1. Comme Coco - Everybody Loves a Haitian Girl

    Comme Coco - Everybody Loves a Haitian Girl

  2. lamusenoire:

In Living Color: Model Tico Armand by Bryan Benoit  
Photo Credit: Bryan Benoit  

    lamusenoire:

    In Living Color: Model Tico Armand by Bryan Benoit  

    Photo Credit: Bryan Benoit  

    Reblogged from: lamusenoire
  3. On Thursday, the President Michel Martelly, accompanied by Ms. Josette Darguste, the acting Minister of Culture, participated in Pandiassou (Hinche), at the ceremony of presentation of the first components of the Orchestra of the National Music Institute of Haiti (INAMUH).

In his speech, the Head of State, in the presence among others of Mayor of the town, the Departmental Delegate of the Centre, the Bishop of Hinche, Mgr. Simon Pierre Saint-Hillien, of Miguel Sanchez, President of the “Société Anonyme Mixte Pétion/Bolivar”, of the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to Haiti, Pedro Gonzalez Canino and parliamentarians from Central Department, stressed the importance of music in the proper functioning of a society and invited the responsible of INAMUH to make every effort in order to mentor 675 children recruited to be part of the orchestra in the city of Hinche.

During the ceremony, children 3 to 16 years, after only three weeks of training presented a beautiful musical performance.

The Head of State has announced that it will implement this project in each department of the country, “I am what I am today thanks to the music, it is my duty to offer this opportunity to the children of Haiti. Vive the music, Vive Haiti !”

    On Thursday, the President Michel Martelly, accompanied by Ms. Josette Darguste, the acting Minister of Culture, participated in Pandiassou (Hinche), at the ceremony of presentation of the first components of the Orchestra of the National Music Institute of Haiti (INAMUH).

    In his speech, the Head of State, in the presence among others of Mayor of the town, the Departmental Delegate of the Centre, the Bishop of Hinche, Mgr. Simon Pierre Saint-Hillien, of Miguel Sanchez, President of the “Société Anonyme Mixte Pétion/Bolivar”, of the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to Haiti, Pedro Gonzalez Canino and parliamentarians from Central Department, stressed the importance of music in the proper functioning of a society and invited the responsible of INAMUH to make every effort in order to mentor 675 children recruited to be part of the orchestra in the city of Hinche.

    During the ceremony, children 3 to 16 years, after only three weeks of training presented a beautiful musical performance.

    The Head of State has announced that it will implement this project in each department of the country, “I am what I am today thanks to the music, it is my duty to offer this opportunity to the children of Haiti. Vive the music, Vive Haiti !”

  4. Haiti - Education : Digicel has already built 80% of the 150 promised schools - HaitiLibre.com

    The Digicel Foundation proceeded with the inauguration of 8 schools during the month of February. 5 of the schools were built in partnership with the organization Zanmi Lassante (Partners in Health) in the Center department and 1 was built in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in the Nippes. The Digicel Foundation is very happy to be getting closer to achieving its objective of constructing 150 schools by September 2014 and would also like to thank the above mentioned partners for their collaboration along the way.

  5. T-Vice Official video ” M’anvi Gate’w ” 2013

  6. Gage - Viens Danser

  7. phoenixrefined:

The Beauty Of Haitian Kanaval Has Finally Come To Brooklyn!!!

    phoenixrefined:

    The Beauty Of Haitian Kanaval Has Finally Come To Brooklyn!!!

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  8. A Sophisticated Wedding Infused with Haitian Culture in New Rochelle, NY
We love when a couple’s adoration for their culture is infused throughout their wedding. Cassandre and Alain Auguste initially wanted to get married in Haiti, but when those plans fell through, they thought of creative ways to incorporate their Haitian culture into their big day. First, their ceremony was celebrated in three languages, French, Haitian Creole and English. At their reception, they served Haitian beer, danced to Haitian music, and guests went home with plates that were hand painted by a famous Haitian artist.
(via A Sophisticated Wedding Infused with Haitian Culture in New Rochelle, NY - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine)

    A Sophisticated Wedding Infused with Haitian Culture in New Rochelle, NY

    We love when a couple’s adoration for their culture is infused throughout their wedding. Cassandre and Alain Auguste initially wanted to get married in Haiti, but when those plans fell through, they thought of creative ways to incorporate their Haitian culture into their big day. First, their ceremony was celebrated in three languages, French, Haitian Creole and English. At their reception, they served Haitian beer, danced to Haitian music, and guests went home with plates that were hand painted by a famous Haitian artist.

