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Ayiti Experimental | Recap

06.02.19

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Exhibit

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fèt Gede at Pioneer Works

10.11.18

hcx fet gedeHaiti Cultural Exchange and Pioneer Works dedicate a night to Haitian Vodou and the ancestral dead with a Fèt Gede.

Live DJ sets by Val Inc. and DJ Sabine, performances by Sheila Anozier and Okai, and a ceremony (10pm) led by houngan Jean-Daniel Lafontant.

Fèt Gede celebrates ancestors, death and life by venerating the pantheon of gede lwa (spirits) through music, dance, food and offerings.

The gede are said to be the liveliest of all the lwa, the polyrhythmic sounds and fast-paced movements of the dancers are used as further attractors for them to manifest themselves here in the realm of the living. Each and every sacred object and performance is an invitation for the gede to travel to this realm as well as to honor and celebrate them. The Vodou-inspired artworks included in the PÒTOPRENS exhibition currently on view at Pioneer Works highlight the extent to which the religious practice inspires and feeds Haiti’s artists. A fèt gede further highlights this link between Vodou and art by activating the object’s divinity.

Free! $10 suggested donation
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DATE/TIME: Friday, November 2, 7PM-12AM
LOCATION: Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street | Brooklyn, NY MAP
Take F/G trains to Smith-9th Street Station or B61 bus to King Street stop. Or take the NYC Ferry from South Brooklyn (SBK) to Red Hook/Atlantic Basin.

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Contemporary Photography Exhibition featuring Haiti-based artists

04.12.18

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

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 seven Haiti-based photographers will be submitting their work for an outdoor exhibition as part of Selebrasyon! programming. Curated by Maksaens Denis, the participating artists are: Josué Azor, Edine Celestin, Noiredelatour, Sébastien Denis, Fabienne Douce, Pierre Michel Jean, and Georges Harry Rouzier.

Their work will be on view at the following Brooklyn Queens Land Trust Gardens from May 31 – July, 1, 2018. Open garden hours are varied; more details TBA.

Featured Gardens include: 

Greene Garden
2 S Portland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
 
Rogers/Tilden/Veronica Garden
2601-2603 Tilden Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226
**Open Hours:
—Monday – Tuesday: 10am-5pm
—Saturday: 10am-7pm
—Wednesday – Thursday: 5-8pm
 
Q Gardens Community Farm
70 E 18th St, Brooklyn, NY 11226
**Open Hours:
—Saturday: 12-2pm
—Sunday: 2-4pm
—Wednesday: 6:30-8pm
—First Friday Each Month: 6 to 8pm
 
Westbrook Memorial Garden
1233 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11216

 

Photo Exhibit Promo 1 (1)

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HCX will also be planning several other events in conjunction with the this exhibition:

Opening of Contemporary Photography Exhibition featuring Haiti-based artist, Josué Azor
Date/Time: Thursday, May 31st | 5 – 8pm
Rogers/Tilden/Veronica Place Garden | 2601-2603 Tilden Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226

Yon Moman Sou Plas| Day Atis Angaje Conversations in Brooklyn Gardens in collaboration with Brooklyn Queens Land Trust and Lakou NOU Resident Artists
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

Click here to learn more: haiticulturalx.org/selebrasyon

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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.

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Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas  at BRIC House

04.02.18

“The Brooklyn-based arts organizations BRIC and Haiti Cultural Exchange teamed up on the occasion of the visual art exhibition, Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas to ask four local thinkers of Haitian and Dominican descent to write about their personal experiences of border between the two nations. What ideas did they grow up with, and what inherited notions are challenged by their experiences living 1,500 miles from the island once known as Kiskeya? The responses grapple with issues of identity, race, stereotypes, and heritage, and share the personal perspectives of novelist Ibi Zoboi, scholar and professor Edward Paulino, immigration activist Albert Saint Jean, and community organizer, artist, and herbalist Suhaly Carolina-Bautista.” 

-Régine M. Roumain, Executive Director at Haiti Cultural Exchange and Jessica Sucher, Senior Manager of Community Engagement at BRIC

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Beginning this month until the end of April, BRIC is presenting a visual arts exhibition that brings together Dominican and Haitian artists investigating the complex relationship between the two countries.

Titled “Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas,” the exhibition features work in a wide array of media by 19 Dominican and Haitian artists, based in both their native countries and in the United States. The artists draw on their experiences of difference, movement, and immigration to create a collective visual narrative that exposes inequalities and stereotypes of race, gender, and sexuality, which have plagued the island since the 15th century. Their work also displays the vitality of the visual arts in their communities. Through the exhibition, exhibition catalogue, and public programs, Bordering the Imaginary will reveal the complexities of a historically shifting transnational border space and the formation of distinct but intertwined nations.

Haiti Cultural Exchange has successfully partnered with BRIC in asking four local thinkers of Haitian and Dominican descent to write about their personal experiences of border between the two nations. Read the essays here.  Writers Ibi Zoboi, Suhaly Bautista-Carolina, Edward Paulino , and  Albert Saint Jean  will share their thoughts about the essays and their experiences  in a public conversation, moderated by Dr. Carolle Charles, as part of the  BRIC OPEN: Borders  Festival.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 28 | 4pm

LOCATION: Gallery at BRIC House | 647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 | MAP

 

ALSO HAPPENING:

Fanmi Asòtò @ BRIC

Lakou NOU 2018 artist resident and co-creator of Fanmi Asòtò, Sirene Dantor Sainvil, will be performing as part of BRIC’s “House Party: Imagination Island” – an event set to ignite your imagination with stories, arts, and games from global island cultures. Fanmi Asòtò will hit the stage at 1:30pm.

Photo by Guitart Photography

 

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 7th | 12-5pm
LOCATION: BRIC House | 647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 | MAP

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Fabiola Jean-Louis, Madame Beauvoir’s Painting, 2018

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