Selebrasyon! 2018: Ayiti Angaje/Atis Angaje

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Selebrasyon! is New York City’s only festival dedicated to the promotion of the highest caliber film, dance, music, literature, and visual art of Haiti and its Diaspora. Haiti Cultural Exchange’s 3rd Biennial celebration will bring artists and diverse communities together to experience Haitian culture, its creative foundations, and its powerful legacy.

This year, HCX is pleased to announce that six Haiti-based artists will be participating in Selebrasyon! programming. This is all thanks to the support we have received for our HaitiXNY initiative, which aims to bring more artists from Haiti to present their work.

Download the Selebrasyon! Event List.

Featured Event: 

Selebrasyon! Closing Night Event featuring Live Music, DJ, Haitian Food Tasting

Join us for the closing night of Selebrasyon! featuring live music, dance performances, photography, and a tasting of Haitian cuisine by renowned chefs and DJ.

Date/Time: Friday, June 29th | 6 – 11pm
Location: FiveMyles Gallery| 558 St. Johns Place, Brookyln, NY 11238

RSVP HERE

This event will feature:

—Music by Riva Nyri Précil & BOHIO MUSIC
—A special DJ Set
— Dance Performance by Nubian Néné
—A screening of a special HCX | Lakou NOU 2018 Film
—Catering by Grandchamps
—Open Bar – Prestige Beer & Rhum Punch

Let’s close out Selebrasyon! $20 suggested donation at the door.

Festival Schedule – May 2018

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Krik? Krak! Storytelling & Songs featuring Riva Precil

In partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts NY, join us for Haitian folktales and songs, connecting children and families to the rich oral traditions of Haiti.

Sunday, May 6th | 12 – 3pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts NY | 103 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014

OEOpen Engagement Conference: Lakou NOU – OUR Yard: Artist-led Community Sustainability and Social Engagement

HCX will be presenting, along with Lakou NOU 2017 resident Diane Exavier, on Lakou NOU as a model for community cultural sustainability in Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Saturday, May 12th | 3:00 – 4:30pm
Queens Museum Theater |New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368

 

Selebrasyon! Opening Night Benefit Concert featuring Boukman Eksperyans & Paul Beaubrun
Thursday, May 17th | 8 – 10pm
ShapeShifter Lab | 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tickets Here: boukmaneksperyans-selebrasyon.eventbrite.com

 

Jehyna IG ScreenshotBrooklyn’s Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon! featuring HaitiXNY artist Jehyna Sahyeir & Buyu Ambroise 

In collaboration with Council Member Jumaane Williams & Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, HCX will be presenting HaitiXNY artist Jehyna Sahyeir and Buyu Ambroise as part of Brooklyn’s annual Flag Day Selebrasyon!

Friday, May 18th | 6 – 9pm
BKLYN Commons | 495 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Ann Pale | Café Conversation featuring HaitiXNY artist Jehyna Sahyeir in a special acoustic performance with Buyu Ambroise

Join us for an afternoon of music and conversation with Haiti-based singer Jehyna Sahyeir in collaboration with Brooklyn Queens Land Trust.

Sunday, May 20th | 4 – 7pm
Westbrook Memorial Garden | 1233 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Screen Shot 2017-10-14 at 11.32.32Multi-Media Installation by HaitiXNY artist Maksaens Denis
May 26 – June 17

Join us for the opening of Haiti-based Maksaens Denis’ visual arts installation at FiveMyles Gallery. The event will feature a special conversation about Denis’ experience, work, and collaborations in Haiti and abroad.

Opening: Saturday, May 26th |4 – 7pm | Featuring an Ann Pale Café Conversation
FiveMyles | 558 St. Johns Place, Brookyln, NY 11238

Josue Azor HeadshotContemporary Photography Exhibition featuring Haiti-based artists, curated by HaitiXNY artist Maksaens Denis
May 31 – July 1

Join us for the opening of a specially curated photographic installation, hosted in partnership with the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust. The event will feature a special conversation with participating photographer Josué Azor.

