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June 26th: Frisner Augustin Memorial Drum Festival

06.03.15

MakandalJoin La Troupe Makandal on Friday, June 26th for a night of music by new drummers inspired by legends such as Ti Kelep and Azor.

Now in its second year, the annual Frisner Augustin Memorial Drum Festival takes its inspiration from Makandal’s memorial tribute to the Master in June 2012, just months after his passing. The festival takes place at Roulette in Downtown Brooklyn, an elegant state-of-the-art concert hall dedicated to the celebration of music. The annual event, which aims to showcase the best of Haiti’s contemporary drummers, realizes one of Maestro Augustin’s long-held dreams.

Rele Ountò (Call the Sacred Drummer) 
Featuring Sanba Kebyesou, Fanmi Asotò, Rara Solojha, The Makandal Drummers with Taïna Ligonde, and a new video short about the legendary Ti Roro

DATE/TIME: Friday, June 26th | 8pm
LOCATION: Roulette | 509 Atlantic Avenue | Downtown Brooklyn | MAP
ADMISSION: General – $18 | Student/Seniors – $15 | $20 at the door.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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June 20th & 21st: Kriye Bode 10 Years of Celebration

06.01.15

Kriye BodeKriye Bode is a term that signifies the call to participate, calling people together to dance, sing, drum, and rejoice in the energy of life, as a community. As the artistic founder of Kriye Bode, acclaimed choreographer Peniel Guerrier has dreamt of bringing this Haitian experience to the people of New York.

Join them on June 20th and June 21st for a weekend of Dance, Drum, and Celebration! Honoring household names such as:

 Carole Demesmin • Jeanguy Saintus • Mimerose Beaubrun • Jean Rene Delsoin
Lunise Morse • Eileen Herzog-Bazin • Emeline Michel • Yole Derose • Joelle Donatien
Danys “La Mora” Perez

Click here for more information!

Kriye Bode Dance Workshop
DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 20th | 11:30am – 4:30pm
LOCATION: Mark Morris Dance Center | 3 Lafayette Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11217 | MAP
ADMISSION: For workshop tickets contact Peniel Guerrier at 347-432-8294
Or email kriyebode@gmail.com

PRICES: 
$75 – Workshop
$30 – Single Class
$15 – Non-Participant Observation Fee (for panel or classes)

Kriye Bode Concert
DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 21st | 6pm
LOCATION: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn
One University Plaza | Brooklyn, NY 11201 | MAP
(On Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street)
ADMISSION: Click Here to purchase tickets.

 

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May 23rd: Tayno Production & Tonel Restaurant Present : Lets Celebrate Spring Flowers!

05.20.15

PrinceGuetjensMAYflowers

Let’s celebrate Spring Flowers
Saturday, May 23rd
Special Guests include: Margareth, Riva Nyril Precil, Maryline, Sweetdine, Peniel, and Alegba

Visit the website for more information: www.Taynoradio.com

DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 23rd | 8pm – midnight
LOCATION: Tonel Restaurant and Lounge | 1236 Rogers Ave | Brooklyn NY, 11226
ADMISSION: $20
Book with Paypal by emailing Princeguetjens@gmail.com
Or call 718 578 5554 | 347 237 9425 | 718 552 6124

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2nd Annual Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon! by Keylah Mellon, Communications and Outreach Intern

05.18.15

Flag DayThe HCX community came to dance to the infectious beats of Dj Sabine Blaizin on Sunday, May 17th, 2015. Celebrating the creation of the bicolor to the riveting sounds of drums, HCX held its second annual Flag Day at Parkside Plaza in Brooklyn. In partnership with the Arts & Culture Fest, the all day outdoor festival attracted an array of vendors ranging from local Haitian and Afro-Diaspora artists and artisans to “bon manje lakay” (great Haitian food).

The event was filled with activities (face painting, arts and crafts for kids, live drumming) and the unshakable spirit of the Haitian presence. Performances by Jocelyne Dorismé and Smax Music resonated throughout the plaza while the crowd grew as the day progressed. Dancing and more dancing in accordance to the Haitian genome. Later in the afternoon, a number of political figures showed their patronage to the organization and addressed the crowd, expressing how much the Haitian and Afro Diaspora continue to enhance the already vibrant community of Brooklyn: Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, and Council Member Jumaane Williams, to name a few.

Traditional Haitian vodou songs sung by the soulful, soothing voice of Riva Precil contrasted by Monvelyno’s sharp electric guitar and the rumbling of percussions filled the air as the festival came to a close.

After a great day of prideful festivities and invigorating vibrations, we’d like to thank all that came to celebrate with us. HCX continues to keep the Haitian culture moving and plans to bring you the best Haiti has to put forward.

 

Thank you to our supporters:

Diaspora Community Services, Council Member Jumaane Williams, the Embassy of Haiti, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Thank you to our participating vendors:

Blue Bee Bars

Eyes on Flatbush

Ettlerish Face Paintings

KADERIQUE LLC

Haitian-American United for Progress, IncFlatbush Dental Group

Harlem Karibe Take out corp

Cassie’s Creations & Fuljens Henry

Daowmey & Bamboo Art

Manny’s Sister

 

Click here to see photos from the event.

 

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