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Current Events have moved to the blog!

As of January, '05, current events will be posted on the blog at Feel free to send suggestions for current events or other blog updates to 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

LACC, Miami

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.

UMass, Boston

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


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, or William Johnson, 212-603-1192,

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"

819 Fifth Street
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(305) 672-2898

11/5 Gede Celebration Nov 5- Nov 31, 2004

139 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: 617-491-0255

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