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Mizik Ayiti! with Taïna Cérat Ligondé and Alegba & Friends at the Way Station – by Keylah Mellon, Communications and Outreach Intern

07.22.15

In collaboration with the Prospect Heights Music & Arts Festival, Sunday, July 19th at the Way Station, Taïna Cérat Ligondé took us away on a short but charming musical journey.  For an hour, in the heat of the New York summer, we were transported to a land completely her own with various renditions of jazz music infused by the soul of Haitian rhythms and folks songs.  Her warm voice accompanied by the exhilarating sounds of Alegba’s bass and his lively, talented band filled the small bar for our first installment of Mizik Ayiti! in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.  The set ended with a beautiful rendition of the ever favorite “Kote Moun Yo” sending everyone out in a dancing mood and lightheartedness.

We thank all who attended this event and look forward to seeing you on August 22nd for Pwezi ak Mizik Anba Tonèl at the Shapeshifter Lab for an evening of poetry and music.

A special thank you to the funders of Mizik Ayiti!: Con Edison, National Endowment for the arts, The Department of Cultural Affairs & New York State Council on the Arts.

Click here to see the photos from the event!

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July 11th & 12th: A Haitian Art and Craft Fair: Bèl Bagay Lakay

06.03.15

The Haitian Network Group of Detroit (HNGD), in partnership with the Consulate of the Republic of Haiti in Chicago and Madonna University, presents: A Haitian Art and Craft Fair: Bèl Bagay Lakay

Bèl Bagay Lakay will take place on July 11 and 12, 2015 in downtown Farmington, Michigan. This 2-day outdoor event is an opportunity to give the Farmington and Metro Detroit residents an opportunity to sample and experience the uniqueness of the Haitian culture through its art.

HNGD is seeking artists and artisans to present their work in various media, including oil painting, fiber, wood, photography, etc. Sponsorship opportunity is available for a limited number of exhibitors and will be awarded on a first come first served basis.

Although there is a very strong Haitian and Caribbean presence in Farmington and the neighboring cities, this event will not solely focus on catering to these groups. HNGD plans to take full advantage of the media to attract individuals from across the Metro Detroit area. The announcement about Bèl Bagay Lakay has been favorably received by the Farmington City Council. Additionally, an article written in local paper, the Farmington Observer has generated a lot of buzz within that community.

For more information about the Haitian Network Group of Detroit, please see our website: http://haitiannetworkdetroit.org or call 248-231-5767.

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June 26th: Frisner Augustin Memorial Drum Festival

06.03.15

MakandalJoin La Troupe Makandal on Friday, June 26th for a night of music by new drummers inspired by legends such as Ti Kelep and Azor.

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.

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June 20th & 21st: Kriye Bode 10 Years of Celebration

06.01.15

Kriye BodeKriye Bode is a term that signifies the call to participate, calling people together to dance, sing, drum, and rejoice in the energy of life, as a community. As the artistic founder of Kriye Bode, acclaimed choreographer Peniel Guerrier has dreamt of bringing this Haitian experience to the people of New York.

Join them on June 20th and June 21st for a weekend of Dance, Drum, and Celebration! Honoring household names such as:

 Carole Demesmin • Jeanguy Saintus • Mimerose Beaubrun • Jean Rene Delsoin
Lunise Morse • Eileen Herzog-Bazin • Emeline Michel • Yole Derose • Joelle Donatien
Danys “La Mora” Perez

Click here for more information!

Kriye Bode Dance Workshop
DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 20th | 11:30am – 4:30pm
LOCATION: Mark Morris Dance Center | 3 Lafayette Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11217 | MAP
ADMISSION: For workshop tickets contact Peniel Guerrier at 347-432-8294
Or email kriyebode@gmail.com

PRICES: 
$75 – Workshop
$30 – Single Class
$15 – Non-Participant Observation Fee (for panel or classes)

Kriye Bode Concert
DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 21st | 6pm
LOCATION: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn
One University Plaza | Brooklyn, NY 11201 | MAP
(On Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street)
ADMISSION: Click Here to purchase tickets.

 

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