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Haiti Cultural Exchange Lakou NOU Artist Residency Program Residency Overview In rural Haiti, the Lakou communal living system embodies the intersection of land, family, and spirituality.  Lakou members develop reciprocal patterns of resource sharing and jointly work the land.  Lakou NOU (“Our Yard” in Haitian Creole), now in its fifth year, is a creative adaptation […]

Ann Pale | Let’s Talk with Friends of Matènwa | Recap


On December 11th, 2019 at FiveMyles Gallery, Haiti Cultural Exchange hosted a Ann Pale conversation with Friends of Matènwa moderated by Michèle Voltaire Marcelin Friends of Matènwa supports programs in the Matènwa community of La Gonâve to achieve education, agricultural development and social justice goals in Haitian Kreyòl. Their mission is to be a democratic model […]

Harvest Homecoming | Recap


On October 20th, 2019 Haiti Cultural Exchange joined the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for their annual Harvest Festival! Mahalia Stines presented a workshop on Zaka, the loa of harvest and agriculture and Fanmi Asòtò gave a stellar performance featuring traditional Haitian tunes emphasizing the harvest theme. Mahalia Stines is a Brooklyn based Fiber Artist and Culture Conservationist. Although formally […]

Danse RASIN | Recap


As part of Haiti X New York programming. Haiti-based dancer Linda François and drummer Youry Vixamar joined us in NYC for a day of dance and drumming on October 19, 2019. Linda started off by teaching a dance masterclass including the following rhythms/dances: Yanvalou, Nago, Mayi and Banda. Youry then led a drumming workshop teaching […]