By Haitian Times Editorial Staff Haitian music is as diverse as its people, food and culture. The music pulls from a wide range of influences, and reflects French, African, Spanish, and indigenous inhabitants that all left their mark on the island nation. Some traditional styles that are unique to the country include, rara, twoubado, and rasin….
By Fabiola Jean
AfroCrowd, a new initiative aimed at increasing black participation in crowdsourcing, kicked off Black History Month, with a weekend dedicated to Wikimedia crowdsourcing. The kickoff event, held at the Brooklyn Public Library, was sponsored by the Haiti Cultural Exchange, Haitian Creole Language Institute, Afro Latin Project, Port Academie, Garifuna Nation, Yoruba Cultural Institute and Afro Diaspora.
By Max A. Joseph Jr. Naiveté is indisputably expensive, whether one thinks of it as a virtue or a mental weakness. On Dec. 5, 1492, a flotilla of Spaniard sailors arrived in Haiti and was welcomed not with apprehension, but with elation by the Arawaks and Tainos, who inhabited the island. Had the opposite occurred,…