On June 2, my first solo show in the States (I had one in Haiti in 2014) opened at Grandchamps on Bedstuy Brooklyn, around the corner from one of my old apartments. Back then there was very little in terms of food options and hang out spaces when I lived there. And Grandchamps was a small black-owned food shop called Archie’s Grocery (Grandchamps rents to the owners of Archie’s). To be back in the neighborhood in casual Haitian restaurant is sort of full circle. refreshments were served and a very engaging talk took place later in the evening.
The Cultural Sonic Project: Educating And Celebrating Vodou Culture Through Afro-Electronica
The details of The Cultural Sonic Project includes:
1) “KataloG 1” I (afro-electronica sound/visual record)
40 min Album/LP (sound/video)
Featuring: Buyu Ambroise, Jowee Omicil,
Sherley Ceasar, Erol Josue
2) Electro Vodou/ Afro-Electronica Classes/Workshop
Audio Institute Jacmel, Haiti
(a two week intense music program)
The purpose of these workshops is to educate
and reconnect to Vodou Culture through
3) Performances: Afro-Electronica Sound Installations:
Locations: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
MUPANAH museum (Haiti)
Kios Occide Jeanty (Haiti)
Funding objective for The Cultural Sonic Project is: $25,000.00
The link to her campaign is here.
Artists have the ability to maintain a particularly community’s identity and for Haitian artists, one particular photo documentary series is providing them a platform to be celebrated.
Source: Showcasing Haiti’s creatives • Caribbean Life
Recently, two Haitian Creatives I have documented crossed paths, as comic artist Chuck Collins came on Keisha Dutes’s aka Tasty Keish radio show TK in the AM.
Check out the episode here: http://tkintheam.tumblr.com/post/129106937266/tkam-422-chuck-collins
also check out:
Chuck Collins has launched the official site for his weekly online comic, Bounce. The comic follows “the world of The Bouncer and his childhood friend Yemaya. Two sci-fi and movie geek bouncers that deal with New York’s craziest bar patrons.”
With Creatives Kim Charles, DJ Hard Hittin Harry and Smax Music.
Congratulations to Haitian Creative Chuck Collins
From his page:
Well the cat’s out the bag. Tried to sit on this for a few more hours… Thanks Keith, lol! The First Official Collected Volume of Bounce! has been sent to print. BOUNCE! : First Round of Shots will be available in another week. This volume covers season 1 (July 2014-December 2014) I’ll post an official date very soon! This is a project that comes straight from the soul. I thank all of you that’s been along for the ride!