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  • interview February 17, 2017

    Emeline Michel Talks About Her Love For Books, Haiti and Empowering Children

    All photos by Nicolas Manassi/Roey Yohai Photography for Americas Society Emeline Michel is known as the “Queen of Haitian Song,” and just like any good queen mother, she knows how to bring people from various backgrounds together. In a special Valentine’s … Read more »

  • blog November 17, 2016

    Four Tracks with Tabou Combo: Yves “Fan Fan” Joseph

    On Sept. 1, the legendary Haitian group Tabou Combo took their classic compas to the stage at the Lincoln Center Atrium. Excerpts from that show are featured in our program Afropop Live! 2016. Producer Morgan Greenstreet sat down with the … Read more »

  • program November 17, 2016

    Afropop Live! 2016

    The crowd grows restless until finally the lights go down and the artist takes the stage, and that’s when things come alive. It’s “Afropop Live! 2016”–an anthology of some of the best performances we had the honor to see and … Read more »

  • blog September 30, 2016

    Sounds of Carnival 2016 Playlist

    For anyone who spent this past Labor Day on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY, you’ll definitely recognize some of these tunes. During the West Indian Day Parade, the most popular Caribbean hits of the year thunder nonstop from massive tractor-trailer sound systems … Read more »

  • blog September 1, 2016

    Dispatch From Haiti: A Fét Champét With Klass

    Take a look at the two schedules pictured above—both showing dates in the month of August—and you will see some similarities. The one on the left shows Port Salut on Aug. 5, just a day after the same listing on … Read more »

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