15.2 C
New York
Sunday, September 25, 2022

Pics: Maxwell, Lion Babe, Justine Skye, Estelle, Bilal & More at MoCADA Masquerade Ball

Maxwell

In Brooklyn New York, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), celebrated its 16th anniversary of serving the community through the arts with its 2nd annual MoCADA Masquerade Ball held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Lepercq Ballroom. The annual Spring Gala fundraiser is aligned around an annual campaign to raise monies for community programs and to continually fund the development of their new larger museum in Brooklyn.

MODEL NAUSHEEN TAI MODEL

The MoCADA Masquerade Ball celebrated individuals who have positively influenced the Contemporary African Diasporan Arts and the community, including Derrick Adams who received the Artist Advocacy Award, The Rockefeller Foundation who received the Philanthropic Advocacy Award, and Studio One Eighty Nine Founders Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah who received the Social Justice Advocacy Award. The MoCADA Masquerade Ball was hosted by Tai Beauchamp and Emil Wilbekin and featured honorary Gala Chairs: Maxwell and Estelle. Celebrity guest attendees included Lion Babe, Justine Skye, Fab Five Freddy and more. The MoCADA Annual Gala attracts individuals from New York’s most distinguished artistic and professional communities. This year, additional attendees included: Artist Kehinde Wiley, American fashion designer Charles Harbison, Isolde Brielmaier (Director of Contemporary Art Initiative, Westfield World Trade Center), Joi Brown (SVP Marketing & Brand Partnerships Atlantic Records), Kevin Parker (New York Senator),  Legendary Damon, DJ MOMA, Laurie Cumbo (MoCADA Founder and New York City Council Member), Nausheen Shah (Fashion Influencer), Brett Johnson (Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated film The Butler) Zia Khan (Rockefeller Foundation) and more.

MOCADA JUSTINE

ESTELLE BILAL ARTIST

FAB JILLIAN

During the MoCADA Gala’s VIP Cocktail Reception, guests enjoyed a specialty cocktail menu that featured Martell Cognac favorites. Guests also were treated to an intimate performance by R&B artist Bilal as well as live art by Nigerian visual artist Laolu Senbanjo.   MoCADA uses art to strengthen community, both locally and internationally. Through exhibitions and programming, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora, and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture. Serving both youth and adults, MoCADA challenges the traditional definitions of the museum, using art to impact lives both within its physical walls and throughout the wider community.

Related Articles

Celebrate Young Dolph’s Heavenly 37th Birthday w/ new single “Hall of Fame” (watch video here)

In honor of Young Dolph's 37th birthday, Paper Route Empire shares Young Dolph’s first posthumous single “Hall of Fame.” The song is classic Dolph,...

STYLE.ME Partners with XRSPACE to Bring Digital Fashion to the Metaverse

The industry-leading 3D fashion technology company, STYLE.ME and the company pioneering the next generation of visual reality in the metaverse, XRSPACE, have announced their strategic partnership...

Ever thought about moving to the UK: American’s top 5 questions answered by legal experts

As the prospect of living abroad can appear rewarding, many Americans are turning their attention to Europe for a new life. This is particularly...

Stay Connected

0FansLike
0FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

Celebrate Young Dolph’s Heavenly 37th Birthday w/ new single “Hall of Fame” (watch video here)

In honor of Young Dolph's 37th birthday, Paper Route Empire shares Young Dolph’s first posthumous single “Hall of Fame.” The song is classic Dolph,...

STYLE.ME Partners with XRSPACE to Bring Digital Fashion to the Metaverse

The industry-leading 3D fashion technology company, STYLE.ME and the company pioneering the next generation of visual reality in the metaverse, XRSPACE, have announced their strategic partnership...

Ever thought about moving to the UK: American’s top 5 questions answered by legal experts

As the prospect of living abroad can appear rewarding, many Americans are turning their attention to Europe for a new life. This is particularly...

Steve Madden Announces Second Quarter 2022 Results

Steven Madden, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHOO), a leading designer and marketer of fashion-forward footwear, accessories and apparel for women, men and children, today announced financial...

Machine Gun Kelly and Vevo release Live Performance featuring Glaive (watch here)

Vevo, the world's leading music video network, releases Machine Gun Kelly’s Official Live Performance of “more than life” featuring glaive. Official Live Performances are...
%d bloggers like this: