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Selebrasyon! New York’s Festival of Haitian Arts & Culture
May 17, 2014 @ 7:00 am - 11:55 pm
Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX), a non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY today announced Selebrasyon! New York’s first large-scale festival of Haitian arts & culture from May 18 – June 30, 2014.
Selebrasyon! will kick off on Haitian Flag Day (May 18th) as part of Haitian Heritage Month, at Parkside & Ocean Avenues with a free outdoor celebration of Haitian culture with live music, crafts, food, and dance workshops. The kick-off event will be followed by six weeks of programming showcasing Haitian arts in the diaspora and from Haiti. Highlights of the festival include open studio tours (Sundays in May & June), a commissioned installation by visual artist Engels at FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights, a performance by Grammy-nominated band Boukman Eksperyans (May 23st), and the U.S. Premiere screening of La Rèn Solèy, a film by Frantz Voltaire & Nitze Mathelier followed by a tribute performance to renowned vocalists Toto Bissainthe, Martha Jean-Claude & Lumane Casimir (May 31st).
Other festival events include ree arts workshops for children & adults, poetry at the Bowery Poetry Club, culinary events, and children’s storytelling!
For the official Selebrasyon! Calendar visit www.HaitiCulturalX.org/selebrasyon
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