- 1 Current Events have moved to the blog!
- 2 Study Haitian Creole and Culture this summer
- 3 How Papa Noël Forgot Christmas
- 4 Put Justice In Haiti On Your Holiday Gift List
- 5 11/10 Jean-Jacques Dessalines Blvd dedicated in Miami
- 6 11/9 200 Years of History and Creativity - 11/9 -- 12/10, 2004
- 7 11/6 Gede Ceremony to honor the victims of Hurricane Jeanne
- 8 11/5 Gede Celebration Nov 5- Nov 31, 2004
- 9 10/29 New Play about Toussaint Louverture opens in Peoria, IL on Friday, 10/29/04
Current Events have moved to the blog!
As of January, '05, current events will be posted on the blog at http://www.thelouvertureproject.org/. Feel free to send suggestions for current events or other blog updates to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm also open to starting a new email list to announce upcoming events, if there's enough interest. --Stumax 09:54, 28 Jan 2005 (PST)
Study Haitian Creole and Culture this summer
The Florida Consortium for Latin American Studies will hold its eighth annual Haitian Summer Institute from June 29 to August 17, 2005. The Institute is designed for anyone interested in acquiring a basic conversational proficiency in Haitian Creole and an understanding of Haitian culture. The first four and a half weeks of instruction are in Miami, followed by an optional two weeks of study abroad in Haiti. Full details online.
The Haitian Creole Summer Institute has been offered in Massachusetts for the past eighteen years. Since the summer of 1995, the Institute has been conducted at the Harbor Campus of UMass Boston under the joint collaboration of the Africana Studies Department, the Haitian Studies Project, and the Division of Corporate, Continuing, and Distance Education. Next session in June, 2005. Full details online.
How Papa Noël Forgot Christmas
"How Papa Noël Forgot Haiti" at Lincoln Center December 24, 2004 from 8:00 till 10:00 PM.
With Danny Glover, Erna Letemps, Emanuel Obas, Myriam Barthelus, Carole Alexis, Michel Lemorin, Israel Samedy, Pierre Alix Haspil, "Kiskeya: The Haitian Orchestra" of Jean Jean-Pierre.
"How Papa Noel Forgot Haiti" is the story of Magali, a schoolgirl full of intelligence and hope, and her dreams of a visit, at long last, to Haiti by Papa Noel, is a story that demands to be told. It is a parable for a new day that finds its power in the dreams of a child.
Lincoln Center box office: 212-721-6500
Put Justice In Haiti On Your Holiday Gift List
Visit the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and make a donation of $20 or more and you will receive a Holiday Decoration in return.
11/10 Jean-Jacques Dessalines Blvd dedicated in Miami
Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard Dedication Ceremony
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 3:00 P.M.
Northwest 125th Street ½ block East of Northwest 7th Avenue
11/9 200 Years of History and Creativity - 11/9 -- 12/10, 2004
Bread and Roses Cultural Project
the Haitian American Voters Organization
200 YEARS OF HISTORY AND CREATIVITY
a group showing of Haitian artists
WHERE: Gallery 1199 310 W 43rd Street (between 8th &9th) New York, NY 10036
WHEN: Opening reception Tuesday, November 9, 2004 6pm – 8pm Exhibit runs November 9 – December 10, 2004 Gallery hours 10am – 8pm weekdays
The opening reception will feature Haitian folkloric singing and dancing with Carolle Demesmin as well as scenes from the Paul Robeson Theater production of “The Lion in Captivity”, a play about Toussaint Louverture.
There will be additional events featured during this celebration of Haitian culture and creativity:
Friday, November 19, 2004, 6pm – 7pm:
Spoken word night with classic Haitian folktales and modern Haitian poetry with various artists.
Friday, December 3, 6pm – 7pm:
Film night: showing “The Agronomist” by Jonathan Demme
Friday, December 10, 6pm – 9pm
Closing reception with Haitian music and open mike.
For more information, please contact Rytva Soni Tilson at 212-603-1194, email@example.com or William Johnson, 212-603-1192, firstname.lastname@example.org
A percentage of all proceeds will be donated to Haitian Disaster Relief
11/6 Gede Ceremony to honor the victims of Hurricane Jeanne
Tap Tap Restaurant will present a special GEDE CEREMONY "JETE DLO" to honor the victims of hurricane Jeanne.
MANNO CHARLEMAGNE will perform at 8:30.
ABOUDJA, vodou priest and musician, will conduct the "JETE DLO" ceremony at 9:30 PM with the participation of many drummers, dancers and singers from the Haitian community.
"JETE DLO a pou y ale
Moun yo mouri O
Sa ka jete dlo a pou y ale.
Moun Badjo mouri
Moun Soukri mouri
Moun Souvnans mouri
Sa ka jete dlo a pou yo.
Adye moun yo mouri
Mesye moun yo mouri
Pou ki moun yo mouri
Sa ka jete dlo a pou yo"
TAP TAP HAITIAN RESTAURANT
819 Fifth Street
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
11/5 Gede Celebration Nov 5- Nov 31, 2004
At the ARTISAN'S WORLD ARTS & CRAFTS GALLERY
139 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Gede Sacred Art & Celebration:
You are Cordially invited for a special Gede Celebration featuring new works of the most famous painters from Artibonite, Haiti: Emmanuel, Larimer, Sanders and Ismer Saincilus and Photographs of Vodou Scene by: Patrick Sylvain
Artists' Reception: Friday November 5th at 7pm
Concert with Ziaf, a tribute band to the virtuoso Edith Piaf at 9pm
10/29 New Play about Toussaint Louverture opens in Peoria, IL on Friday, 10/29/04
"The Ghosts of Haiti: The Untold Story of Toussaint L'Ouverture," will be performed Friday and Saturday at the Apollo Fine Arts and Entertainment Centre. Read the full story at PJStar.com.