Krik?Krak! Storytelling & Songs
Krik? Krak! Storytelling and Songs was the very first program established by Haiti Cultural Exchange in 2009. This program works to present and preserve Haitian heritage through our oral history traditions.
This free family program is sure to entertain kids as well as their parents with classic Haitian tales. Storytelling will be led by Haitian authors, performers and musicians whose dramatic retellings will incite a love of Haitian myth and color children’s dreams with wonder.
Krik?Krak! runs from August to October and will feature different storytellers and drumming at multiple venues across the city.
Upcoming Krik? Krak! Storytelling & Songs:
Saturday, September 14 | 2-4pm
558 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238 Map
With spoken word artist Melissa Beauvery and Krik? Krak! founder with drumming by Jean Mary Brignol!
Past Storytellers have included:
Ti Atis Afterschool Workshops at P.S. 189, The Bilingual Center
Haiti Cultural Exchange hopes to instill in the students and families at P.S. 189 a consistent presence for cultural Haitian programming in their community. We hope to be a continuous resource for a connection to positive aspects of the Haiti they left behind. We also hope to provide good role models to the students of P.S. 189 of Haitian and Haitian American artists who have not forgotten their heritage.
Past Teaching Artists have included:
Jennifer Celestin : Creative Writing
Alix Delinois : Illustration
Shakespeare Guirand : Collage
Jean Patrick Icart-Pierre : Collaborative Mural
Jules Joseph : Collaborative Mural
Richard Louissaint : Photography
Oneza Lafontant : Haitian Drumming
Bring Ti Atis Afterschool Workshops to your school! If you are interested in bringing Ti Atis Afterschool Workshops to your school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Ti Atis and how HCX can bring Haitian culture into the classroom.
History of Ti Atis Afterschool Workshops
Haiti Cultural Exchange first started working with P.S. 189 in May 2010 when we partnered with Brooklyn for Barack to provide FREE youth arts workshops for kids ages 3-18, each Saturday. We served over 350 children, with 40 workshops ranging from the performing to visual to musical arts, including arts therapy workshops for the 30 children P.S. 189 accepted after the January 2010 earthquake.
Haiti Cultural Exchange later extended their stay with P.S 189, by providing transportation to our October 16th SELEBRASYON all-day festival in Chelsea, so the children and their families could experience the Haitian art exhibit and participate in craftmaking.
Today, HCX continues our work serving the families at P.S.189 with after school arts workshops for grades ranging from 2-7. The program runs in five-week sessions taught by Haitian and Haitian American artists and feature various mediums and styles that exemplify Haiti and its culture.