Haitian Cultural Scene in NYC, beyond the Kompa Scene…

This is for Haitians or non Haitians wanting to do something besides going to a bal in New York. Going out to dance and supporting our musicians is a great thing to do, do not get me wrong here. I just think that we need to step outside our comfort zone and discover the immensity of what the Haitian Culture has to offer. The Haitian Culture identity goes beyond the popular music genre that is kompa.

The Haitian Cultural Exchange (HCX) http://haiticulturalx.org offers a variety of programs if that is something that interests some of my readers.

Every month they have a series called An n’ Pale | Café Conversations with a person of interest in the Haitian Community. This month is features the great author andprofessor Évelyne Trouillot

The evening, which is co-sponsored by Words Without Borders, will feature a reading by Évelyne followed by a discussion of her work with NYU Professor J. Michael Dash..

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, November 15th, 6:30-8:00pm
LOCATION: The NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

for more infos : http://haiticulturalx.org/program-05

Also this month starting Nov18 until Nov20th, HCX presents «Haitian Film Festival»

The Opening Night is on NOV 18 with the Special Screening of the Documentary” When the Drum is Beating“, by Whitney Dow  and a  special performance by Orchestre Septentrional
Location: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

Date: Friday, November 18, 2011
Time: 6-10 PM

The Festival itself will present films by Arnold Antonin, Charles Najman, Raoul Peck, Michèle Stepheson, Frantz Voltaire presenting his most recent movie about Mano Charlemagne «Konviksyon»etc….

To have a better idea of the full programmation and where to films will be presented go on http://haiticulturalx.org/hcxhaiti-film-fest-schedule

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