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In Overtown, Art From The African Diaspora

A vibrant photograph of a very young Michael Jackson with poetry written within his afro.  A spirited oil painting of Bob Marley. A bust of an African woman in ceremonial headdress. A moving fresco featuring a ghostly Bill Clinton surveying the devastation in Haiti.

Those are just a few of the pieces on view at Art Africa Miami.

The exhibition, in the heart of historic Overtown, is dedicated exclusively to the artwork of the African Diaspora.

In contrast to the packed Miami Convention Center for Art Basel Miami and the crowds at Art Miami, attendance here at Art Africa is a little light.

"The African American presence doesn't get the exposure, the PR, the artwork of others does," says Howard T. Cash, a photographer whose work is being featured here.

He hopes the crowds make their way over to Art Africa.

"There is some outstanding work here," says Cash.

Christine DiMattei is WLRN's Morning Edition anchor and also reports on Arts & Culture.
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