1. Thousands of Haitians live in Brooklyn; here are five kitchens serving them a taste of their West Indian home.

    1. Immaculee Bakery
    1411 Nostrand Ave., East Flatbush; 718.941.2644

    2. Kreyol Flavor
    2816 Church Ave., East Flatbush; 718.856.2100

    3. La Caye
    35 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene; 718.858.4160

    4. La Tranquilite l’Impressioniste
    9117 Avenue L., Canarsie; 718.531.8767

    5. Venus Restaurant
    670 Rogers Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens; 718.287.4949

  2. DJ Sabine Blaizin Talks The Roots Of Haiti’s Deep House Movement

    DJ Sabine Blaizin by Carlos Bell Photography

    The story of Haiti is a story of a people who refused to be enslaved, rising up against their oppressors and creating the first free black republic in the New World– the only nation in the world established as a result of a successful slave revolt. Ostracized and isolated by the West because of this, Haiti kept a strong connection to its African roots, maintaining traditions, rhythms and dances of more than 21 plus different African ethnicities– traditions which in some cases have faded on the continent itself. Vodou, while influenced by the original Taino people and French colonizers, is nonetheless a direct path back to Haiti’s African ancestors. Indeed the sights, smells and music on the island are the closest a Brooklynite could get to Africa in a three hour plane ride.

    Against this backdrop a new movement is gaining momentum. The island is vibrating to the new sound of Haitian House, a deep and tantalizing brew of modern production methods set over the ancient and unmistakable call of the drum.
    Sabine Blaizin is a New York based DJ, promoter, community activist, who some on NYC’s house music scene may know from her brand Oyasound, which gives homage to the ancestors and promotes warrior women in music with a host of great events and excellent Afro Deep House mixes.
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  3. AfroLatino Festival NYC
Saturday, June 28th, 12pm-6pm
Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Free Entry

    AfroLatino Festival NYC

    Saturday, June 28th, 12pm-6pm

    Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY

    Free Entry

  4. Elegba, DJ Hard Hittin Harry, Phoenix Refined at DanceAfrica/BAM Festival, Brooklyn, NY

  5. From Haiti to Africa - Haitian Heritage Fete at La Caye, Brooklyn Memorial Weekend

    From Haiti to Africa - Haitian Heritage Fete at La Caye, Brooklyn Memorial Weekend

  6. A long list of commemorative events is on tap for the Haitian Heritage Month 2014, which includes the celebration of Haitian Flag Day on May 18.

    One of the biggest events is the Haiti Cultural Exchange’s “Selebrasyon!” which kicks off May 18 and runs through June 30. It includes Haitian film, dance, music, literary and visual arts events.

    Dance performances, drumming, arts and crafts and a marketplace will be featured at a free outdoor fête on May 18 at Parkside Plaza, Ocean and Parkside Aves. next to Prospect Park, from noon to 6 p.m. It feaures Haitian Flag Day crafts for children, Rol’hans Innocent and the P.S.189 Dance Troupe and Julio Jean dance workshops by presented by CUMBE, and music by DJ Sabine Blaizin, Jocelyne Dorisme, and Nadïne LaFond.

    In addition, artworks by Engels, Francks Deceus, Eric Girault, Sophia Domeville, Shakespeare Guirand, Mahalia Stine and Nadïne LaFond will be displayed at “Selebrasyon!”

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  7. phoenixrefined:

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

    phoenixrefined:

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

    Reblogged from: phoenixrefined
  8. Tuesday June 25, MrJeffDess aka the The Haitian Son(thehaitianson.tumblr.com)hosts

KREYÒL CORNER POETRY NIGHT at La Caye Restaurant
FTG. NATALIE K. PAUL 
8-10PM 

A riveting night of laughter and memories in spoken word.

    Tuesday June 25, MrJeffDess aka the The Haitian Son(thehaitianson.tumblr.com)hosts

    KREYÒL CORNER POETRY NIGHT at La Caye Restaurant
    FTG. NATALIE K. PAUL
    8-10PM

    A riveting night of laughter and memories in spoken word.

