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Haitian Creole Symposium | Ann Pale Kreyòl

10.11.18

Symposium on creole

Haiti Cultural Exchange is pleased to curate the closing night of the Haitian Creole Symposium presented by the Haitian-American Foundation for Educational and Cultural Exchange.

Join us for a conversation with Haitian cultural scholar Dr. Nixon Cleophat and visual artist Klode Garoute.

The evening will feature performances by spoken word artist Schneider Laurent and musicians Markus Schwartz & Samba Kebyesou.

Catered reception provided by Grandchamps.

Click here to see the full Haitian Creole Symposium schedule.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 28, 3-7PM
LOCATION: Five Myles Gallery | 558 St Johns Pl | Brooklyn, NY MAP
Take the 2/3/4/5/S trains to Franklin Ave. Walk north to St Johns Place and turn right.

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Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings by Francie Latour at Greenlight Bookstore | Recap

09.23.18

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auntieOn September 22, 2018, Greenlight Bookstore and HCX collaborated to present award-winning Haitian-American author Francie Latour and her book Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings, the story of a Haitian-American girl and the unusual bond she has with her aunt, a painter who lives in Haiti. Through vivid illustrations by Ken Daley and Latour’s magical tale, young readers were transported to a world of beauty and Haitian heroes.

Latour shared readings with families at the Greenlight’s Fort Greene and PLG locations and led an interactive coloring activity focused on Haitian historical figures. 

Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings by Francie Latour is available for purchase at Greenlight Bookstores.

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Strings N Skins at BQLT 7th Annual Bike & Walking Tour | Recap

09.16.18

Photo Credit: Brooklyn-Queens Land Trust

Photo Credit: Brooklyn-Queens Land Trust

On September 15, 2018 at the People’s Garden in Bushwick, Brooklyn, HCX joined the Brooklyn-Queens Land Trust at the final stop of the BQLT Annual Bike & Walking Tour.

Brooklyn-based Strings N Skins, brought the rhythm under the J line as gardeners, community members and families viewed outdoor sculptures and enjoyed a delicious community barbecue, dancing and the last rays of a long summer day.

Strings N Skins celebrates their Caribbean, Latin American and African  heritage through the dynamic and explosive blend of the violin and the djembe. The band was  founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2015 by vocalist and percussionist Okai and Latin Grammy Award Winner violinist Luisa Bastidas.

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Lakou NOU 2018 Collaborative Performance & Youth Activities for Selebrasyon!

05.14.18

Lakou NOU & E43

Lakou NOU 2018 Collaborative Performance & Youth Activities

Lakou NOU 2018 artists Madjeen Isaac, Richard Louissaint, Stefani Saintonge, and Sirene Dantor Sainvil will be merging their artistic talents together to present a collaborative work featuring a youth activities center at the East 43rd Street Community garden, a 501 c(3) non profit organization. Join us for an eventful evening of Haitian drumming, singing, painting, and community youth banner writing about “What does your Lakou and garden mean to you?”

Date/Time: Saturday, June 16th | 4 – 6pm
Location: East 43rd Street Community Garden | 1087 E 43rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11210

A Note From Our Community Partner:

The East 43rd Street Community garden a 501 c(3) non profit organization located at 1087 East 43 street, between Ave I and J, in Brooklyn. It is a 4000 square feet garden featuring a dozen raised beds and a children’s section. The garden is recruiting young people, adults, and senior adults to work with us in maintaining a place where the community to grow food and relationships.

For more information:

Email: e43scommunitygarden@yahoo.com

Website: e43rdcommunitygarden.org

Instagram: @engagedresidents

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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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