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Lakay NOU: Creating Flatbush Island through Cultural Identity with Madjeen Isaac

Friday, October 19, 6-9PM
Beverley Social Club | 1016 Beverly Rd | Brooklyn, NY MAP

Join Haiti Cultural Exchange’s Lakou NOU 2018 artist in residence Madjeen Isaac for an art exhibition and open discussion regarding cultural identity.

What if Flatbush were its own Island? This exhibition of the Flatbush area reveals a juxtaposition between urban and tropical landscape.

Madjeen Isaac specializes in oil painting and creates art based on her Haitian American culture. Her creations celebrate individual existence and differences while showing patronage to the Haitian culture. Learn more about Lakou NOU artists here.

Haitian Creole Symposium | Ann Pale Kreyòl

Sunday, October 28, 3-7PM
Five Myles Gallery | 558 St Johns Pl | Brooklyn, NY MAP

HCX hosts the closing night of the Haitian Creole Symposium with a conversation featuring Haitian cultural scholar Dr. Nixon Cleophat and visual artist Klode Garoute and performances by spoken word artist Schneider Laurent and musicians Markus Schwartz & Samba Kebyesou.

Fèt Gede

Friday, November 2, 7PM-12AM
Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street | Brooklyn, NY MAP

Haiti Cultural Exchange and Pioneer Works dedicate a night to Haitian Vodou and the ancestral dead with a Fèt Gede. Live DJ sets by Val Inc. and DJ Sabine, performances by Sheila Anozier and Okai, and a ceremony led by houngan Jean-Daniel Lafontant.

Lakay NOU: Istwa Na Je Yo with Richard Louissaint

Saturday, November 3, 4-6PM
HAUP Brooklyn | 1760 Nostrand Ave | Brooklyn, NY MAP

Join Haiti Cultural Exchange’s Lakou NOU 2018 artist in residence Richard Louissaint for a film screening and discussion.

An exploration of change and history in Haitian East Flatbush through the words of Haitian organizations and businesses. With special guest Herold Dasque, Community Relations Consultant for Haitian-Americans United for Progress.

Richard Loussaint is a first generation Haitian-American filmmaker and photographer from New York City. His work centers on people of color, especially those of Haitian descent, through portraiture, film and documentaries. Learn more about Lakou NOU artists here.

 

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Our programs and services seek to support emerging and established artists, promote cross-cultural exchanges, preserve our cultural heritage, and encourage dialogue around contemporary social issues.

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