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Teaching The Diaspora Creole One Word At A Time
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Teaching The Diaspora Creole One Word At A Time

By Joyann Jeffrey

For Christelle Hyppolite, learning to speak Creole connects her with a heritage she never quite understood.

At home I felt disconnected with my relatives, the 23-year-old says. Not being able to speak Creole had an isolating effect on me. So, in an effort to connect to her family and culture through language, Hyppolite enrolled in the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York, an educational facility dedicated to teaching others Haitian Creole in the Two Moon Art and House Café in downtown Brooklyn.

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HaitianBeatz Kicks Off Labor Day Weekend

To kick off Labor Day weekend, Moses St. Louisof HaitianBeatz hosted the re-Labor Day Fest Unplugged at Vault Cafe on Long Island. The event featured live acoustic performances from rising Haitian musicians like Sherlee Skai and Mercedes and fan favorites such as Emmery from Karizma and legend Alan Cave.

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Haiti’s Musical Heir Apparent Hits the International Stage with Exclusive New York Listening Party

Fresh off of his international tour, Sandro “T-Micky” Martelly, will bring sounds from his new album “Atache” to New York in a highly-anticipated performance. On July 23, Ayiti Deploge will host an exclusive listening party at S.O.B.’s . T-Micky has been described as the voice of a new generation. His “music speaks to and of young people…

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Bringing Caribbean Tales to Brooklyn

  The opening weekend of MA’s Playhouse production of “Ti Jean and His Brothers” brought the classic folktale to the stage in Brooklyn, with a bit of a twist. The timeless piece by St. Lucian playwright and poet Derek Walcott explores the fight between good and evil as three brothers each try to defeat the…

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MARC BAPTISTE HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL NOAH NY GALA

By Vania Andre About half of the Haitian population doesn’t have access to health care, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Those in rural areas have limited access to medical facilities and in areas where there are, the costs of health care is too much for many to afford. However, for residents in one…

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