Krik? Krak! Storytelling & Songs featuring Riva Precil @ Children’s Museum of the Arts NY
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Riva PrecilIn partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts NY, join Haiti Cultural Exchange for Haitian folktales and songs, connecting children and families to the rich oral traditions of Haiti.

Open Engagement Conference: Lakou NOU – OUR Yard: Artist-led Community Sustainability and Social Engagement @ Queens Museum Theater
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Haiti Cultural Exchange will be presenting, along with Lakou NOU 2017 resident Diane Exavier, on Lakou NOU as a model for community cultural sustainability in Brooklyn neighborhoods.  Learn more here.

Selebrasyon! Opening Night Benefit Concert @ ShapeShifter Lab
May 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) invites you to join us for our Selebrasyon! Opening Night Benefit Concert taking place on Thursday, May 17th at Shapeshifter in Gowanus, Brooklyn. We are thrilled to be presenting legendary mizik razin band Boukman Esksperyans as they promote their new album, Isit E Kounye La.

UPDATE: Paul Beaubrun has also joined the line-up for this concert. More details are forthcoming!

This celebratory event will launch HCX’s 3rd Biennial Selebrasyon! festival and generate crucial support for HCX’s Ti Atis (“Little Artists”) after-school program at P.S. 189 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

6 – 8pm | Pre-concert VIP Reception

  • Complimentary food and beverage – Caterer and beer & wine sponsors TBA.
  • Meet & Greet with Boukman Eksperyans – An opportunity to mingle with members of this legendary band. VIP ticket holders receive a free CD that they can have signed during the first hour of this reception.
  • A tribute to P.S. 189’s legacy of youth empowerment via cultural expression – Featuring an arts showcase and speakers, including P.S. 189 administration and alum.

8pm | General Admission

8:30pm | Concert featuring Boukman Eksperyans

This year’s festival is an ode to artists, inspired by Haiti’s revolutionary spirit, who are building artistic practices rooted in social justice. We are honored to kick off Selebrasyon! 2018: Ayiti Angaje/Atis Angajewith Boukman Eksperyans, whose music and journey are an exemplary fusion of art and activism.