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Arts & Culture, New York

By Francesca Andre

On March 3 Haitian singers Anie Alerte and Riva Nyri Précil brought their jazz-infused Kreyol music to Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcafé in honor of Women’s History Month.

Caribbean TV Series “Taste the Islands” Adds Haitian Cast Member
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Caribbean TV Series “Taste the Islands” Adds Haitian Cast Member

In 2015, Caribbean cooking show “Taste the Islands” made history by becoming the first Jamaican-produced and Jamaican-hosted series on US national public television. Show creators Blondie Ras Productions have announced that the second season will premiere this June, Caribbean American Heritage Month, on Create TV and select PBS stations around the country. Public television’s favorite…

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Voices from Haiti: Artists as Activists

  On March 2, the Haitian Studies Institute hosted a free panel discussion about the role of Haitian artists as activists, both at home and abroad. The panel featured vocalist and Red Cross Ambassador Emeline Michel, acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi; Régine Roumain, the Executive Director of Haiti Cultural Exchange; Dr. Jean Eddy Saint Paul, the founding…

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.

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