September 16 – October 7 : Enigmatic Realms


Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Port-au-Prince-born artist Shakespeare Guirand in Enigmatic Realms. The exhibition opens on September 16 and will run until October 7, with an opening reception on September 18 to which all art lovers are invited. Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes […]

September 14 – 15: Annual Kriye Bode Workshop and Performance


Peniel Guerrier presents Kriye Bode in “Histoire D’Haiti.” This engaging performance incorporates Haitian dance and drum to capture the unique history of Haiti from the early Taino tribes to the start of the revolution. Acclaimed choreographer Peniel Guerrier has created a captivating tribute to Haiti’s struggle to become the world’s first independent black nation. Alongside […]

Mizik Ayiti! was a success yet again! – by Alain Balan, HCX Program Intern


Collaborating with the Brooklyn Museum on August 2nd as a part of their Target First Saturdays Series, vocalist Melanie Charles was the center of attention for an audience of over 300 people of all ages and with an interest in Haiti and Afro-Caribbean culture. Charles’ soulful voice and equally gifted band, Rat Habitat, vibed with the […]

July Excursions – by Régine M. Roumain


In July, I had the opportunity to step out of my daily role as director of Haiti Cultural Exchange and explore my passion for Haiti and the arts wearing a somewhat different hat: cultural tour organizer and travel guide. Advancing Haitian arts through HCX has been such a transformative experience, and it was exciting to […]