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October 14th : HCX joins Satellite Magizine in a conversation about cities, culture and politics


Join HCX and Satellite Magazine as we discuss culture and politics within beautiful New York City. Each talk features an in-depth look at a single city, alongside interviews, art and nonfiction.  Speakers will discuss public-interest design, naturally occurring cultural districts, and more.

This talk will feature:

Régine M. Roumain, Executive Director of Haiti Cultural Exchange
Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Photographer of Willets Point
Karen Kubey, Executive Director of the Institute for Public Architecture
Caron Atlas, Co-Director of Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts of New York

DATE / TIME: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 | 7:30pm-9pm. 
LOCATION: The Way Station | 683 Washington Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238 Google Map

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Mizik Ayiti! was a success yet again! – by Alain Balan, HCX Program Intern



Collaborating with the Brooklyn Museum on August 2nd as a part of their Target First Saturdays Series, vocalist Melanie Charles was the center of attention for an audience of over 300 people of all ages and with an interest in Haiti and Afro-Caribbean culture. Charles’ soulful voice and equally gifted band, Rat Habitat, vibed with the packed lobby, and excited the children who danced right in front of the stage. Unmistakable in her set was her Haitian pride, noticeably tying the nation’s flag to her microphone stand and speaking and singing in Kreyòl. Leading the engaged crowd in reciting the words “Sa Fè La Pèn” (that makes me sad), Charles took the audience on an emotionally beautiful ride, as the song tells the story of a mother who recently lost her child. Toward the end of her set, the vocalist brought out guest performers, including Haitian-American and Brooklyn based MC, Farrah Burns, as well as Tiga Jean-Baptiste, a Haitian-born multi-talented instrumentalist performing on the didgeridoo.

The Mizik Ayiti! Summer Concert Series is an ongoing effort by Haiti Cultural Exchange to bring emerging musicians of Haitian descent to the forefront of the New York City performing arts scene.

We thank the Brooklyn Museum for this ongoing collaboration and look forward to seeing you at our next Mizik Ayiti! event on Saturday, August 23rd!

Continue to visit for information on future events and check out some of the photos, courtesy of Richard Louissaint, HERE.

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HCX | Collaboration: KaNu Dance Theater’s Episodes of Haiti at the Queens Public Library


Kanu at qpl

Haiti Cultural Exchange in collaboration with the Queens Public Library present KaNu Dance Theater’s Episodes of Haiti.

KaNu Dance Theater will perform Episodes of Haiti, a 3-section, full length program about Haiti’s culture, history and current situation through an exciting combination of poetry, live music, traditional Haitian folklore, and modern dance, with choreography by Jessica St. Vil.

KaNu Dance Theater began performing in 2003. It has appeared at Hofstra University, Brooklyn Museum, Barnard College, Columbia University, St. Francis College, the New York City French Institute, Henry Street Settlement Theater, Long Island’s African-American Museum and the Brooklyn Library among others.

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DATE / TIME: Saturday, June 28th, 2014 / 1:30pm
LOCATION: Queens Public Library- Flushing Branch, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355
Train: 7 to Main Street (last stop)
LIRR: Port Washington line to Flushing-Main Street
Bus: Q12, Q13, Q17, Q19, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q26, Q27, Q34, Q44, Q50, Q58, Q65, Q66

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Selebrasyon! :: Dance


Evolution | Revolution : A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Haitian Dance

04_Cumbe_logo_lockupsPresented in collaboration with CUMBE: Center for African & Diasporan Dance, join HCX for a panel discussion with dancers Goussy Célestin and Julio Jean on the evolution of traditional & contemporary dance in Haiti and the Diaspora. Discussion will be followed by a participatory dance demonstration.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 14th, 2014 / 5 – 6:30pm
LOCATION: CUMBE: Center for African & Diaspora Dance, 558 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Map

Mutation X062 | Installation & performance by Maksaens Denis

RICH0738Experimental digital and performance artist, Maksaens Denis will perform “Mutation X062” with dancer Gelan Lambert and discuss his career while sharing insights on his digital media technique.

Mutation X062 represents the evolution of Denis’ Mutation X0 series. Hinging on the exponential nature of mutations, the pieces respond to new environments, performers, social or political developments, and advancements in technology.

Maksaens Denis was born in Port-au-Prince. He studied at l’École Supérieure d’Audiovisuel in paris and graduated in 1992. He creates installations that juxtapose video montage and sculpture and has collaborated with choreographers and dancers to bring audiences a different perspective on video. In 2004 & 2011, Denis participated in the Biennale de Cuba and Venice with the exhibit “Haiti Royaume de ce Monde.”

DATE / TIME: Friday, June 20, 2014 / 7 – 9pm.
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St Johns Place Brooklyn, NY 11238 Map
ADMISSION: Free.$10 suggested donation.

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