Haiti Cultural Exchange is hosting a celebration on Saturday, June 30, 2012, from 8:00pm to 2:00am at the Thompson Hotel Gild Hall, 15 Gold Street, New York (in Manhattan’s financial district). With “Indigo Blue” this organization, which has become integral to the New York metro area Haitian cultural community, celebrates summer and its 3rd anniversary.
The event, hosted by poet Michèle Voltaire Marcelin, will feature live musical performances by Haitian artists Pauline Jean and Alan Cave, followed by a DJ and dancing.
Over the past 3 years, Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) has worked to bring innovative and diverse multi-disciplinary arts programs to the community, reaching over 30,000 people in the NY Tri- State area. Through ongoing collaborations with prominent cultural institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Historical Society, and MoCADA, HCX has been able to leverage limited staff and scant resources to continuously highlight the artistic creativity of Haitians to a broader audience.
By bringing emerging artists to the fore, celebrating our established artists and our ancestry and rich cultural history, the Haitian community will grow better and stronger.
Besides their ongoing and monthly programs, HCX events have included: the Haiti Film Fest, which screened the films of Haitian and Haiti-interested artists from around the world; Pwezi Anba Tonèl in collaboration with City Lore, which featured a Poetry Mobile and performances dedicated to the Haitian cultural neighborhoods of Brooklyn; Heart of Haiti, in collaboration with the NY Historical Society, honoring the revolutionary spirit of Haiti through song and word; the Daughters of Anacaona Writing Project in collaboration with Ibi Zoboi, which gives young women in NY and in Haiti the opportunity to engage creatively and to challenge identities; and the Ti Atis Collaborative Mural Project, which teaches elementary students of East New York the value of teamwork and the power of the arts to create change.
For more information and tickets, see http://haiticulturalx.org/program-03