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Emeline Michel To Perform At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts At Brooklyn College
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Emeline Michel To Perform At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts At Brooklyn College

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues their commitment to outstanding performing arts with their latest musical showcase slated for Mar. 4 at 8:00 p.m. with legendary Haitian singer and songwriter Emeline Michel. Called “the Joni Mitchell of Haiti” and the “new goddess of Creole music,” she has been instrumental in putting such…

What Alan Cave Means to Haitian Music
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What Alan Cave Means to Haitian Music

By Peter Prime

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, once intoned, in a duet with Paul McCartney, the British musical icon, “I am a lover but not a fighter.” This phrase would be an apt description of Alan Cave who has captivated the hearts of most Haitian music aficionados, particularly female fans, for almost thirty years. For more than two decades, Alan has been the crooner-in-chief in the Haitian Music Industry (HMI). Even after all those years, his well-crafted songs have never lost their luster. His most recent double album, Timeless, is a case in point. His numerous ballads always have an uncanny ability to enchant or transport the listeners to a higher plane where they could escape either their daily routines or forget about any burden that life might throw at them.

Jimmy Jean-Louis Launches 2017 Haiti Calendar
Arts & Culture, New York

Jimmy Jean-Louis Launches 2017 Haiti Calendar

NEW YORK, NY – Actor and philanthropist Jimmy Jean-Louis announced the release of a limited edition 2017 Haiti Calendar. Launching during the African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York later this month, the calendar features captivating photographs from some of Haiti’s most beautiful sites. The goal of the calendar is to project positive images of…

Arts & Culture, New York

Manhattan Theater Screens Haitian Films to Celebrate Day of the Dead

From Oct. 28 to Oct. 30, Metrograph, a new theater in Manhattan, held a weekend-long screening of contemporary Haitian films in celebration of the Day of the Dead. Celebrating Haiti: Day of the Dead Revisited, hosted by Creatively Speaking Films Series, ran from Oct. 28 – Oct. 30 at the Manhattan theater where seven films were screened. The films each explore a different aspect of narratives and issues embedded in the conscience of all Haitians.

Arts & Culture, Opinion

Caribbean Version of Vagina Monologues Highlights Domestic Violence In Haitian Community

By Fabienne Colas

Haiti is known for many things; for its food, its music, its art and its people, who stay continuously resilient in the face of political and socioeconomic turmoil. However one aspect of Haitian culture that is kept in the shadows, is the misogynic ideals that are interwoven in the culture, and rears itself in various forms of abuse against women.

How I Discovered Haiti Through Rice and Sauce Pois Vert
Arts & Culture

How I Discovered Haiti Through Rice and Sauce Pois Vert

By Peter Rajchert

One of my favorite comfort meals is rice with sauce pois vert. I learned about this magnificent dish from the woman who would become my mother-in-law at the Haitian parties that she and my girlfriend Sandra’s father organized in the basement of St. Louis de France Parish in northern Toronto. They raised funds for an orphanage in Haiti through the parties. Local Haitian families would prepare chicken, salads, griot and other dishes in huge quantities and bring them to St. Louis on aluminum trays.

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