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Ann Pale discussion with the Lakou NOU 2019 artists | Recap


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On February 27th HCX hosted an Ann Pale discussion with the Lakou NOU 2019 artists: Tasha Dougé, Dayana Joseph,  Jonathan Michel & Marie E. St Cyr  at Grandchamps Restaurant. We were serenaded by Jonathan Michel who performed several Haitian inspired folk tunes on the upright and electric bass. Guests enjoyed delicious dishes prepared by Dayana Joseph (Chef Day), and we announced our Lakou NOU 2020 artists in residence. 

To view Chef Day’s recipes from her project The Mommas click here. 


Lakou NOU 2020 Artists in Residence 

Daveed Baptiste is a multi-disciplinary artist working between fashion design, photography, and textiles. Born in Haiti and raised in Miami Florida, he moved to NYC to attend Parsons School of Design, where he will graduate with a BFA in May. 

Guerdley Cajus is a creative spirit with Haitian roots from Cambridge, MA. Inspired by the divinity of dance, she enjoys using performance art and creative writing as a medium for healing and emotional exploration. Guerdley studied Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Journalism at Pace University.  

AnJu Hyppolite is a Brooklyn-born, Queens-bred award-winning actor, writer, and educator who works at the intersection of theater arts, literacy advocacy, and social equity.  AnJu facilitates workshops with youth and community members throughout the Big Apple.

To find out more about the artists’ projects click here 

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Ann Pale | Let’s Talk with Friends of Matènwa | Recap


On December 11th, 2019 at FiveMyles Gallery, Haiti Cultural Exchange hosted a Ann Pale conversation with Friends of Matènwa moderated by Michèle Voltaire Marcelin

Friends of Matènwa supports programs in the Matènwa community of La Gonâve to achieve education, agricultural development and social justice goals in Haitian Kreyòl.

Their mission is to be a democratic model of hands on education that reflects the learning and growing possible in one’s local environment. MCLC uses methodologies that have been tailored to their culture through experimentation, evaluation, and modifications, resulting in the present implementation of highly successful practices.

FOM seek to empower the local community in their ability to reflect and determine their own solutions, thus creating a healthy interdependent relationship when seeking resources, financial or material, from AID agencies or individuals.

Food was provided by Ida J & Co and Haitian vendors included: Cantave de Saint Marc, Cremas Absalon, Brooklyn Essence, and Askanya chocolate.

Click here to view photos. 


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Haitian Creole Symposium | Ann Pale Kreyòl


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Haiti Cultural Exchange is pleased to curate the closing night of the Haitian Creole Symposium presented by the Haitian-American Foundation for Educational and Cultural Exchange.

Join us for a conversation with Haitian cultural scholar Dr. Nixon Cleophat and visual artist Klode Garoute.

The evening will feature performances by spoken word artist Schneider Laurent and musicians Markus Schwartz & Samba Kebyesou.

Catered reception provided by Grandchamps.

Click here to see the full Haitian Creole Symposium schedule.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 28, 3-7PM
LOCATION: Five Myles Gallery | 558 St Johns Pl | Brooklyn, NY MAP
Take the 2/3/4/5/S trains to Franklin Ave. Walk north to St Johns Place and turn right.

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Yon Moman Sou Plas | Atis Angaje Conversations featuring Sherley Davilmar



Yon Moman Sou Plas | Atis Angaje Conversations featuring Sherley Davilmar

Join HCX and Lakou NOU 2016 Artist Resident, Sherley Davilmar as she host an Atis Angaje lunch conversation discussing the work that she did during her “How Desensitized Are We?” residency project. She’ll be focusing her talk on the intersections of health and wellness, gentrification, and violence in our communities. She’ll be opening a space to forum and form creative strategies among ourselves.

The program is an opportunity for participants to have a talk together over lunch in spirit of informal public convening naturally a part of Haitian culture. A contemporary photo exhbition by Haiti-based artists, curated by Maksaens Denis, will also be on view.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 17th | 1-3pm.
LOCATION: Greene Garden | 2 S. Portland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217



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.

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