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Save the Date | PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince Closing Night

10.24.18

Screen Shot 2018-10-24 at 9.57.28 PMClosing night of PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince will celebrate the final viewing of this dynamic exhibition with a DJ set by Haiti-based rara tech DJ Gardy Girault, performances by Sheila Anozier, Tiga Jean-Baptiste
and other special guests.

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PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince brings together the work of over 25 artists working in the Haitian capital. Co-curated by Haitian-American artist and curator Edouard Duval-Carrié and British artist and curator Leah Gordon.

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Fèt Gede at Pioneer Works

10.11.18

hcx fet gedeHaiti Cultural Exchange and Pioneer Works dedicate a night to Haitian Vodou and the ancestral dead with a Fèt Gede.

Live DJ sets by Val Inc. and DJ Sabine, performances by Sheila Anozier and Okai, and a ceremony (10pm) led by houngan Jean-Daniel Lafontant.

Fèt Gede celebrates ancestors, death and life by venerating the pantheon of gede lwa (spirits) through music, dance, food and offerings.

The gede are said to be the liveliest of all the lwa, the polyrhythmic sounds and fast-paced movements of the dancers are used as further attractors for them to manifest themselves here in the realm of the living. Each and every sacred object and performance is an invitation for the gede to travel to this realm as well as to honor and celebrate them. The Vodou-inspired artworks included in the PÒTOPRENS exhibition currently on view at Pioneer Works highlight the extent to which the religious practice inspires and feeds Haiti’s artists. A fèt gede further highlights this link between Vodou and art by activating the object’s divinity.

Free! $10 suggested donation
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DATE/TIME: Friday, November 2, 7PM-12AM
LOCATION: Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street | Brooklyn, NY MAP
Take F/G trains to Smith-9th Street Station or B61 bus to King Street stop. Or take the NYC Ferry from South Brooklyn (SBK) to Red Hook/Atlantic Basin.

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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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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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