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In collaboration with Harlem School of the Arts, Haiti Cultural Exchange presents the New York Premiere of Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE) with a special performance of ANGAJE.
Exploring themes of injustice, inequality and homophobia in the context of contemporary Haiti, Angaje is a series of interconnected dances created by Appolon for his company of seven dancers. Angaje will be set to music by Haitian legend Toto Bissainthe.
Based in Boston and directed by Jean Appolon, JAE’s Haitian contemporary dance company combines Modern technique and Haitian folkloric dance to bring a new artistic vernacular to its audiences. With its dynamic repertoire, JAE educates audiences about Haitian culture, traditions, history and current issues.
Kanu Dance Theater will present “She is a Potomitan” (a tribute to Vivianne Gauthier), originally choreographed by Maxine Montilus in memory of Paulette Poujol Oriol.
Kanu is an abbreviation for “Ka Pa Nou” in Haitian-Kreyòl which means “Our Situation.” The company began performing in 2003 and has performed at Brooklyn Museum, Barnard College, Columbia University, St. Francis College, Henry Street Settlement Theater, and more!
Click here to learn more about Selebrasyon! 2016.
Haiti Cultural Exchange is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Brooklyn Public Library for community members over 50 years of age, Creative Aging. Teaching artist, Riva Precil, will lead participants on a visual exploration of Haitian arts and culture through painting, collage, mask-making and beading. The program will run for 10-weeks at the Canarsie Library. To register, please call: 718.257.6547.
1580 Rockaway Pkwy. at Avenue J
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Born in Brooklyn, Riva grew up in Haiti where she studied music, folkloric and modern dance, art, and theatre under some of the most important teachers of their genre. She obtained a degree in Music Therapy at Loyola University in New Orleans and completed a Music Therapy internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. She has had the opportunity to teach music, art, and movement to a wide variety of populations in diverse settings, such as day care centers, children’s hospitals, nursing homes, and schools. As a musician, Riva has performed at numerous venues including the New Orleans Jazz Festival, The Jazz Gallery, Atlantic Antic and Make Music New York festivals.
Click here to learn more about this program!
HCX’s mission is to develop, present, and promote Haitian Arts & Culture in New York City. Supporting artists of the Diaspora is a huge part of this work. HCX Receives requests for artist recommendations from a wide range of entities, including prominent cultural institutions and schools. In order to ensure that we are representing a comprehensive cross-section of the Haitian Diaspora Artist community, we are creating the HCX Artist Directory. Launching in March 2016, this online platform will:
Artists of all disciplines and levels of professional experience are welcome to join the HCX Artist Directory. By joining the directory, you will be part of a network of artists empowering themselves through their art and impacting communities.
Click here to learn about the HCX Lakou NOU Artist Residency Program.
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.