Haiti Cultural Exchange Selebrason!
Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX), a non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY today announced Selebrasyon! New York’s first large-scale festival of Haitian arts & culture from May 18 - June 30, 2014. Selebrasyon! will kick off on Haitian Flag Day, as part of Haitian Heritage Month, at Parkside & Ocean Avenues with a free outdoor celebration of Haitian culture with live music, crafts, food, and dance workshops. The kick-off event will be followed by six weeks of programming showcasing Haitian arts in the diaspora and from Haiti. Highlights of the festival include open studio tours, a commissioned installation by visual artist Engels at FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights, a performance by Grammy-nominated band Boukman Eksperyans, and the U.S. Premiere screening of La Rèn Solèy, a film by Frantz Voltaire & Nitze Mathelier followed by a tribute performance to renowned vocalists Toto Bissainthe, Martha Jean-Claude & Lumane Casimir.
Selebrasyon! Advisory Committee member and Chair of the Haitian Roundtable, Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, states that "New York is electrified with cultures from around the world. Selebrasyon! seeks to bring Haitian culture to the forefront of this colorful city. This spring festival will be a testament to the creativity of the Diaspora as well as artists residing in Haiti.”
Seeking to highlight the dynamic presence of Haitians in New York, Haiti, and other parts of the Diaspora, Selebrasyon! will provide opportunities for artists, especially those who are emerging, to share their work and build new audiences. By partnering with different community groups, HCX is working to make this an accessible, dynamic festival that builds awareness, appreciation and conversation around the Haiti of NOW.
For more information on Selebrasyon! and sponsorship opportunities please visithttp://haiticulturalx.org/selebrasyon or contact Régine M. Roumain, Executive Director, Haiti Cultural Exchange at 347-565-4429 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CARTER Magazine