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An n’ Pale | Café Conversation with Mimerose ‘Manzè’ Beaubrun

05.30.14

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On a stormy night this past May, as part of Selebrasyon!, we welcomed Mimerose ‘Manzè’ Beaubrun, co-founder of Boukman Eksperyans and author of Nan Dòmi, An Initiate’s Journey Into Haitian Vodou for a moderated discussion with editor and journalist, Joel Dreyfuss.  To a packed room, but in keeping with the intimate nature of our An n’ Pale|Café Conversation series, we were fortunate to have such a musical icon in our midst sharing her views about vodou.  “Vodou is life” she said a number of times.  She laughed with the audience and she also challenged us to be better ambassadors for our culture.  The 300 square foot HCX office was teeming with folks wanting their books signed.  Manzè took great care to talk to everyone and answer questions.  After the signing, Boukman Eksperyans took to the stage and gave a rousing performance.  It was a special evening of dancing, singing and sharing.  A true HCX experience!

If you still want a copy of Nan Dòmi, you can purchase the book at the HCX Boutik.

Read about the experience from one of our guests, blogger Shadine Menard, on HIP Magazine

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Selebrasyon! :: Literature & Spoken Word

05.05.14

An n’ Pale | Café Conversation with singer & author Mimerose “Manzè” Beaubrun

Boukman group photoJoin us for a conversation with Manzè Beaubrun, lead singer and co-founder of Boukman Eksperyans, about her new book Nan Domi: An Initiate’s Journey into Haitian Vodou, followed by a performance with Boukman Eksperyans. Known for their musical revolution, the Grammy-nominated group is a fusion of traditional Haitian and Caribbean rhythms with rock and reggae.

DATE / TIME: Friday, May 23, 2014 / 6 – 11pm. Discussion will begin at 7pm.
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St Johns Place Brooklyn, NY 11238 Map
ADMISSION: Free. $10 suggested donation. Seating is limited, first come first serve.

 

Lirik Ayiti : Rasin/Chimen :: Lyric Haiti: Roots/Routes

Join us for a night of spoken word, storytelling, and poetry highlighting the Haitian-American experience in New York. Hosted by poet Ayinde Jean-Baptiste and featuring performances by Lenelle Moïse, & Patrick Sylvain.

Lenelle MoÔse

Lenelle Moïse, the author of Haiti Glass, is an award-winning poet, playwright and performer. She creates jazz-infused, hip-hop bred, politicized texts about the intersection of identity, memory and spirit.

 

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Patrick Sylvain is an author and educator who uses Haitian Creole and English with masterful skill, capturing moments and a deep romance with a place and its people.

 

DATE / TIME: Sunday, June 8th, 2014 / 6 – 7:30pm. Doors open at 5:45pm.
LOCATION: Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012 Map
ADMISSION: $15 at the door.

 

Salon d’Haïti

Presented in collaboration with PEN Haiti, PEN American Center & Akashic Books, authors from the U.S. and Haiti will share select readings and discuss their work. Featuring authors Katia D. Ulysse and  Jean-Euphèle Milcé.

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Katia D. Ulysse is a native of Haiti and writes in English and Haitian Creole. Her work appears in The Caribbean Writer, Meridians, Peregrine, and Smartish Pace. Her stories are anthologized in MacomèreBrassageButterfly’s WayHaiti Noir, and Mozayïk, among others. Drifting is her first book of fiction.

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Jean-Euphèle Milcé is a Haitian author and director of the PEN Haiti House of Literature. His novel, Alphabet Nights , published in 2004, won the Prix Georges Nicole in Switzerland and was a finalist for the Prix Prince Pierre de Monaco among others. His works revolve around the drama of exile and uncertainty of the crossing.

 

DATE / TIME: Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 / 5 – 8pm
LOCATION: Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368 Map
ADMISSION: Free.

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Selebrasyon! :: Discussions & Workshops

05.05.14

An n’ Pale | Café Conversation with singer & author Mimerose “Manzè” Beaubrun

Boukman group photoJoin us for a conversation with Manzè Beaubrun, lead singer and co-founder of Boukman Eksperyans, about her new book Nan Domi: An Initiate’s Journey into Haitian Vodou, followed by a performance with Boukman Eksperyans. Known for their musical revolution, the Grammy-nominated group is a fusion of traditional Haitian and Caribbean rhythms with rock and reggae.

DATE / TIME: Friday, May 23rd, 2014 / 6 – 11pm. Discussion will begin at 7pm.
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St Johns Place Brooklyn, NY 11238 Map
ADMISSION: Free. $10 suggested donation. Seating is limited, first come first serve.

 

Konpa Nite

Enjoy a discussion on the evolution of Konpa with your favorite musicians followed by an evening of dancing and the hottest Konpa tunes. Special invited guests include: Fanfan Tibot of Tabou Combo, Edy Brisseaux & Steve Desrosier.

DATE / TIME: Friday, June 6th, 2014 / 6pm – Midnight
LOCATION: Brasserie Creole, 22702 Linden Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11411 Map
ADMISSION: Free. $10 suggested donation.

 

Atis Angaje Forum

Artists of the “Atis Angaje” movement will discuss their experiences and political work during the Duvalier regime as well as the impact of art as a political tool in the Diaspora. With panelists Daniel Huttinot and Georges Vilson and video presentation by Lionel Legros. Co-presented with NYU’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

Daniel Huttinot is one of the founding members of Troupe Kouidor, a leftist performance art ensemble that utilized their craft to raise awareness of political issues under the Duvalier regime. Huttinot was also a political analyst on “L’Heure Haïtienne” from 1973 to 2000.

Lionel Legros is a Haitian journalist and directed the radio show “L’Heure Haïtienne” for over 20 years. His work documenting the experience of refugees from all over the world stands as a contribution to the voice of the displaced.

Georges Vilson is an archivist & musician who has worked to document Haitian folk and traditional music. His experience singing with well-known artist Manno Charlemagne links him to the early stages of a prolific movement of artists working to acknowledge and fortify Haiti’s cultural link to activism.

DATE / TIME: Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 / 6 – 9pm
LOCATION: King Juan Carlos the I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10003 Map
ADMISSION: FREE. $10 suggested donation.

 

Community Curated Project: Istwa Djakout Mwen (The History of My Djakout)

graciepassportLed by artist Gracie Xavier in honor of Haitian Heritage Month, Istwa Djakout Mwen and Collage Workshop will utilize found objects and collage to help participants share stories of their voyage to the United States.

Gracie Xavier is a Haitian visual artist from New York. She is currently receiving her MFA in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. Learn more about Xavier’s work here.

DATE / TIME: Saturday, June 14th, 2014 / 1 – 3:30pm.
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St Johns Place Brooklyn, NY 11238 Map
ADMISSION: Free. Workshop will accommodate 20 people, please arrive early to ensure your seat. First come first serve.

 

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 Julio Jean & Goussy Célestin 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 & Diasporan Dance, 558 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Map
ADMISSION: Free.

 Lakay Se Lakay :: Home is Home :  Haitian Electronic Artist conversation Series

LakayA panel of Haitian & Haitian-American DJs share insight on their style and the role of Haitian traditional sounds in their mixes. Panelists are Val Jeanty, Richard Laurent (Earthman), Justin Hyppolite (Dj Deepjust Aquabeat), Marjory Smarth, and Gardy Girault.

DATE/TIME: Friday, June 27th, 2014 /  6:30 – 9pm
LOCATION: The Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Map
ADMISSION: Free.

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Selebrasyon! :: Dance

05.05.14

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
ADMISSION: Free.

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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