Revolisyon/Revolution culminating event will feature a staged reading by Haitian Diaspora Artists from the book Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat, a tribute to Manno Charlemagne by Obed Jean-Louis & special guests, a panel discussion, and a film screening of the Agronomist by Jonathan Demme. The documentary follows the life of Jean Dominique, who ran Haiti’s first independent radio station, Radio Haiti-Inter, during multiple repressive regimes.
Marking the 30 year anniversary of the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship, these events will focus on the power and importance of memory. The dictatorship which spanned nearly 30 years was marked by terror, violence, and repression and led to the systematic exile and departure of many people – a lot of whom settled in New York. Presented in partnership with Frantz Voltaire & CIDIHCA.
Calling all artists! Lakou NOU (“Our Yard” in Haitian Creole), HCX’s newest program, is a creative adaption of this traditional model. This project will provide four artists of Haitian descent with the opportunity to create and present new work by connecting their skills and talents to four traditionally underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods, home to generations of Haitians and Haitian-Americans: Crown Heights, Canarsie, East Flatbush, and Flatbush.
Haiti Cultural Exchange is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Brooklyn Public Library for community members over 50 years of age, Creative Aging. Teaching artist, Riva Precil, will lead participants on a visual exploration of Haitian arts and culture through painting, collage, mask-making and beading.
Introducing the HCX Artist Directory! An online platform showcasing diverse creative talents of the Haitian diaspora. Artists of all disciplines and levels of professional experience are welcome to join the HCX Artist Directory. By joining the directory, you will be part of a network of artists empowering themselves through their art and impacting communities.
Make sure you check out the HCX | Boutik for fantastic items by Haitian artisans based in the US and Haiti! Featured merchandise include masks, mosaic bottles & paintings from Art Creation Foundation for Children in Jacmel, unique tobacco leaf houseware from the Artisan Business Network, Manny’s Sister vèvè totes and hand-dyed scarves, Gade Sa clutches, rare Haitian CDs, DVDs, and much more!
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