Knight Arts Challenge Grant brings ‘Ritmo Doral’ back

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Doral will partner with the Rhythm Foundation for the highly-anticipated, second annual “Ritmo Doral” event on March 31 – thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of Knight Arts Challenge. The Knight Arts Challenge grant is a program dedicated to bringing South Florida together through the arts.

“Our mission with the Knight Arts Challenge is to make art general in Miami, so that people can have high-quality arts experiences wherever they are. In that vein, we’re delighted to help the city of Doral bring Ritmo Doral to its downtown, creating an art hub for the entire community to enjoy,” said Victoria Rogers, VP/Arts at Knight Foundation.

Ritmo Doral is a free, family-friendly cultural event in Downtown Doral designed to bring life and vitality to the new urban core of this diverse municipality through music, art, technology, and citizen diplomacy. This world music concert serves as a strategic platform to strengthen global ties by connecting local artists and community members with peers in Doral’s sister cities and beyond.

The successful debut of Ritmo Doral in March 2017 delighted attendees with free world music presentations and diverse cultural programming featuring renowned performers from the growing city’s creative communities and its sister cities.

For the second annual edition, Ritmo Doral will expand cultural programming and incorporate Augmented and Virtual Reality components that will stimulate and educate attendees and virtually connect Doral to its Sister Cities around the globe.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. They invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Its goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

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