The new series, which debuts May 22 on Complex, follows the lives of two Haitian Americans living in Miami, trying to navigate their way through dating, life and adulthood. Haitian Times spoke to the creator of the series in an exclusive interview about the genesis of the show, and just how much of it is based on real life.
“There are transgenerational differences that impacted this,” Ferrari said. “The older generation feels like they own leadership, and everyone else has to take a seat back and listen. Real leaders groom other leaders. We need millennials to have a seat at the table.”
Bordering the Imaginary, which is a collaboration between BRIC and Haiti Cultural Exchange, will be on display until April 29.
Many in the community were misguided into thinking that Trump would provide solutions to their problems, or ignored the pending doom he would inflict, as though the Haitian community would be immune to his catastrophic influence. Instead, efforts were made at the 11th hour to help stave off a fate that had already been sealed the day Trump took his oath of office.
In one piece titled Madame Beauvoir’s Painting, the artist Fabiola Jean-Louis highlights the strength and fortitude of women, while providing subtle commentary on the spectrum of the Black identity. Madame Beauvoir’s Painting is inspired by 18th-century French portraits of elite, white women. However, instead of a white woman pictured in the ornate dress, Jean-Louis inserts Madame Beauvoir – a black woman.
However, in Pierre-Louis’ opinion, young people in Haiti are left with one piece of advice that was once shared by former Haiti President René Préval — Naje pou w soti (swim your way out).
A seaside beach resort in a country typically categorized by its poverty is the last place one would expect the closing event for an international jazz festival. Makeshift VIP sections with wicker furniture were roped off to the front of the stage, while early comers sat behind them in seats sinking in the sand.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Haitian Times was in attendance for the 12th edition of the PAP Jazz International Festival. After a week of concerts in the capital with extraordinary headliners the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival wrapped up its 12th edition on Jan. 27 with a celebration on the beach of Decameron Indigo Resort and Spa. Here’s a snippet of…
In the Haitian community, and I suspect in other Caribbean and African ones as well, we place a great deal of importance on differentiating ourselves from other Black groups in America.