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Brooklyn’s Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon!

04.12.18

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Brooklyn’s Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon! featuring HaitiXNY artist Jehyna Sahyeir & Buyu Ambroise

In collaboration with Council Member Jumaane Williams & Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, HCX will be presenting HaitiXNY artist Jehyna Sahyeir and Buyu Ambroise as part of Brooklyn’s annual Flag Day Selebrasyon!

Friday, May 18th | 6 – 9pm
BKLYN Commons | 495 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
ADMISSION: FREE

RSVP HERE

Haitian Flag Day 2018

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Selebrasyon! is New York City’s only festival dedicated to the promotion of the highest caliber film, dance, music, literature, and visual art of Haiti and its Diaspora. Haiti Cultural Exchange’s 3rd Biennial celebration will bring artists and diverse communities together to experience Haitian culture, its creative foundations, and its powerful legacy.

This year, HCX is pleased to announce that six Haiti-based artists will be participating in Selebrasyon! programming. This is all thanks to the support we have received for our HaitiXNY initiative, which aims to bring more artists from Haiti to present their work.

Download the Selebrasyon! Event List.

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Selebrasyon! Opening Night | Boukman Eksperyans & Paul Beaubrun

04.12.18

Selebrasyon Benefit Concert - NEW

Selebrasyon! Opening Night Benefit Concert featuring Boukman Eksperyans & Paul Beaubrun
Thursday, May 17th | 8 – 10pm
ShapeShifter Lab | 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tickets Here: boukmaneksperyans-selebrasyon.eventbrite.com

Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) invites you to join us for our Selebrasyon! Opening Night Benefit Concert taking place on Thursday, May 17th at Shapeshifter in Gowanus, Brooklyn. We are thrilled to be presenting legendary mizik razin band Boukman Esksperyans as they promote their new album, Isit E Kounye La. Paul Beaubrun has also joined the concert line-up. Stayed tuned for further details on his performance. This celebratory event will launch HCX’s 3rd Biennial Selebrasyon! festival and generate crucial support for HCX’s Ti Atis (“Little Artists”) after-school program at P.S. 189 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Featured Artist Bio: 2018-03-07-PHOTO-00000362
Boukman Eksperyans (HaitiXNY Artist) ushered in a musical revolution with their Grammy-nominated debut album, Voudou Adjae. This brilliant release introduced the world to Boukman’s worldly high energy sound fusing traditional Haitian and Caribbean rhythms with rock and reggae. Voudou Adjae brought the band international prominence and made them spokespeople for Haitian people. Since their emergence on the scene, Boukman has continued to release revolutionary critically acclaimed albums and mesmerize audiences World Wide from Haiti (where they draw tens of thousands of fans per show) to the Caribbean, throughout North America, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Africa both as a headlining act and alongside Wyclef Jean, Femi Kuti, and Baba Maal.

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Selebrasyon! is New York City’s only festival dedicated to the promotion of the highest caliber film, dance, music, literature, and visual art of Haiti and its Diaspora. Haiti Cultural Exchange’s 3rd Biennial celebration will bring artists and diverse communities together to experience Haitian culture, its creative foundations, and its powerful legacy.

This year, HCX is pleased to announce that six Haiti-based artists will be participating in Selebrasyon! programming. This is all thanks to the support we have received for our HaitiXNY initiative, which aims to bring more artists from Haiti to present their work.

Download the Selebrasyon! Event List.

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Krik? Krak! Storytelling & Songs featuring Riva Precil

04.12.18

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Krik? Krak! Storytelling & Songs featuring Riva Precil

In partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts NY, join us for Haitian folktales and songs, connecting children and families to the rich oral traditions of Haiti.

