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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