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Selebrasyon! :: About New York’s Celebration of Haitian Art & Culture

04.30.14

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Selebrasyon! will be the first of its kind in New York. This festival will bring Haitian, Caribbean, and wider New York communities together to experience Haitian film, dance, music, literary and visual art in venues across the city!

Beginning on Haitian Flag Day on May 18th during Haitian Heritage Month, and running until the end of June which is Caribbean-American Heritage Month, this festival will present events hosted in collaboration with different organizations, institutions and artists.

Seeking to highlight the dynamic presence of Haitians in New York as well as in Haiti and other parts of the Diaspora, Selebrasyon! will provide opportunities for artists, especially those who are emerging, to share their work and build new audiences.

 

Selebrasyon! Advisory Committee

Buyu Ambroise • Alice Backer • Sabine Blaizin • Manolia Charlotin • Edwidge Danticat Jeffrey Dessources •  Joel Dreyfuss • Ayinde Jean-Baptiste • Carine Jocelyn Lorraine Mangones • Michèle Voltaire Marcelin • Jerry Philogene • Anthonine Pierre Sam Pierre • Barbara Prezeau • Rose Pierre-Louis • Elsie Saint-Louis Jessica St. Vil-Ulysse • Etienne Télémaque • Frantz Voltaire

Selebrasyon! Community Partners

651 Arts | Ann Pale Kreyol | Artists for Peace & Justice | BelTiFi Belle Vue ToursCenter for Traditional Music & Dance | City Lore Cornbread & Cremasse | CUMBE | FiveMyles Gallery | Haiti Cherie Haitian American Caucus | Haitian Recipes  | The Haitian Roundtable  Jaz Enterprise | Konbit Mizik Kiskeácity | Konbit MizikMoCADA My Haiti Travels | National Association of Haitian Professionals New York Women in Television & Film | PEN American Center Thornton Global Strategies | Welcome.us

Selebrasyon! Sponsors

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William Talbott Hillman Foundation
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Selebrasyon! Media Partners

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 Caribbean American Weekly logo Caribbean Life    CARTER magazine diaspora radio logo
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February 23: 3rd Annual Festival of Haitian Art and Culture at Ramapo College of New Jersey’s Berrie Center

02.12.14

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You are cordially invited to the 3rd Annual Festival of Haitian Art and Culture at Ramapo College of New Jersey’s Berrie Center.

This year the festival features the film Stones in the Sun (2012) 95 minutes directed by Patricia Benoit and starring Edwidge Danticat.  This is a beautifully told story full of poignancy, intrigue, drama, and suspense following the lives of Haitian immigrants living in NYC.  Stones in the Sun was the winner of the best diaspora film award at the 2013 African Academy Film Awards.

Food will be provided by Chef Pierre Romain.

Arts, crafts, and books about Haiti will also be available to purchase. 100% of the profits made will be going to the Haiti Relief Scholarship Fund at Ramapo College.

Join us and help support Haitian culture, art, and education.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, February 23rd /2:00-6:00pm
LOCATION: Ramapo College 505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ
ADMISSION: FREE

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Creativity & Focus | A photography exhibition highlighting the work of four Haitian and Haitian-American photographers.

09.10.13

Haitians from the Diaspora
Creativity & Focus

a photo exhibition

Haitians from the Diaspora: Creativity & Focus presented the works of four photographers living in the U.S. which captured images of their fellow Diaspora. The exhibition focused on the intersections of politics, art, space, and tradition versus contemporary culture.

Haitians from the Diaspora premiered at FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on August 24th, 2013 through September 5th, 2013.

Exhibiting photographers are MichaÎlle Chapoteau, Marie-Jeanne FethiËre, Richard Louissaint, and Jean H. Marcelin.

For purchase or future exhibition inquires contact Exhibition Curator: Régine M. Roumain at Regine@haiticulturalx.org

About the Photographers

Rara Series MichaÎlle Chapoteau immigrated to the Unites States from Haiti as a teenager. She began as a street photographer inspired by the words of French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson: “The Decisive Moment.” in a fraction of a second you must know with intuition when to click the camera or the moment is gone.
The concept behind Chapoteau’s featured works is an artistic acknowledgment of the importance of Haitian musicians and visual artists. Paying homage to the talents, dedication, and perseverance of these artists who are bringing Haitian culture to universal audience
Cross & Food Marie-Jeanne FethiËre is a self-taught photographer whose expressive style captures the unique, authentic, and unexpected moments she finds in her present environment, wherever that might be.
This collection of photographs is FethiËre’s attempt to illustrate different aspects of the immigrant and second generation Haitian life as she sees it in NYC. Moments shared with Haitian spiritual, artistic, entrepreneurial and professional persons fill the context and lens of this body of work.
Val Richard Louissaint was born in Montreal, Quebec to two loving Haitian parents before migrating to New York City at a very young age. Growing up in Queens, he was exposed to a wide spectrum of the Caribbean Diaspora while being very influenced by the African-American experience.
Louissaint’s photos are a selection from The Haitian Creatives Series, an ongoing series that began as a long term project to document the community of Haitian artists living and working in New York. This is about them; the musicians, painters, radio hosts, actors, and beyond. Visit RichardLouissaint.com to view more of his work.
MereMere Jean Herve Marcelin was born in New York and spent his childhood years in Flatbush, Brooklyn. During a trip to Havana, Cuba in 2005, Jean became extremely interested in documentary-style photography. Inspired by the culture of the Caribbean and through his Haitian heritage, Jean found his voice.
Marcelin views this selection of photos as an ode to his memories of Flatbush, Brooklyn and an attempt to capture a community of Haitians in the Diaspora who are proud of their identity and who are telling the world through their art, lifestyle and daily existence that their hearts will always be planted in Haiti.

 

 

 

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August 31: Beautifully Haitian Photo Project opens in Queens!

08.27.13

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The Beautifully Haitian Photo Project coming to Queens, NY August 31st, 2013. The Beautifully Haitian Photo Project started in the Washington, DC area and is looking to expand to New York. Women of all ages who identify as being Haitian are invited to have their photos taken, free of charge for the project, starting at 5pm, August 31st, 2013.

The concept behind the Beautifully Haitian Photo Project is to showcase the diversity and beauty of being a Haitian woman; and to combat ingrained negative media and societal stereotypes.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 starting at 5pm.

LOCATION: Welling Court Mural Project
70 Welling Court Queens, NY 11102 

More information: Vanessa Geffrard at 443-850-3800 or at vanebellephotos@gmail.com  to reserve your spot.

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