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Selebrasyon! :: About New York’s Celebration of Haitian Art & Culture


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Selebrasyon! will be the first of its kind in New York. This festival will bring Haitian, Caribbean, and wider New York communities together to experience Haitian film, dance, music, literary and visual art in venues across the city!

Beginning on Haitian Flag Day on May 18th during Haitian Heritage Month, and running until the end of June which is Caribbean-American Heritage Month, this festival will present events hosted in collaboration with different organizations, institutions and artists.

Seeking to highlight the dynamic presence of Haitians in New York as well as in Haiti and other parts of the Diaspora, Selebrasyon! will provide opportunities for artists, especially those who are emerging, to share their work and build new audiences.


Selebrasyon! Advisory Committee

Buyu Ambroise • Alice Backer • Sabine Blaizin • Manolia Charlotin • Edwidge Danticat Jeffrey Dessources •  Joel Dreyfuss • Ayinde Jean-Baptiste • Carine Jocelyn Lorraine Mangones • Michèle Voltaire Marcelin • Jerry Philogene • Anthonine Pierre Sam Pierre • Barbara Prezeau • Rose Pierre-Louis • Elsie Saint-Louis Jessica St. Vil-Ulysse • Etienne Télémaque • Frantz Voltaire

Selebrasyon! Community Partners

651 Arts | Ann Pale Kreyol | Artists for Peace & Justice | BelTiFi Belle Vue ToursCenter for Traditional Music & Dance | City Lore Cornbread & Cremasse | CUMBE | FiveMyles Gallery | Haiti Cherie Haitian American Caucus | Haitian Recipes  | The Haitian Roundtable  Jaz Enterprise | Konbit Mizik Kiskeácity | Konbit MizikMoCADA My Haiti Travels | National Association of Haitian Professionals New York Women in Television & Film | PEN American Center Thornton Global Strategies |

Selebrasyon! Sponsors

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Selebrasyon! Media Partners

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November 16: “Episodes of Haiti” presented by KaNu Dance Theater


KaNu Nov 13KaNu Dance Theater presents Episodes of Haiti, a 3-section full-length production about Haiti’s culture, history, and present-day situations through exciting collaborations of modern dance, traditional Haitian folklore, poetry, and live music. Choreographed by Jessica St. Vil.

Featuring Special Guest Artists: Buyu Ambroise, Michele Voltaire Marcelin, Earthman Experience and Julio Jean.  The company will premiere its latest work “Above the Water” which portrays the spirit of Haiti’s boat people.


DATE/TIME: Saturday, November 16th / 7:30pm
LOCATION: Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432 Map
ADMISSION: $15 in advance / $20 at the door

To purchase tickets, please:

– Visit the Jamaica Performing Arts Center Box Office at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue,Tuesday through Friday, 10am-5pm
– Purchase ticekts online at or by going directly onto the JPAC webisite:
– You can also request to have tickets delivered to your location. Contact Jessica at (718) 986-7142 or via email at or Patrick Ulysse at (917)749-9242 to purchase your tickets in advance for $15

For more info visit the official Episodes of Haiti page.

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October 11: Poésie et chansons vivantes d’Haïti


Poésie et chansons vivantes d’Haïti
Pwezi ak chanson vivan ann Ayiti
Living poetry and songs of Haiti

A cultural presentation by Trilingual Press Release
and presentation of multiple authors’ new books and music by Idi from his upcoming album.

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September 20: Janjak Desalin’s 255th Birthday Celebration


Janjak Desalin was born on September 20th, 1758. Join Lakou NY for this celebration of our liberator, the father of our nation, Janjak Desalin. Bring your children and learn about the proud heritage & the strong blood that runs through our Haitian veins.desalin b day

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