SSF 2016 FEATURED VISUAL ARTIST ALFRENA MOOSA

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SSF 2016 Featured Visual Artist Alfrena Moosa

Spiritually and creatively inspired by music, visual artist Alfrena Moosa calls her body of work “Let the rainbow lead the way”. Within this work one will find multiple techniques being used. Some are blind contour drawings, the illusion of textures, different colors in specific areas, abstraction and so much more. The images that she creates are used inspired by her love for music and her inner clown.  While creating a narrative, her goal is to never limit herself to the simplicity of the everyday artwork that one may see when visiting art galleries, but to always try new things, by using color, lines and figures.

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Alfrena was selected to create Spoken Soul Festival 2016 Goddess.

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Whether she's hosting a spoken word event, music festival, or playing the role of a santera or vixen, Deborah Magdalena makes every emotion super real. This performance artist has acquired impressive TV & Film credits for the past twenty years including Sesame Street (CTW), Apollo Comedy Hour (Tribune Entertainment), Safe Harbor (Warner Brothers), Striptease (Castle Rock), Holyman (Caravan), and For Love or Country (HBO). As a published spoken word artist Deborah has released three CDs, a chapbook, and the spoken word musical FUNKdalena. As an artist-activist she’s the founder of Spoken Soul Festival, a twelve year old, three-day festival that helps women artists go from novice to professionals. As an educator Deborah for the past eight years has led in-school presentations in numerous high schools for the National YoungArts Foundation, is the co-founder of Piano Slam, and led various workshops for local art organizations like Miami Light Project and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most recently and for the seventh year in a row, she was invited by the Arsht Center and Ailey Arts & Education Foundation to serve as the Creative Communication instructor for Ailey Camp Miami.

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