Archive for the ‘Dance’ Category

Fèt RASIN |Recap


Live in NYC from Haiti for the first time Haiti X New York resident artist Youry Vixamar brought his traditional Haitian drumming to blend with DJ Sabine Blaizin’s unique Afrobeat/Haitian Roots/House sounds at ShapeShifter Lab on October 17th, 2019.

Guests enjoyed authentic Haitian fritay provided by Ida J & Co and danced the night away to Afrobeats accompanied by Youry’s live drumming with a surprise impromptu performance by the wonderful Haitian singer James Germain.

Click here to view photos. 





Posted in Archive, Dance, Events, HCX Programs, Music, Weekend | No Comments »

Ayiti Experimental | Recap


Ayiti eXperimental

On Thursday, June 6th at Dumbo Loft, HCX and our gorgeous supporters launched our 10-year anniversary celebration with a supper club & afterparty. The event was hosted by Riva Précil with live performances by Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Melanie Charles and Haiti-based guitarist/singer BIC Tizon Difè. Award-winning author Ibi Zoboi offered reflections on the significance of this historic landmark for the organization. DJ Jephté Guillaume played Haitian Afro Tech that kept us on our feet late into the evening evening’s afterparty.

Special thanks to our caterers, the iconic GrandChamps and bar sponsor Clairin The Spirit Of Haiti, who brought some delicious rhum cocktails and tastings from their collection.

Click here to view photos.





Kafou Mizik

On Saturday, June 8th at Shapeshifter Lab, Haiti Cultural Exchange hosted an evening of live musical performances spanning generations and genres followed by a conversation with these renowned artists. Performers included Talie, BIC Tizon Difè, & Wooly Saint Louis Jean with a discussion curated by Lakou Nou artist Jonathan Michel.

Click here to view photos.



Banm On Ti Limyé

On Sunday, June 9th at Rogers/Tilden/Veronica Place Garden Haiti Cultural Exchange presented Haiti-based artist Wooly Saint Louis Jean who joined us for a special posthumous tribute to Manno Charlemagne, a Haitian political folk singer, songwriter, guitarist and political activist. Guests artists included Haiti based singer/songwriter BIC Tizon Dife, Talie, and Bohio Music.

Click here to view photos.



Bat Tanbou

On Saturday, June 15th at 3pm, Haiti Cultural Exchange hosted Bat Tanbou, a Drumming Circle & Performance at Hillel Plaza. Passersby joined for an afternoon of traditional Haitian drumming in the heart of Little Haiti BK featuring Okai Fleurimont and friends!

Click here to view photos.




On Thursday, June 13th at FiveMyles Gallery, at 4pm Haiti Cultural Exchange hosted an Open Gallery Conversations & Libations with visual artist, Pascale Monnin.  Monnin took over the HCX space to create FLASH, an installation of paintings, sculptures and curiosities. Works were available for sale, a portion of proceeds benefiting HCX.

Click here to view photos.


On Sunday, June 16th  the installation of works by Pascale Monnin, FLASH, continued at FiveMyles Gallery, which featured a discussion led by vidual artist Vladimir Cybil Charlier.

Click here to view photos.



Haiti Film Fest Pop Up

On Sunday, June 23rd at Westbrook Memorial Garden at 6pm Haiti Cultural Exchange hosted a Haiti Film Fest Pop Up featuring Film Screenings & Ann Pale. The event was held in partnership with Brooklyn Queens Land Trust, featuring experimental shorts & a feature length film. Attendees enjoyed film screenings in the garden, popcorn and beer!

Click here to view photos.



Pop up Shop

On Thursday, June 20th & Friday, June 21st at Byas & Leon at 6pm, Haiti Cultural Exchange hosted a Boutik and Pop Up Shop . Shoppers enjoyed small bites prepared by Lakou NOU artist Chef Day while they shopped ethical and sustainable apparel from Byas & Leon, candles made from all natural Haitian vetiver from Vetiver Les Cayes, and home décor items crafted by Haitian artisans from Bien Abyé.

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 9.01.45 PM


1804 Dance Performance

On Friday, June 28th at FiveMyles Galleryat 6pm, Haiti Cultural Exchange hosted “1804,” a Dance Performance & Ann Pale featuring Haitian dancer and choreographer Jean-Aurel Maurice.Mauriceperformed the world premiere of his work 1804 exploring the events leading up to Haiti’s independence and held a discussion about the creation of this piece, and his work in Haiti, with Riva Précil.

Click here to view photos.



Master Class

On Saturday, June 29th at Gibney Dance at 1pm, Haiti Cultural Exchange hosted a Master Haitian Contemporary Dance Class taught by Jean-Aurel Maurice with live drumming accompaniment. Participants learned various traditional rhythms and dances as well as accompanying songs.

Click here to view photos.


Ayiti eXperimental Dance Performance & Ann Pale curated by André Zachery

On Sunday, June 30th at Westbrook Memorial Garden at 3pm, Haiti Cultural Exchange hosted a Dance Performance & Ann Pale curated by André Zachery featuring André Zachery, Tara Nicolas, Nubian Nene, & Jean Sebastien with live soundscape by Val Jeanty.

Click here to view photos.



The Ayiti eXperimenal Closing Night party was held at Westbrook Memorial Garden on Sunday, June 30that 5pm featuring Val Jeanty & Brother High Rara Band. Guests enjoyed an array of seasonal fruits curated by Lakou Nou artist Chef Day along with cocktails made with Clairin The Spirit Of Haiti.

Click here to view photos.


Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Archive, Arts, Dance, Events, Exhibitions, Film, Music, Visual Art | No Comments »

Haitian Flag Day | Recap


On Friday, May 17th, Haiti Cultural Exchange and our Broklyn community celebrated Haitian Flag Day at Brooklyn Commons in Flatbush. The event was hosted in collaboration with Little Haiti BK and Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte.


60786290_10156993634686830_4562708625155424256_oThe event featured dance performance and musical performance by Prince Guetjens & Tayno. Delicious Haitian food was provided by Kombit Restaurant. A select group of Haitian vendors joined us; Vendors included: Cantave de Saint Marc brought delicious Haiti-grown coffee, Les Chocolateries Askanya brought the rich chololat delights, and Kapha Group brought us vibrant Haiti-made clothing and homewares.


Living true to our Haitian roots, Prince offered a special tribute to our Haitian motherland and to motherhood: “Today’s not just celebrating the flag. Today we stand with mothers and children, and the fight for healthcare. It is their right to choose what happens with their bodies.”

Click here to view photos.



Posted in Archive, Arts, Crafts, Culinary Arts, Dance, Events, HCX Programs | No Comments »

May 17 | Haitian Flag Day Celebration


Flag Day Flyer 2019

Join Haiti Cultural Exchange in celebration of Haitian Flag Day hosted by Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, featuring dance and musical performance by Prince Guetjens & Friends. Catered by Kombit Restaurant.

Friday, May 17, 6:30PM | Doors open at 5:30PM
Brooklyn Commons | 495 Flatbush Avenue | Brooklyn, New York | MAP  

$10 Suggested Donation

Learn more about upcoming events viaFacebook! 


Posted in Arts, Dance, HCX Collaborations, HCX Programs, Music, Uncategorized, Weekend | No Comments »

« Older Entries | Newer Entries »