Prominent NYC Haitian Promoters Form a coalition- NYHPC promising to bring change in the Haitian Music Industry.
By Fabiola Jean
Commencing Fall action with a night of male sophistication, Jeff Lindor, Groomed Success’ founder, initiated the second change agents mixer in late September at the savvy Carlton Hotel in Manhattan, where three honorable change agents were recognized for their exemplary hard work and dedication in their respective fields. Groomed Success awarded the Change Agent Distinguished Fellow Award to Tyrone Brown, Juan Perez and Councilman Jumaane D. Williams.
By Maya Earls
On an overcast Monday, nine students offered a cheerful, “Bonjou” as they passed their professor. Each student found a chair around a long wooden table and opened his or her textbook to the previous night’s assignments. From the outside, the Haitian Creole class appeared like any other college course. However, with this fall being the first time New York University (NYU) offered the language, every class meeting was an experiment.
“I have a general structure and a general timeline of what I want my students to learn,” said Wynnie Lamour, NYU’s adjunct Creole instructor, “But things shift as you go from day to day.”
By Tadia Toussaint
It’s no new fact that the Haitian Revolution is a historical event that not just Haitians, but many people of color are truly proud of and grateful for. It led the Western hemisphere to a time of change where suppressed groups, mainly Africans, started movements seeking freedom.
The Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX), a nonprofit aimed at preserving Haitian culture through education, arts and public affairs, launched their Fall/Winter program titled “Revolisyon” with a kickoff event at the Brooklyn Public Library, featuring an open reading by Haitian-author Gina Ulysse.
Haitian Times has partnered with New York City College of Technology to present the first annual NYC Caribbean Food Festival, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 17.
“New York is in the middle of a Caribbean renaissance,” festival organizer Garry Pierre-Pierre said. “There’s a wealth of restaurants and businesses emerging out of the area that we’d like to put a spotlight on.”
Top Chef Ron Duprat & Author Edwidge Danticat Headline 20th Anniversary Celebration of Lambi Fund of Haiti
To commemorate two decades of service and impact, Lambi Fund of Haiti hosted a celebration on July 15 at Penthouse…
By Carlotta Mohamed
Seven choreographers and dancers performed in the first Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE event of the year, at St. Francis College in Brooklyn on Sunday night.
New Traditions: A Showcase for Caribbean Choreographers, gave a platform for dance artists working with body movement, content and esthetic choices to present stories of who they are today in an evolving Caribbean culture.
One of those choreographers, Maxine Montilus, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, to Haitian parents, did her solo performance, “Ou Pa Pale Kreyol?!?! (“You Don’t Speak Kreyol?!?!).