An interview with Richard Louissaint, a photographer and the entrepreneur behind The Haitian Creatives Series and movement.
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.