This year, HCX is pleased to celebrate our 10th anniversary of programming with our New York City community! Throughout the month of June, Ayiti eXperimental will highlight the best and boldest of Haitian creatives in New York and Haiti, fusing genre, perspective, and environment in celebration of HCX’s unique vision for nuances cultural representation of the Haitian diaspora and its creatives.

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Ayiti eXperimental a 10 Year Celebration Supper Club & Afterparty

Hosted by Riva Precil
Live music by BIC Tizon Difè & Melanie Charles | Remarks by Ibi Zoboi
Afterparty with DJ Jephté Guillaume

This celebratory evening will launch a month-long series of stellar programming and generate crucial support for HCX to continue to develop, present and promote Haitian Arts & Culture in New York City.

The evening will feature:

—Ayiti eXperimental photo booth
—Dinner served by Grandchamps
—Open Bar provided by Clairin: Spirit of Haiti & Franklin Park

Date/Time: Thursday, June 6th | 6-9pm Cocktail hour + Dinner | 9pm-Midnight Afterparty
Location: Dumbo Loft | 155 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY

Purchase tickets here

Dinner tickets include cocktail hour and afterparty entry Afterparty tickets are available separately. Seating is very limited, get your tickets while you can!

See below for the full Ayiti eXperimental | 10 year anniversary schedule!
Click here for a downloadable schedule.


Kafou Mizik: Live Music Performances & Ann Pale

Featuring BIC Tizon Difè, Nathalie Cerin & Wooly Saint Louis Jean
$20 admission | Ticket link coming soon

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 8th | 6-10pm
LOCATION: ShapeShifter Lab | 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY

June 9 (1)

Banm On Ti Limyè: Tribute to Manno Charlemagne

Featuring Wooly Saint Louis Jean


DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 9th | 6-10pm
LOCATION: Rogers/Tilden/Veronica Place Garden | 2601-2603 Tilden Ave, Brooklyn, NY

June 15

Bat Tanbou | Drumming Circle & performance

Featuring Okai Fleurimont and friends


DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 15th | 3-6pm
LOCATION: Hillel Plaza | Intersection of Flatbush, Nostrand, and Hillel Pl, Brooklyn, NY


June 13

Ayiti eXperimental Exhibition Opening & Ann Pale

Featuring an installation of works by Pascale Monnin


DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 13th | 6-9pm
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery | 558 St. Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY

June 16

Open Gallery Conversation & Libations

Featuring a discussion with installation artist Pascale Monnin


DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 16th | 4-7pm
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery | 558 St. Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY


Haiti Film Fest Pop Up | Screenings & Ann Pale

Featuring experimental shorts & a feature length film


DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 23rd | 7-9pm
LOCATION: Westbrook Memorial Garden | 1233 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY


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Featuring Byas & Leon, Bien Abyé & Vetiver Les Cayes


DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 20th + Friday, June 21st | 7-9pm
LOCATION: Byas & Leon | 404 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY


June 28

1804 | Dance Performance & Ann Pale

Featuring Jean-Aurel Maurice


DATE/TIME: Friday, June 28th | 6-9pm
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery | 558 St. Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY

June 28

Master Contemporary Haitian Dance Class

Featuring Jean-Aurel Maurice with live drumming accompaniment
Ticket link coming soon!

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 29th | 1-3pm
LOCATION: Gibney Dance | 280 Broadway, New York, NY

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Ayiti eXperimental Dance Performance & Ann Pale

Featuring André Zachery, Tara Nicolas, Nubian Nene & Jean Sebastien with live soundscape by Val Jeanty

DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 30th | 3-5pm
LOCATION: Westbrook Memorial Garden | 1233 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY

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Ayiti eXperimental Closing Night Party

Featuring Val Jeanty & Brother High Rara Band


DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 30th | 5-10pm
LOCATION: Westbrook Memorial Garden | 1233 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY

Ayiti eXperimental Host Committee

Fabrice Armand | Paul Beaubrun | Melissa Bernier | Marcelle Bichotte | Lidy Chu
 Sheila Guillaume | Monika Levy | Daphne Leroy | Paola Mathé | Samuel Pierre
Rosemonde Pierre-Louis | Ketsia Saint-Armand | Magdaly Saint-Juste | Jean-Eddy Saint Paul

ayiti exper sponsor block as of may 8 2019

Ayiti eXperimental is made possible through the funding support of the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Neighborhood Strength initiative, Ford Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with Jumaane Williams, as well as these corporate sponsors and generous individual donors.

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