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Sun, Jul 14


Parkside Plaza

Kriyol Vodou Band: Making Music, Keeping Tradition - Culture Intensive

In collaboration with Parkside Plaza and supported by Citizens Committee for New York City, "Kriyol Vodou Band: Making Music, Keeping Tradition" will feature a half-day long culture intensive with scheduled dance workshops, drum circles, singing sessions, a short documentary screening, and concert.

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Kriyol Vodou Band: Making Music, Keeping Tradition - Culture Intensive

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2019, 2:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Parkside Plaza, Ocean Ave & Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226, USA

About the event

Kriyol Dance! Collective is deeply sustained by its connection to Haiti’s drum traditions and the musicians who have helped support it here in Brooklyn and abroad.

Kriyol Vodou Band is the official musical ensemble of Kriyol Dance! Collective. The group is working to develop a fusion sound which focuses on creating a unique, creative, artistic bridge between Haitian traditional rhythms and the polyrhythmic variations of contemporary Haitian roots sound.

In our work, we seek to show people that music and dance are one and the same – they share the same power to bring communities together, to hold traditions, and to teach lessons. Still, in our experience, there is a tendency in Brooklyn, and especially in Flatbush, within the arts and culture community, to overshadow the work and experience of Haitian immigrant musicians who maintain our culture and musical talent in a place that is unfamiliar, and, in a place that is already hard enough to navigate. Music is seen as just a tool for entertainment and not as the thing that helps people and artists keep personal care.

All workshops and programming are donation-based!

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