1. artdream:

    Haiti c.1975

    Reblogged from: artdream
  2. The Best Books on Haiti — Read more

    The Best Books on Haiti — Read more

  3. Stevy Mahy ft James Germain - Haiti Cherie

    (via Haiti Visuelle) (Stevy Mahy Tumblr)

  4. 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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  5. Creole Family Concert
Impresyon, Tabou Combo, Karizma 
Friday August 1, 5PM-9:30PM @ Eisenhower Park (Uniondale, NY)

    Creole Family Concert

    Impresyon, Tabou Combo, Karizma 

    Friday August 1, 5PM-9:30PM @ Eisenhower Park (Uniondale, NY)

  6. Thanks for the tag!  

    Adding Phoenix Refined and Haitian Phoenix to the list

    If you’re looking for Haitian bloggers to follow, here you go folks..

    vodunfashion:

    haitiana:

    freshmouthgoddess artdream , universalayititoma, haitianculture, haitianfactsandsayings, haitians-r-us, fuckyeahhaitians, tifanmkreyol

    it’s *haitian btw but those blogs aren’t really that hard to find but i’m glad i could help. *also lunionsuite too is a good one

    Awwwwwwwww thank you for tagging me! lol that made my day!!!! don’t forget 4hnyc, sonjeayiti, haitianhistory, haitian-artists, haititourisminc

    Reblogged from: vodunfashion
  7. rapadoo:

    Les Haïtiens dans les deux Guerres mondiales – Le Nouvelliste

    Reblogged from: rapadoo
  8. Edwidge Danticat,  Garcelle Beauvais, Emeline Michel at Moca Cafe Haiti

    Edwidge Danticat,  Garcelle Beauvais, Emeline Michel at Moca Cafe Haiti

  9. "When the Drum is Beating tells the story of six decades of Haitian history seen through the lens of Septentrional - a 20-piece band whose fusion of Cuban big band and Hatian voodoo beats continued through dictatorships, natural disasters, coup d’états, and chaos, navigating the ups and downs, the glory and the tragedy of the country.

    Directed by Whitney Dow, the 84-minute documentary toured the film festival circuit during 2011..”

  10. "Edwidge Danticat has lent the rights for her short story "Caroline’s Wedding" to be adapted into a feature film. New York based filmmaker and NYU Cinema Studies graduate student Easmanie Michel recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to jumpstart production on the project, which is set to be her feature directorial debut. 
"Caroline’s Wedding" is the last story in Danticat’s collection Krik? Krak!, which was published in 1995 and centers on: 
The narrator and protagonist, Gracina (Grace) Azile, who, with her mother and sister Caroline, has immigrated to the United States from Haiti. It describes the cross-generational and cross-cultural conflicts triggered by Caroline’s wedding to a non-Haitian man. Danticat introduces her readers to traditional stories, games, beliefs, and rituals from a culture that is little known or understood outside Haiti. In particular, the story explores the role of storytelling and tradition, and the relationship between mother and daughter, in creating social and family cohesion. 
Michel is set to adapt the work along with co-writers France-Luce Beeson and Darcy Miller. Producer Stephanie Dawson and cinematographer Kay Chung round out the production team.  
The project is being called the first feature adaptation of Danticat’s work. Previously a film version of her novel The Dew Breaker was long in the works, with HBO attached and Danny Glover, Sophie Okonedo and Chiwetel Ejiofor in talks to star at different points in its development, though there’s been no recent news on whether that film will come to fruition.”
Shadow and Act http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/film-adaptation-of-edwidge-danticats-carolines-wedding-in-development-fundraising

    "Edwidge Danticat has lent the rights for her short story "Caroline’s Wedding" to be adapted into a feature film. New York based filmmaker and NYU Cinema Studies graduate student Easmanie Michel recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to jumpstart production on the project, which is set to be her feature directorial debut.

    "Caroline’s Wedding" is the last story in Danticat’s collection Krik? Krak!, which was published in 1995 and centers on:
    The narrator and protagonist, Gracina (Grace) Azile, who, with her mother and sister Caroline, has immigrated to the United States from Haiti. It describes the cross-generational and cross-cultural conflicts triggered by Caroline’s wedding to a non-Haitian man. Danticat introduces her readers to traditional stories, games, beliefs, and rituals from a culture that is little known or understood outside Haiti. In particular, the story explores the role of storytelling and tradition, and the relationship between mother and daughter, in creating social and family cohesion.

    Michel is set to adapt the work along with co-writers France-Luce Beeson and Darcy Miller. Producer Stephanie Dawson and cinematographer Kay Chung round out the production team. 

    The project is being called the first feature adaptation of Danticat’s work. Previously a film version of her novel The Dew Breaker was long in the works, with HBO attached and Danny Glover, Sophie Okonedo and Chiwetel Ejiofor in talks to star at different points in its development, though there’s been no recent news on whether that film will come to fruition.”

    Shadow and Act http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/film-adaptation-of-edwidge-danticats-carolines-wedding-in-development-fundraising

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

  12. Happy Haitian Mother’s Day

    It is important to remember on this precious day when we celebrate Mother’s Day that some women gave birth to children but never raise them. Other women never give birth to a child but raised so many with all their heart. In this song Moso Manman, Emeline Michel wants to thank you.

    Mother’s Day is not a holiday restricted to only those who gave birth. It is an appreciation day for all of those beautiful women who naturally played the role of mothers.

    Mother’s Day should be as wile as the celebration of women because motherhood is a driven nature in all women.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all women and this song, Emeline Michel, Moso Manman is dedicated to all of you.

    HaitiMega


    Haitian Mother’s Day is the last Sunday in May. In Haiti it is a tradition to wear a flower in honor of your mother on Mother’s Day. Haitians wear a red flower to honor their mother if she is living and either purple or white to honor a mother that has passed.” (Link)

  13. Haitian Flag Day - Phoenix Refined in Elizabeth, NJ (@phoenixrefined)

    Haitian Flag Day - Phoenix Refined in Elizabeth, NJ (@phoenixrefined)

  14. 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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  15. Comme Coco - Everybody Loves a Haitian Girl

    Comme Coco - Everybody Loves a Haitian Girl

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