Tag Archives: Haitian

Call the Drum Spirit 2017

Presented by Makandal, in partnership with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) and the Eugene Lang College at The New School Info+Tickets

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Save the Date! Call the Drum Spirit 2017

Featuring The Makandal Drummers Fanmi Asotò, with Master Drummer Fanfan Tanbou René Djarara Co-sponsored by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance Admission and address details to come This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York … Continue reading

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Tales from the Archive: A Message from Ti Kelep

The waistcoat was one of Frisner’s favorites, and he wore it often on stage. A basic black, it featured two welt pockets, a pointed front, and a closure that he never buttoned down—banking, of course, on the sex appeal of … Continue reading

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Banbòch Gede! Gede Bash! Celebrate the Day of the Dead, Haitian Style

Makandal invites you to dance with the dead and rise again! Saturday, November 19, 8 pm – 1:30 am Tafari Tribe Globe Trade, 593 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn (map) For the third year in a row, we present our Banbòch Gede, … Continue reading

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Tales from the Archive: Tangled Roots

The spotlight caught him in one of his star moments: seated at a conga in a red Kesler Pierre t-shirt for the Vodou spirit of love (her dazzling heart crowned with the word “Makandal”); a cluster of New Orleans-style carnival … Continue reading

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Tales from the Archive: Remembering Jocelyne

Frisner popped the audiocassette into his car’s player, and the music started. “Le voix là, le voix les anges, le voix là, le voix les cieux, nous prions qui sous la terre, sous la terre comme dans les cieux, le … Continue reading

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Tales from the Archive: My Diploma Is the Drum

In the summer of 1999 the cat was out of the bag that Frisner Augustin had won the National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Frisner’s (and Haiti’s) coup inspired Jocelyn McCalla—most of us call him … Continue reading

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