In military Danny Asberry El become the only Draftsman of Moorish-American or Autochthonous descent in the military, then later a government liaison and mass communications specialist, an assignment to Asia left him forever changed. He experienced true freedom of expression due to the kind nature of the people he has met around the world. He was even surprised to find out that people half a world away knew of his ethno-nationality and history .
After completed seven years of his military service, Danny returned home to Texas, where he experienced hardships and culture-shock due to racism, people’s general lack of knowledge, the housing crisis and soon after Hurricane IKE passed through city causing flooding, wind damage and widespread power failures. He then joined AmeriCorps to train in community building to pull communities together after the aftermath. During this time the groups that he was assigned to help, helped him instead. In the midst of going through so much despair, a local Houston Community asked him to create a festival and a created the A-Fest. The A-Fest attracted Houstonian’s that were from all over the world and since no one had a concentrated place to collectively tell their stories through the art at the time, he was asked to keep it going. This helped Asberry El to heal the shock that he felt when he first arrived in Houston in late 2007. Based upon first hand experiences of what is needed to provide cultural storytelling and inclusion beyond government programs, while honoring the communities that were rebuilding, Danny established and founded Solel Intentional.
VISION AND GOALS
Build 3 – 4 nationally recognized cultural station facilities to allow us to better fulfill our mission and serve our growing waiting list of patrons.
Stabilize and enhance arts and cultural relationships through education, support, and inspiration using short-term programming.
Inspire and motivate the local and international community to recognize and offer support, mentorship, and care for artistic,historical and cultural inclusion.
What We Do
Solel International is a 501(c)(3) organization that strives to ignite passion for human environmental unity and empowerment through the Arts, Culture, History, Media, Diversity and professional services. In our dedication to improve quality of life of all people, we facilitate innovation through arts and culture to municipalities, communities organizations and individuals at their core level.
Our Work Serves to Prevent The following
Our Work Combats
Self placed limitations
adult and juvenile crime
compounded disparities and marginalization
some handicaps namely autism
We use our methods to
Expand the experiences of the underprivileged and overlooked all over the world creating a more open global and local impression
Restore confidence and connectedness
Expose others to the creative spirit diversity has to offer
install self discipline and self -worth
Mediums associated through which our methods are used
Arts and Community Consulting
Cultural Showcases and Productions
Cultural Arts and Martial Arts Classes on Demand
Professional Service such as Money Management and others
Creative Arts Employment and Programs
Community Projects that involve art and the environment
Artistic and Literal Historical Displays via the web or physical
Civic Beautification and Project Consulting