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How Haiti Became a Tourist Destination for Jazz Music Lovers Around the Globe
Arts & Culture

How Haiti Became a Tourist Destination for Jazz Music Lovers Around the Globe

Years after a devastating earthquake decimated much of Haiti’s already fragile infrastructure, a small, vibrant institution in Port-au-Prince has emerged as a shining example of the country’s immense potential and is putting Haiti on the map as a worldwide tourist destination for Jazz music festivals. Founded in 2007 by legendary singer and percussionist Joel Widmaier,…

Haiti Looks to Benin for Guidance on Voodoo Crimes
Arts & Culture

Haiti Looks to Benin for Guidance on Voodoo Crimes

COTONOU, BENIN (AFP) – Three senators from Haiti pause in reflection in front of a statue of their country’s independence hero Toussaint Louverture in Allada, southern Benin, where he had his roots. The West African and Caribbean countries, separated by thousands of kilometres (miles) and ocean, share the same history but also the same religion…

Arts & Culture, Photo Gallery

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.

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