Creativity Unleashed | Vèvè Painting with Mahalia Stines


This second session of Creativity Unleashed featured Brooklyn-based artist Mahalia Stines. Stines taught us techniques for channeling our inner creativity and how to paint with our heart and soul while giving a brief history of Vodou, the significance of vèvès, and what they symbolize. Mahalia explained that for centuries, Vodou has been maligned and misrepresented […]

Archive: An n’ Pale | Café Conversation with actor Gessica Généus


Our first An n’ Pale | Café Conversation in Haiti was held on Febraury 27th, 2014 to a crowded theater of eager fans. Gessica Généus sat with Executive Director Régine M. Roumain to talk about her life in the film industry. The event held at FOKAL, allowed the audience to take a look at the […]

April 12 – May 4: Re:purpose Exhibition at FiveMyles


Re:purpose April 12 – May 4, 2014 Opening: Saturday, April 12, 6-9pm Artist performances: Sunday April 13, 11am-6:30pm Artist talk: Wednesday, April 16, 7-8:30pm Dancing While Black + Re: purpose: Saturday, May 3, 5-7pm Curated by MoCADA Curatorial Fellows Amanda Reid and Ali Rosa-Salas Artists: Pamela Council, Sara Jimenez, Sondra Perry and Patrice Renee Washington Re:purpose features the work of Pamela […]

April 6: Queens Library | Free World Music Concerts with Tabou Combo


The infectious rhythm of Haiti’s national dance music, Konpa (con-pah), has propelled the country’s preeminent dance band around the world. With worldwide fans and followers from London to Paris, Holland, Switzerland, Japan, South America, throughout the Caribbean and in North America, Tabou Combo’s relentless and high-energy style of Compas dance beat knows no language barrier. […]