  9. beholdalady:

Phoenix Refined at La Caye Restaurant #Brooklyn #bamfestival

    beholdalady:

    Phoenix Refined at La Caye Restaurant #Brooklyn #bamfestival

    Reblogged from: beholdalady
  10. Sat, May 18th 9pm
BAMcafe located on 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Sat, May 18th 9pm

    BAMcafe located on 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

  11. thisisjamaica:

Emeline Michel at Galapagos Art Space


In honor of the historic Battle of Vertières, which propelled Haiti to Independence, join Haiti Cultural Exchange for a special performance—Freedom Song-Chante Libète—by renowned Haitian songstress Emeline Michel followed by a DJ & Dancing.
This performance takes place on Friday, November 16th, 2012, from 7:00pm-4:00am at Galapagos Art Space, located at 16 Main Street in Brooklyn, New York.
Don’t forget to check our sister blog The Black Me

    thisisjamaica:

    Emeline Michel at Galapagos Art Space

    In honor of the historic Battle of Vertières, which propelled Haiti to Independence, join Haiti Cultural Exchange for a special performance—Freedom Song-Chante Libète—by renowned Haitian songstress Emeline Michel followed by a DJ & Dancing.

    This performance takes place on Friday, November 16th, 2012, from 7:00pm-4:00am at Galapagos Art Space, located at 16 Main Street in Brooklyn, New York.

    Don’t forget to check our sister blog The Black Me

    Reblogged from: thisisjamaica
  12. Please Share:
Executive Director Régine M. Roumain announces that Haiti Cultural Exchange is co-sponsoring the Daughters of Anacaona Writing Project, a creative writing and leadership workshop, founded by Ibi Zoboi. Classes meet Saturdays, from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm, from October 13 – November 10, 2012. They will be held at the YWCA of Brooklyn, located at 30 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.
Description: For girls of ages 9 through 17, the Daughters of Anacaona Writing Project aims to cultivate empowerment, creativity, cultural awareness, community service, and college and career readiness in primarily Haitian immigrant and first generation teen girls residing in Brooklyn, New York. The 5-session workshops will culminate in a yearly publication of an anthology including the participants’ best work and a reading for invited family, friends, teachers, and community members.
This project is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Kings County the Decentralization Program is administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc.

    Please Share:

    Executive Director Régine M. Roumain announces that Haiti Cultural Exchange is co-sponsoring the Daughters of Anacaona Writing Project, a creative writing and leadership workshop, founded by Ibi Zoboi. Classes meet Saturdays, from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm, from October 13 – November 10, 2012. They will be held at the YWCA of Brooklyn, located at 30 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.

    Description: For girls of ages 9 through 17, the Daughters of Anacaona Writing Project aims to cultivate empowerment, creativity, cultural awareness, community service, and college and career readiness in primarily Haitian immigrant and first generation teen girls residing in Brooklyn, New York. The 5-session workshops will culminate in a yearly publication of an anthology including the participants’ best work and a reading for invited family, friends, teachers, and community members.

    This project is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Kings County the Decentralization Program is administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc.

  13. September 8 // Afro Misik DJs // 2 – 8pm // FREE
Oyasound Productions :
GetOpen Sessions :
Bamboo Sounds Entertainment
:: present ::
AFRO MIZIK An AfroHouse Excursion with Haitian Roots
with : DJ Sabine : DJ AQuaBeaT : Serge Negri
& Live Performance by The Earthman Experience with DJ Hard Hittin Harry
at Dekalb Market
Sept. 8  2pm – 8pm
: Flatbush Avenue & Willoghby Street :
A, C, F, R to Jay Street /
B, Q, N to Dekalb Avenue /
2, 3, 4 to Nevins Street
(via Dekalb Market | September 8 // Afro Misik DJs // 2 – 8pm // FREE)

    September 8 // Afro Misik DJs // 2 – 8pm // FREE

    Oyasound Productions :

    GetOpen Sessions :

    Bamboo Sounds Entertainment

    :: present ::

    AFRO MIZIK An AfroHouse Excursion with Haitian Roots

    with : DJ Sabine : DJ AQuaBeaT : Serge Negri

    & Live Performance by The Earthman Experience with DJ Hard Hittin Harry

    at Dekalb Market

    Sept. 8  2pm – 8pm

    : Flatbush Avenue & Willoghby Street :

    A, C, F, R to Jay Street /

    B, Q, N to Dekalb Avenue /

    2, 3, 4 to Nevins Street

    (via Dekalb Market | September 8 // Afro Misik DJs // 2 – 8pm // FREE)

  14. kdorvilier:

http://brace-fa-ce.tumblr.com/, myself and http://knastytime.tumblr.com/ at the Labor Day parade yesterday with Tonton Bicha :)

    kdorvilier:

    http://brace-fa-ce.tumblr.com/, myself and http://knastytime.tumblr.com/ at the Labor Day parade yesterday with Tonton Bicha :)

    Reblogged from: kdorvilier
  15. Sis and moi at Labor Day Parade

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