Join Haiti Cultural Exchange on Thursday, January 25th for Haiti X New York featuring a screening of the short documentary film “Junior” followed by a Q & A / An n Pale with filmmaker A.J. Wilhelm and Jérôme “Junior” Siméon.
7 – 10 pm
FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St. John’s Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213
And stay after the film for a Vodou Jazz Jam featuring Jérôme Siméon (Junior Racine Mapou) & Markus Schwartz on Haitian drums, Bobby Raymond on bass, and JC Maillard on guitar.
ABOUT THE FILM
Year of film: 2021
Language: Haitian (English subtitles)
Film length: 11:28
As a gifted teenager Jérôme “Junior” Siméon was recruited by top Haitian roots music group “Racine Mapou de Azor” and spent 20 years touring the world. When the lead singer of his band dies unexpectedly Junior’s high-profile career comes to a shocking halt and he suddenly faces an uncertain future for himself and his legacy.
A.J. Wilhelm attended the University of Michigan studying politics, music and film. Following graduation A.J. worked at National Geographic Society in Washington D.C while also performing as a touring musician. This is A.J.’s first film as Director.
RSVPs not required, but highly recommended. Entry is first come, first served, so please make sure to come early if you’d like to grab a spot!
About Haiti X New York
Haiti X New York — Tradisyonak Kilti Tanbou Lakay (Haitian Drum Traditions and Culture) — is an immersive program series by Haiti Cultural Exchange about all things “Tanbou Vodou” in Haiti — happening every Thursday throughout January 2024.
Much gratitude to the National Endowment for the Arts for their support of Haiti X New York.