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Selebrasyon! | Jean Appolon Expressions & Kanu Dance Theater : Saturday, May 21st & Sunday, May 22nd

04.20.16

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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!

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DATE/TIME: May 21st at 7pm | May 22nd at 2pm
LOCATION: Harlem School of the Arts | MAP
645 St Nicholas Ave | New York, NY 10030
ADMISSION: $20 in Advance | $25 at Door
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Selebrasyon! | FiveMyles PLUS Space : Thursday, May 12th – Saturday, June 4th

04.20.16

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HCX pop-up exhibit at FiveMyles Gallery featuring Natalie Jolivert & Mahalia Stines.

Nathalie Jolivert

Nathalie Jolivert PaintingNathalie Jolivert is an architect and artist based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and trained at the Rhode Island School of Design. In her architectural practice, Nathalie is interested in design solutions that value tradition, material history, culture and community involvement. Growing up in Haiti, a developing country with a rich yet complex culture, Nathalie realizes the importance of innovation in finding answers. Nathalie’s design process is often inspired by local stories which she incorporates throughout her projects.

Mahalia Stines

Mahalia Stines veveMahalia is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She draws her inspiration from her homeland of Haiti and calls her work “Brooklyn meets the Tropics”. Her favorite source of inspiration are the Haitian vèvè, ritual diagrams associated with Haitian vodou that are used by many artists in everything from paintings to beaded flags to home decor items. Mahalia takes great pleasure in creating and designing pieces that can turn into something wearable.

 

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DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 12th – Saturday, June 4th
OPENING: Thursday, May 12th | 6pm
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery | MAP
558 St. John’s Place | Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Selebrasyon! | Haitian Creatives Series : Wednesday, May 11th

04.20.16

Created by New York-based artist, Richard Louissaint, the Haitian Creatives Series is an ongoing video and photo documentary project. It first began as a long term project to document fusion band Zing Experience in 2010, but as a result of his developing friendship with the Zing, he began to meet a new community of Haitian creatives.  This is about them… the musicians, the painters, the radio hosts, the actors, the singers and all the other creators. Film screening in collaboration with Weeksville Heritage Center. 

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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 11th | 6-8pm
LOCATION: Weeksville Heritage Center | MAP
158 Buffalo Ave | Brooklyn, NY 11213
ADMISSION: $10
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About Richard Louissaint:

Born in Montreal, Quebec to two loving Haitian parents, the Louissaint family migrated to New York City when Richard was very young. Growing up in Queens, he was exposed to a wide spectrum of the Caribbean diaspora while being very influenced by the African-American experience.

Before becoming a photographer, Richard was music journalist for Vibe Magazine, The Source, and other publications. His editorial work and portraiture have been published in Wax Poetic Magazine, MTV and the New York Times, and has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, The International Center of Photography’s Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, and Brooklyn Borough Hall. He has also enthusiastically expanded into video work, shooting music videos, mini-documentaries and profiles.

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Selebrasyon! | Kick Off Event : Sunday, May 1st

04.20.16

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Join us in kicking off HCX’s 2nd Biennial Selebrasyon!, New York City’s only festival dedicated to promoting the very best of Haitian Arts & Culture.

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Click here to learn more about Selebrasyon! 2016.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, May 1st | 2-8pm
LOCATION: Affirmation Arts Gallery | MAP
523 West 37th Street | New York, NY 10018
ADMISSION: $25 in Advance | $30 at Door

Pop-Up Art Sale
2-6pm

Selebrasyon Pop-Up Artist 2016

Come support Haiti Cultural Exchange by purchasing new and unique art created by Haitian and Haitian-American artists.  All work has been donated and proceeds will benefit Haiti Cultural Exchange. Featuring the following artists:

  • Amanacer (Emily Bauman)                           _
  • Patricia Brintle
  • Marlie Decopain
  • Denise Felix
  • Eric Girault
  • Shakespeare Guirand
  • Nathalie Jolivert
  • Rejin Leys
  • Tessa Mars
  • Valerie Noisette
  • Nadine Renazile
  • Gina Samson
  • Didier William

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Family Arts Activities

2-6pm

Krik? Krak! Selebrasyon

DJ Hard Hittin’ Harry Spinning 
2-6pm

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Born in Haiti, raised in Montreal, Canada, and New Jersey, DJ Hard Hittin’ Harry, is a 30+ year veteran making it happen all over the clubs, mix tapes, internet, and television. Currently residing in Brooklyn, DJ Hard Hittin Harry entertains his audience blending unique styles of the latest and classic Hiphop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Soca, Afrobeat, Haitian Kompas, Zouk, Kwaito, House, Techno, and much more.

Haitian Bites & Beverages
6-7:30pm

Haitian Bites & Beverages

Featured Performance: Jakobo & Akbadja Zile
6pm

Jakobo

Singer, percussionist, and bandleader Jean Dorce, known as “Jakobo” by friends and fans, founded his group, Akbadja Zile in 2012. The band brings World Beat to new vibrational levels by presenting fusion music based firmly in the spiritual traditions of rural Haiti to new audiences. Akbadja Zile’s emphasis on traditional Haitian rhythms such as Dahomey, Nago, Congo, and rara, is a wake-up call to Haitians both at home and in the diaspora, as well as to World Beat fans around the world.

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