Sunday, May 6th | 12 – 3pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts NY | 103 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014

RSVP HERE

Featured Artist:
Riva Nyri Precil is a music artist, dancer, author, and jeweler. When Precil was 5, she moved to Haiti where she resided for 10 years. While in Haiti, Riva was exposed to traditional Haitian music & culture, which greatly influenced her eclectic music & fashion palette. At the age of 18, Riva moved to New Orleans to attend Loyala University New Orleans where she graduated with a Music Therapy degree. During her time in New Orleans she taught several Haitian folkloric dance class, yoga, choreographed, & performed at various events and benefits functions to aid Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. She also co-founded Li! Li! Li! A reading out loud program in Creole for Haiti’s children who became displaced after the earthquake. Riva also teaches a Haitian folkloric series called Tout Se Pa in New York. Riva’s work embodies the beauty she sees in her heritage through her singing, dancing, jewelry designs and writing. Riva continues to perform in New York City alongside her band Bohio Music.

 

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Selebrasyon! is New York City’s only festival dedicated to the promotion of the highest caliber film, dance, music, literature, and visual art of Haiti and its Diaspora. Haiti Cultural Exchange’s 3rd Biennial celebration will bring artists and diverse communities together to experience Haitian culture, its creative foundations, and its powerful legacy.

This year, HCX is pleased to announce that six Haiti-based artists will be participating in Selebrasyon! programming. This is all thanks to the support we have received for our HaitiXNY initiative, which aims to bring more artists from Haiti to present their work.

Download the Selebrasyon! Event List.

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Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas  at BRIC House

04.02.18

“The Brooklyn-based arts organizations BRIC and Haiti Cultural Exchange teamed up on the occasion of the visual art exhibition, Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas to ask four local thinkers of Haitian and Dominican descent to write about their personal experiences of border between the two nations. What ideas did they grow up with, and what inherited notions are challenged by their experiences living 1,500 miles from the island once known as Kiskeya? The responses grapple with issues of identity, race, stereotypes, and heritage, and share the personal perspectives of novelist Ibi Zoboi, scholar and professor Edward Paulino, immigration activist Albert Saint Jean, and community organizer, artist, and herbalist Suhaly Carolina-Bautista.” 

-Régine M. Roumain, Executive Director at Haiti Cultural Exchange and Jessica Sucher, Senior Manager of Community Engagement at BRIC

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Beginning this month until the end of April, BRIC is presenting a visual arts exhibition that brings together Dominican and Haitian artists investigating the complex relationship between the two countries.

Titled “Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas,” the exhibition features work in a wide array of media by 19 Dominican and Haitian artists, based in both their native countries and in the United States. The artists draw on their experiences of difference, movement, and immigration to create a collective visual narrative that exposes inequalities and stereotypes of race, gender, and sexuality, which have plagued the island since the 15th century. Their work also displays the vitality of the visual arts in their communities. Through the exhibition, exhibition catalogue, and public programs, Bordering the Imaginary will reveal the complexities of a historically shifting transnational border space and the formation of distinct but intertwined nations.

Haiti Cultural Exchange has successfully partnered with BRIC in asking four local thinkers of Haitian and Dominican descent to write about their personal experiences of border between the two nations. Read the essays here.  Writers Ibi Zoboi, Suhaly Bautista-Carolina, Edward Paulino , and  Albert Saint Jean  will share their thoughts about the essays and their experiences  in a public conversation, moderated by Dr. Carolle Charles, as part of the  BRIC OPEN: Borders  Festival.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 28 | 4pm

LOCATION: Gallery at BRIC House | 647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 | MAP

 

ALSO HAPPENING:

Fanmi Asòtò @ BRIC

Lakou NOU 2018 artist resident and co-creator of Fanmi Asòtò, Sirene Dantor Sainvil, will be performing as part of BRIC’s “House Party: Imagination Island” – an event set to ignite your imagination with stories, arts, and games from global island cultures. Fanmi Asòtò will hit the stage at 1:30pm.

Photo by Guitart Photography

 

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 7th | 12-5pm
LOCATION: BRIC House | 647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 | MAP

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Fabiola Jean-Louis, Madame Beauvoir’s Painting, 2018

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