiva Mandir
Director Beez Photo & Video.

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

JAI has brought our village culture to the forefront in South Florida, all their presentations are researched in detail with authenticity and accuracy. I am so proud of the work this organizations has done and will continue in this changing nation of a growing Indo-caribbean population. Go JAI!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

JAI- This non- -profit organization promotes and preserves Caribbean culture in South Florida.
The organization educates end entertains through the medium of music and dance.
A learning experience for Caribbean and Non-Caribbean people.
A must see to learn about a rich and diverse culture.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

JAI is the invisible hand that holds the INdo Caribbean community together via Arts and culture.It is a Beacon that guides this community to live vicariously through the Arts and culture, and gives hope and new life to lost but not forgotten cultural and traditional way of life..

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non profit organization really helps the indo Caribbean community prosper. Not only do they have phenomenal dances they also provide workshops to help the community understand our culture. I wish the best for jayadevi arts inc and I hope they get the help they need to keep up the great work they provide for our community.