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HCX | Collaboration: KaNu Dance Theater’s Episodes of Haiti at the Queens Public Library


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Haiti Cultural Exchange in collaboration with the Queens Public Library present KaNu Dance Theater’s Episodes of Haiti.

KaNu Dance Theater will perform Episodes of Haiti, a 3-section, full length program about Haiti’s culture, history and current situation through an exciting combination of poetry, live music, traditional Haitian folklore, and modern dance, with choreography by Jessica St. Vil.

KaNu Dance Theater began performing in 2003. It has appeared at Hofstra University, Brooklyn Museum, Barnard College, Columbia University, St. Francis College, the New York City French Institute, Henry Street Settlement Theater, Long Island’s African-American Museum and the Brooklyn Library among others.

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DATE / TIME: Saturday, June 28th, 2014 / 1:30pm
LOCATION: Queens Public Library- Flushing Branch, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355
Train: 7 to Main Street (last stop)
LIRR: Port Washington line to Flushing-Main Street
Bus: Q12, Q13, Q17, Q19, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q26, Q27, Q34, Q44, Q50, Q58, Q65, Q66

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


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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 |

Selebrasyon! Sponsors

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Selebrasyon! Media Partners

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February 26: Dark and Dangerous Fiction: A Reading and Conversation with Edwidge Danticat


The New School presents a reading and conversation with Edwidge Danticat.

Danticat is an award winning, Haitian born author who has published many celebrated novels, short stories and essays, some of which include Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994)Krik Krak (1996), The Farming of Bones (2003), Brother I’m Dying (2007),  and Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (2010).

She will be reading from her latest works: the novel, Claire of the Sea Light (2013), and the collection, Haiti Noir 2 (2014).

After her reading, Ms. Danticat will be joined in conversation with Rose Rejouis of Eugene Lang College.

Co-sponsors of the event are the Gender Studies at the New School, The School of Writing, and Women of the African Diaspora Reading Series.

DATE/TIME : Wednesday, February 26/ 6pm
: Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall (formerly known as Tishman) at 66 West 12th Street New York NY, 10011

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Archive: An n’ Pale with Storyteller Charlot Lucien, October 27, 2013



A l’Orale, by Jocelyn McCalla

The ability to tell stories without sacrificing the minute details and the nuance that bring characters and situations to life is a rare gift. Charlot Lucien’s keen observations of life in Haiti and the Diaspora were brought vividly to the fore this afternoon at the latest An n’ Pale conversation held by Haiti Cultural Exchange. For this performance, Lucien teamed up with Marc Mathelier on the acoustic guitar. We followed Mme Lefranc through her trials and tribulations in Cambridge, experienced the wisdom on Sonson Moun Fou and many other characters… stories meant to delight yet to inform action… great stories that build community and that deserve a broader audience. Lucien has three CDs of storytelling under his belt… at $12 each, they make a wonderful holiday gift. Check out his website: Tell him J. sent you.

via Richard Louissaint

HCX carries Charlot’s books and CDs at our Boutik, 558 St. Johns Place.  Call us at 347-565-4429 to schedule a visit!

Check out some pictures of the evening, courtesy of Richard Louissaint. 


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