Archive of ‘NYC Haitian events’ category


Gessica and I love Emeline Michel

I will never ever (ever ever ever!) get tired of a live Emeline Michel performance. The woman is grace, power, charm, femininity, simplicity, complexity, confidence, and passion all in one body. If she gets on stage, and decides for some reason to stand still the whole time, and all she does is hum for three […] Read more…


James Germain at Lincoln Center

It was my first time watching James Germain live. I stumbled into the room in the middle of his performance, and I was drawn immediately. He had the audience at the palm of his hands. Our eyes moved wherever he went. We smiled at his brilliant personality, and laughed at his charming jokes. His powerful […] Read more…


La Nuit Des Jeunes 2014

Jaz Enterprise was very kind and generous to invite me to this year’s La Nuit Des Jeunes this past Saturday. I was very excited because I’ve never attended a giant Compas event as such, and I heard it was the biggest one in Manhattan. I put on my most comfortable high-heeled boots, a fitted midi […] Read more…


Dancing to Nu-Look

It was hot. It was muggy. I was sweaty, and so was everyone else. It was the kind of weather that even breathing made you sweat profusely. I figured if I’m going to sweat anyway, I might as well make it count and dance all night! I was dancing to Compas with a live performance […] Read more…


Hope and A Future: A Celebration of Haiti

“Everyday in America, we get up, and we live life because we have infrastructure. We have water. We have electricity. We don’t think about these things. We utilize these things. But (en Ayiti) in Haiti, we have to get up, and we have to (cheche lavi) look for life. But despite that, we still get […] Read more…


Haiti Optimiste: An Evening Celebrating New Cinema From Haiti!

“There is Hollywood in America, Bollywood in India, Nollywood in Nigeria… Let’s bring Jollywood to Jacmel, Haiti!” Cine Institute, Haiti’s only film school teamed with French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) this past Thursday, January 24, 2013 to screen “Haiti Optimiste”: a series of short films made by Haitian film students to portray their potential and […] Read more…

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