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Haitian Labor Day Fest Returns for Another Year

On Sept. 2, Venus International Productions, Harmon Linder & Rogowsky, and Madame Gougouse hosted the annual Haitian Labor Day Festival on Sept. 2 at Eisenhower Park on Long Island.  For the first time in the festival’s history since its inception in 2012, the Haitian Labor Day festival featured a contest between the bands and performers with the winner took…

Miami Exhibit Showcases Impact of Colonialism and Religion In Haiti
Arts & Culture, South Florida

Miami Exhibit Showcases Impact of Colonialism and Religion In Haiti

Curated by Anthony Bogues, Ph.D. and professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, Metamorphosis centers on the symbolic and cultural histories of Haiti and the Caribbean, interpreting colonial encounters and their consequences. Central to the changes in this time period were slave rebellions and the Haitian Revolution. Duval-Carrié’s artistic themes are many variations on the historic life of the region, blending his distinct aesthetic with the everyday, creating pieces that represent the Caribbean Diaspora experienced up through the present day.

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…

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