Alexis Caputo

  • Alexis  Caputo
© Alexis Caputo
Poet, Storyteller
Principal country concerned : Column : Literature

The AFRO Diaries series, authored by Ms Caputo, offers a window into the miscarriages women endure, whether addressing the critical issue of race, class, gender, identity, cultural, human rights, social issues and other concerns creating conflict and inequality in society.

Receiving the endorsement from the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system this year, she said, effectively marks it as an esteemed arts in education project.

"The AFRO Diaries series and women's collective is to foster a movement by a heritage of women, serving women and girls from all walks of life. Multicultural and inter-generational audiences can benefit from this movement nationally and internationally," she said.

Ms Caputo, who also teaches university classes on Caribbean/West Indian cultural dance, is now preparing to take the AFRO Diaries on an international tour.

The project is scheduled to be presented at Broward College for Black History Month in 2015 and the Little Haiti Cultural Centre in Miami, which has partnered with AFRO Diaries for a March 2015 performance in honour of Women's History Month.

Ms Caputo said the tour, which includes performances, workshops, residencies, presentation partnerships and collaborations, has garnered interest from several universities and colleges.

Meanwhile, next up for the AFRO Diaries series is a special look at Junkanoo.

"A new play is under development comprised of Junkanoo elements as theatre, dance and music, documentary, screenplay, sophomore music compilation and visual arts project. The corporations Utrecht/Blick Arts and Home Depot are official sponsors and community partners for the visual component," she said.



  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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