Frisner Augustin Memorial Project

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Master Drummer Frisner Augustin (1948-2012)

With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and dozens of individual donors, the Frisner Augustin Memorial Project is currently
  • digitizing our late Artistic Director’s analog materials, photographs, and text documents;
  • creating an annotated online archive around his life and legacy;
  • realizing Frisner’s dream of a drum festival;* and
  • planning a database of outstanding Haitian drummers past and present.

*The first annual Frisner Augustin Memorial Drum Festival took place on June 21, 2014, in Downtown Brooklyn. The second will take place June 26, 2015.

Featured image by Kesler Pierre, taken in Prospect Park, Brooklyn


Make a Donation to the Memorial Project

Take a moment to click the Donate button below and make a tax-deductible contribution to the Frisner Augustin Memorial Project. If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to La Troupe Makandal,Inc., and mail to La Troupe Makandal, 621 Rutland Rd Apt 4C, Brooklyn NY 11203-1716.

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