Opening featuring an Ann Pale with Josué Azor & Maksaens Denis:
Thursday, May 31st | 5 – 8pm
Rogers/Tilden/Veronica Place Garden | 2601-2603 Tilden Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226

Festival Schedule – June 2018

IMG_6708Pangaea Dance Series featuring Renegade Performance Group

During Selebrasyon! 2018, Haiti Cultural Exchange will be participating in the Hudson Guild’s Cultural Kaleidoscope Festival taking place from June 1st to June 20th in the heart of Chelsea.

Friday, June 1st | 8pm
Saturday, June 2nd | 2pm
Hudson Guild Theatre | 441 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001

 

Pangaea Dance Series featuring Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE

During Selebrasyon! 2018, Haiti Cultural Exchange will be participating in the Hudson Guild’s Cultural Kaleidoscope Festival taking place from June 1st to June 20th in the heart of Chelsea.

Sunday, June 3rd | 3pm
Friday, June 8th | 8pm
Hudson Guild Theatre | 441 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001

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Film screening of KAFOU directed by Bruno Mourral in partnership with the Caribbean Film Series 

Tuesday, June 5th | 7:30pm
Brooklyn Academy of Music | 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

15192752_1341566769201062_6128083544040193553_nHaitiXNY performance by Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin

During Selebrasyon! 2018, Haiti Cultural Exchange will be participating in the Hudson Guild’s Cultural Kaleidoscope Festival taking place from June 1st to June 20th in the heart of Chelsea. 

Wednesday, June 6th | 7:30pm Hudson Guild Theatre | 441 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001

 

Pangaea Dance Series featuring Kriyol Dance! Collective

During Selebrasyon! 2018, Haiti Cultural Exchange will be participating in the Hudson Guild’s Cultural Kaleidoscope Festival taking place from June 1st to June 20th in the heart of Chelsea.

Saturday, June 9th | 8pm
Thursday, June 14th | 7:30pm Hudson Guild Theatre | 441 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001

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jean reneAnn Pale, Master class, and HaitiXNY performance by Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin

Join us for a special HaitiXNY event featuring a master class, performance, and conversation with pioneer Haitian dancer Jean René Delsoin.

Sunday, June 10th | 12 – 5pm
Mark Morris Dance Center | 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Yon Moman Sou Plas| Day Atis Angaje Conversations in Brooklyn Gardens in collaboration with Brooklyn Queens Land Trust

Monday, June 11th | 1pm | Westbrook Memorial Garden| 1233 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Sunday, June 17th | 1pm | Greene Garden| 2 S. Portland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Film Screenings in collaboration with Caribbean Film Academy & Luminal Theater

As part of HCX’s 2018 Festival collaboration with the Hudson Guild, HCX is also partnering with the Caribbean Film Academy & Luminal Theater to present five film screenings that present diverse narratives and unique cinematic perspectives from Haiti and additional Caribbean nations. HCX will facilitate discussions around themes and topics explored at each screening and provide opportunities for audience members to share their points of view.

Tuesday, June 12th | 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 13th | 2pm
Tuesday, June 19th | 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 20th | 2pm
Saturday, June 23rd | 2pm
Hudson Guild | 441 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001

lakou-nou-for-websiteCollaborative performance & Youth Activities by Lakou NOU 2018 resident artists

Lakou NOU 2018 artists Madjeen Isaac, Richard Louissaint, Stefani Saintonge, and Sirene Dantor Sainvil will be merging their artistic talents together to present a collaborative work. The event will feature a musical performance and youth activity center for the East 43rd Street Community garden, a 501 c(3) non profit organization.

Saturday, June 16th | 4 – 6pm
East 43rd Street Community Garden | 1087 E 43rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11210

Salon d’Haiti Literary Event on June 24th – HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Selebrasyon! Closing Night Event featuring Live Music, DJ, Haitian Food Tasting

Join us for the closing night of Selebrasyon! featuring live music, dance performances, photography, and a tasting of Haitian cuisine by renowned chefs and DJ.

Friday, June 29th | 6 – 11pm
FiveMyles Gallery| 558 St. Johns Place, Brookyln, NY 11238

HCX thanks the following funders and partners!

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