Miami Herald, By George Fishman, June 12, 2015 Everyone has seen the graphically tragic news photos of Haiti: horrific devastation from hurricanes and earthquakes; hunger and homelessness; ferocious political upheavals. For many outsiders, that’s what Haiti is — one disaster after another. With perhaps an “exotic” vodou ritual thrown in. (Photo: Young girl dancing in […]
Haitian Diaspora in ‘Stones in the Sun’ NYT Critics’ Pick New York Times, By Stephen Holden, November 20, 2014 “Stones in the Sun” is a wrenching portrait of Haitian exiles struggling to build new lives in New York City after fleeing their country in the late 1980s. Jean-Claude Duvalier had departed, but his generals remained […]
Visit the 1940-1950 Port-au-Prince Haiti. In French. BALADE A PORT AU PRINCE DANS LES ANNEES 1940-50 Réalisé par Thomas Noreille, sur une narration de Syto Cavé et Georges Castera, balade dans le Port-au-Prince des années 1940-50. Ce film a été projeté lors de la soirée anniversaire des 60 ans de l’Institut Français en Haïti.
Haiti has its own international jazz festival! Each year since 2007, the capital city of Port-au-Prince hosts the International Jazz Festival to a growing and diverse public. Located in the Greater Antilles, Haiti benefits from a mild January Caribbean climate during this one-week spectacular event. The Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival offers an unprecedented cultural assembly […]
By Amistad Films A great historical piece on the story behind forts in Haiti and the pride of a nation.
Haïti : Deux siècles de création artistique Exposition (click the image to see a short video…feel it) “L’exposition, la première sur le sujet, propose de découvrir l’extraordinaire richesse de la création artistique haïtienne : elle n’a cessé de jaillir au coeur du destin tourmenté de la première République noire, mêlant poésie, magie, religion et engagement […]
Miami Herald, By Ricardo Mor, Friday, 08.01.14 What: Little Haiti Country Club Where: 8267 NE Second Ave., Miami When: Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m., through Aug. 22 (Photo: Artist Casey Zap stands by his sculptures on display at the Little Haiti Country Club, which runs now through August 22. Ricardo Mor / For […]
Haiti was among eight nations exhibiting at the Children’s World’s Fair in the Louisiana Children’s Museum, New Orleans, on Saturday, March. More than 2000 children and parents came through the Fair. As Maryse Dejean observes, the Fair and Haiti’s exhibit were a lot of fun and a lot of positive information! Aristide Phillips and Don […]
Field Museum in Chicago, Sat Oct 25, 2014 – Sun Apr 26, 2015 When you hear the word Vodou, what comes to mind? Zombies, evil spells, or dolls stuck with pins? In the upcoming exhibition Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti, look beyond these stereotypes and manufactured Hollywood images, and discover a vital spiritual and social […]
FATAL ASSISTANCE SCREENING IN MIAMI. Thursday March 21st to Sunday March 23rd Haitian born filmmaker Raoul Peck appearing Friday and Saturday at 8pm shows. Synopsis: Haitian born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a 2-year journey inside the challenging, contradictory and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Fatal Assistance appearing at O Cinema (Miami, FL) […]