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3 Books To Read About Aftermath of Haiti Earthquake
Arts & Culture

3 Books To Read About Aftermath of Haiti Earthquake

GOD LOVES HAITI A native of Haiti, Dimitry Elias Léger makes his remarkable debut with this story of romance, politics, and religion that traces the fates of three lovers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the challenges they face readjusting to life after an earthquake devastates their city. Reflecting the chaos of disaster and its aftermath, God…

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It Takes A Village To Make a Film
Arts & Culture

It Takes A Village To Make a Film

By Tadia Toussaint

Choked up on her tears, Haitian-born filmmaker Guetty Felin doesn’t deny that her latest independent film, Ayiti Mon Amour was a handful. She oversaw the production, advertisement and funding of the project.

“Making this film was ten times harder because I’m wearing all of the negative hats,” Felin said. “I am a woman. I am black. I am Haitian.”

Jerry Tardieu in New-York: Huge Turnout for a big dreamer
Arts & Culture, New York

Jerry Tardieu in New-York: Huge Turnout for a big dreamer

By Henry Beaucejour CEO of Haiti Tech of New-York

Investir et s’investir en Haiti: Un acte de foi, is the title of a riveting book recently released by author and entrepreneur Jerry Tardieu. After Port-au-Prince and North Miami, Tardieu chose New York as the third stop of his book tour. When I found out that the Harvard trained entrepreneur would be in New York for a book signing, I decided to attend.

Lights, Kanu, Action! Haitian Dance Company Brings Haitian History To Stage
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Lights, Kanu, Action! Haitian Dance Company Brings Haitian History To Stage

By Tadia Toussaint

One by one, dancers entered the stage in vibrant costumes and masks swaying and jolting their bodies to the music. The rhythmic beats of the djembe drums, melodic phrases played by saxophonist Buyu Ambroise and angelic voice of gospel singer Ludwine Joseph, accompanied the dancers of the KaNu Dance Theater, who received a standing ovation after their third full company concert at Queens’ Jamaica Performing Arts Center in November.

3 Questions With Haitian-American Filmmaker Tirif Alexius
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3 Questions With Haitian-American Filmmaker Tirif Alexius

Dir/Prod Tirf Alexius, Road Mgr-Bruno Robert, Prod/Writer Remoh Romeo Photo Credit: Ludwig Borgella Lakay tells the tale of two Haitian-American brothers who journey to the small island in search of relatives after the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010. The newly-released documentary by Chicago-based Haitian-American filmmaker Tirf Alexius, was released nationwide in October. Told…

3 Haitian Dessert Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Meal
Arts & Culture, Lists & Guides

3 Haitian Dessert Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Meal

Editor’s Note: Recipes adapted from haitian-recipes.com Bonbon Sirop Bonbon Sirop is a popular bread-like muffin that some describe as a “Haitian brownie.” Treat your friends and family to this tasty and comforting treat that’ll be sure to bring back memories of Haiti.    Ingredients: 2 cups of butter 3 eggs 1 cup of brown sugar 1/2 tbsp of grated…

Nadege Fleurimond Releases Travel Journal Cookbook
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Nadege Fleurimond Releases Travel Journal Cookbook

Haitian cuisine chef, Nadege Fleurimond, released her culinary travel journal / cookbook HAITI UNCOVERED: A Regional Adventure into the Art of Haitian Cuisine on Nov. 18. The culinary coffee table book includes a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Edwidge Dandicat. HAITI UNCOVERED delves into the art of Haitian Cuisine and brings into focus the beauty of Haiti through its diverse culinary traditions,…

In the Eye of the Spiral Wins Best Feature Documentary at the Big Apple Film Festival
Arts & Culture, New York

In the Eye of the Spiral Wins Best Feature Documentary at the Big Apple Film Festival

By Vania Andre Two years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, filmmakers Raynald Leconte and Eve Blouin headed to the small island nation to begin documenting the lives of some of Haiti’s most inspirational living artists. Central to their journey of exploration was the artistic and philosophical movement of spiralism. Now, nearly four years since their…

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