    (via A Sophisticated Wedding Infused with Haitian Culture in New Rochelle, NY - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine)

  9. Vicky Jeudy is best known as Janae Watson on the Netflix breakout hit Orange Is the New Black (2013). Originally from Queens NY and of Haitian descent Vicky got her start in the entertainment world competing in beauty pageants. She was a top 25 Semifinalist in the Miss NY USA competition, where she also took home the title of Miss Photogenic. As a college student, Vicky began to seriously study the craft of acting and gained experience in the indie film world. Her emotionally nuanced performances coupled with her professionalism created fast opportunities. A humanitarian at heart, Vicky is an avid reader in holistic health who, when not on set, can be found empowering the youth in her urban community.

    Vicky Jeudy is best known as Janae Watson on the Netflix breakout hit Orange Is the New Black (2013). Originally from Queens NY and of Haitian descent Vicky got her start in the entertainment world competing in beauty pageants. She was a top 25 Semifinalist in the Miss NY USA competition, where she also took home the title of Miss Photogenic. As a college student, Vicky began to seriously study the craft of acting and gained experience in the indie film world. Her emotionally nuanced performances coupled with her professionalism created fast opportunities. A humanitarian at heart, Vicky is an avid reader in holistic health who, when not on set, can be found empowering the youth in her urban community.

  10. dayiti:

    Art work of Haitian artist Marlie Décopain (based in New York). I love her incorporation of the Haitian aesthetic in this digital format! Ayibobo!!!

    Visit her blog: http://marliedecopain.tumblr.com

    You can buy her artwork and home goods at http://www.popiphi.etsy.com.

    Reblogged from: dayiti
  11. lunionsuite:

⛅️You know your a Zoe when 😂😂😂 #Cornflex #LaitCarnation #Breakfast #Zoelife #WestIndian #Haitian #Lunionsuite

    lunionsuite:

    ⛅️You know your a Zoe when 😂😂😂 #Cornflex #LaitCarnation #Breakfast #Zoelife #WestIndian #Haitian #Lunionsuite

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  12. LOS ANGELES, USA (sentinel.ht) - Cécile McLorin Salvant is a first time Grammy nominee, nominated for 2014 Best Jazz Vocal Album. The Haitian-American artist had WomanChild, released May 2013, peak at No. 4 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart.

    Cécile McLorin Salvant was born and raised in Miami, Florida of a French mother and a Haitian father. She started classical piano studies at 5, and began singing in the Miami Choral Society at 8. Early on, she developed an interest in classical voice, began studying with private instructors, and later with Edward Walker, vocal teacher at the University of Miami.

    Read more: http://www.sentinel.ht/entertainment/articles/music/5372-grammy-nominee-cecile-mclorin-salvant

  13. Chinwa: The Untold Story of Chinese-Haitians

    Chinese presence in the Caribbean is concentrated mostly in Jamaica, but did you know that at one point there was a trickle of immigration from China into Haiti?
    With last names like Wu, Wah, Wawa, Fung, Fong-Ging, Fungcap, the first known Chinese families arrived in Haiti in the late 1890s, fleeing crumbling dynasties.
    Guy Fong-Ging, whose father King Fong-Ging adopted Haiti as his permanent home, says: “Fong Sam, Fong Wong, They came in groups. They were all [mostly] from the same family.”
    Some like Soud Fungcap arrived in Haiti in the Twentieth Century. Fungcap was on his way to Brazil, fleeing a revolution in China, when he accidentally landed in Haiti in 1915 and made his home there. Like other newly arrived immigrants from China, Soud kept in touch with the folks back home in Canton, China, and his son joined him in Haiti in 1928.

    Click link to read more

  14. ourafrica:

    African Restaurant Week  (NYC)

    This fall, for the first time in New York City (NYC), food lovers get an opportunity to enjoy prix-fix three-course meals at several high-caliber African restaurants, between Sunday October 13 and Sunday October 20.

     A food and wine tasting party at Taj Lounge (48 W 21st Street, Chelsea, NYC) from 2PM-8PM on Sunday, October 13.  A variety of African wines and cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs Pierre Thiam, Brian Hayford and Chekh Cisse and A. Cisse will be illustrated at the event. This event will include food, wine, music, networking and philanthropy. Advance discounted $30 tickets are available for purchase online at www.beuevents.com;

    o       A variety of other food and wine events betweenOctober 14 and October 20 at six participating locations:

    o   “AfroBeats & Dinner” on Monday, October 14, from 4PM until 7PM, at Amarachi (http://www.amarachi325.com/) located at: 325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY;

    o   “Africa  & Food” on Wednesday, October 16, from 6PM until 10:30PM, at LeSouk Harem (http://www.lesoukny.com/) located at: 510 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY;

    o   “African Food and Wine meets Brooklyn” on Thursday, October 17, from 5PM until 10PM at Bedvyne (http://www.bed-vyne.com/) located at: 370 Tompkins Avenue,  Brooklyn, NY;

    o   “African Cuisine & Culture Party” on Friday, October 18, from 10PM until 2AM, at Buka located at: 945 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY;

    o   “A Taste of Senegal” on Saturday, October 19, from 2PM until 7PM, at Jollof (http://www.joloffjoloff.com/) located at:1168 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY;

    o   “Pan-African Literature Salon”, a reading event featuring three renowned African and Haitian literary authors, on Sunday, October 20, from 4PM until 7PM, at La Caye (http://www.lacayebk.com/) located at: 35 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

    Complete NYARW details, including a full list of participating restaurants, prix-fixe menus, chef bios and special events are available at: www.beUEvents.com.  The site is updated frequently to reflect new restaurants and events.  Search #NYARW on Facebook and on twitter to get up to the minute details on new events, chefs and restaurants added to the NYARW roster.

    Reblogged from: ourafrica
  15. So you’ve learned to trill your “r” in the Spanish word for parsley. They don’t care. ¿dónde está tu país?

    You were born in the Dominican Republic; everyone in your family–dating back to 1929–has a lot of Dominican in them. You call yourself Dominican. You feel Dominican. You speak like a native-born Dominican. They don’t care. ¿dónde está su casa? Naciste dónde? ¿When? Ten years ago? They tell you that’s just not good enough.

    Dominican. The word is written in blood, your blood. The word filters through your veins, delivering borrowed memories to your heart. Si usted nació aquí antes de 1929, you’re so good to go, you can stay. If you were born in the Dominican Republic, say way back in 1928–that would make you 85 years old. At 85, no one expects you to have any babies. If you’re 85 and up, you’re safe. You can breathe now.

    ¿Hablas kreyòl ayisyen? Good, because now you have been elected maestra de vocabulario for children who don’t know the other place and don’t speak the other language. They’d never set foot on the other soil. They have to learn the other ways quickly. Here’s the vocabulary you have to teach : Dominican. Illegal. Immigrant. Citizenship. Revoked. Stateless. Homeless. Crisis. Paradise. Lost. Big concepts for children to learn, but you have to start teaching your lesson. You have to use every strategy you know. Teach them to make connections: Text to self; text to world; text to text: Haitian. Not. Illegal. Teach the children why the word Antihatianismo has been in their common core for a long, long time. Teach them before putting them to bed at night When morning comes, maybe they’ll think it was all just a dream. A dream from far away. Far like paradise. A dream that must be forgotten. Fast.


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