Markus Schwartz

Markus Schwartz / Haitian Drums

Afro-Flow Yoga w/ Gina Onayiga
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

Afro-Flow Yoga w/ Gina Onayiga

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If I could learn one thing each day, it would be how to love myself and others more fully. With yoga, we will all meet there.

Tovami means community - the name can't be found in a dictionary, nor does it have a country of origin, but has been created. A name to mean community, one letter, one idea, one person at a time. We see everyone as unique and special like Yoga. The focus for us is on building this beautiful yoga community, this "Tovami" honoring yoga as an ancient mindfulness art in our welcoming studio.

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Experience Ayiti Fundraiser Performance
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Experience Ayiti Fundraiser Performance

More info soon…

Saint Peter's is the "first church of jazz" due to its long and continuing welcome to jazz musicians and lovers of jazz. The ministry started in 1964 is today under the direction of bassist Ike Sturm, a leading composer of jazz sacred works.

The centerpiece of Saint Peter's jazz ministry is our Sunday, 6 p.m. Jazz Vespers service, featuring the brightest stars of international jazz on a weekly basis.

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Performance/Dance Master Class/Drum Workshop w/ Linda Francois & Your Vixamar
Oct
19
12:30 PM12:30

Performance/Dance Master Class/Drum Workshop w/ Linda Francois & Your Vixamar

Join HaitiXNY resident artists Linda François & Youry Vixamar for an afternoon of Haitian dancing and drumming! (FREE!!)

12:30pm - 2pm | Masterclass with Linda François accompanied by live drumming
2:30pm - 3:30pm | Drum Workshop with Youry Vixamar
4pm - 5pm | Dance Performance by Linda François featuring Youry Vixamar


Artist Biographies:
Linda Isabelle François is a Haitian dancer who made her dance debut at the age of three. In 1980, she began dancing with Kettly Durand for two years, then at Lavinia Williams school for three years and later, in 1991, she integrated Artcho, and in 1993, she started her professional career. She learned from great dance professionals: Jeanguy Saintus, Jean René Delsoin, Gerard Florestal, Lena Blou, Bob Powers and Kathryn Sullivan to name a few. She has worked during her many years of professional experience on classical dance techniques, Latin dance, jazz, traditional Haitian, Afro-Cuban, Afro-contemporary, modern, ethnic dance, improvisation and choreographic composition.
She has proven herself as co-artistic director, soloist, choreographer, coach of Ayikodans, teacher at Artcho for over twenty years and has also participated in several commercials. Various audiences from foreign countries, appreciated the choreographies performed by Linda: Europe (Paris, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Upper Normandy), Japan (Tokyo, Nagano, Fukuyama), USA (New York, Ohio, Miami, Boston, Minnesota) , The Caribbean (Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados), Africa (Benin).


Youry Vixamar was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and is passionate about music. He began piano lessons at the age of 10. At 15 years old he learned to play the trumpet. In 2000 he began his musical studies at Haiti's National School of Arts (ENARTS). His career began in 2002 with Sanba Zao in Djakata band. In 2003, he played in the choir of St. Jude (Meyotte), Brothers Posse, Fabienne Denis Ayizan and Tru Rasta . In 2007 he joined Paul Beaubrun's band, Zing Eksperyans. Starting in 2011, he began a solo career in collaboration with DJs such as Gardy Girault, DJ Stuba, DZgot, Jeff Afrozila, Boddhi Satva, Dead Fresh Nunas onstage and more.

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Haitian Folkoric Dance Workshop w/ Portsha Jefferson & Nadia Dieudonne
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Haitian Folkoric Dance Workshop w/ Portsha Jefferson & Nadia Dieudonne

Feet of Rhythm & Rara Tou Limen presents:

A Haitian Folkloric Dance Workshop! 

The dynamic duo Nadia Dieudonne & Portsha T. Jefferson (Oakland, CA) will join forces 
for the first time to bring NYC an evening of fiery Haitian Folkloric Dance! LIVE TRADITIONAL HAITIAN DRUMMING with NY’s finest! Join us! 

Saturday OCT 5th 
6:00pm-9:00pm 
Workshop Fee: $25
AbunDance Academy of the Arts
90 Sullivan Place Brooklyn, NY 11225

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David Sanchez & Carib - The Jazz Standard
Jun
6
to Jun 9

David Sanchez & Carib - The Jazz Standard

“Carib” CD Release / NYC Debut

sets at 7:30 & 9:30 nightly

Featuring:

David Sanchez, saxophone and percussion
Luis Perdomo, piano, Fender Rhodes
Ricky Rodriguez, bass
Obed Calvaire, drums
Lage Lund, guitar
Jhan Lee Aponte, Puerto Rican folkloric percussion/dance
Markus Schwartz, Haitian percussion   

 

  

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Kay Sa CD Release Party
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Kay Sa CD Release Party

Lakou Brooklyn Quartet celebrate their new Soundkeeper Recordings CD “Kay Say”. Recorded in a church dating from 1864, the mesmerizing sounds of music from Haiti blend with the sophisticated jazz sensibilities of the players and soulful vocals to create sounds both heart-wrenching and life-affirming. Kay Sa was recorded "live" (for the microphones) in a single session. Featuring: Markus Schwartz: Haitian drums & percussion, vaksin (bamboo horn), vocals, Monvelyno Alexis: electric guitar, lead vocals, percussion, Bobby Raymond: contrabass, vaksin, percussion, vocals, and Godwin Louis: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone.

$15 admission. Doors at 7:30pm. Live performance, CD signing and Q&A with the artists, hosted by Haiti Cultural Exchange's Executive Director, Régine M. Roumain. Presented by Soundkeeper Recordings, Lakou Brooklyn and Haiti Cultural Exchange.

Advance tickets available here:

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Bohio Music Album Release Party
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Bohio Music Album Release Party

Join Haiti Cultural Exchange to celebrate Bohio Music’s (Riva Nyri Précil and Monvelyno) latest album ‘Ayiti Nan Kay La’ (Haiti in the house), which consists of 17 original songs in Haitian Creole and English. Each song is a combination of Haitian rhythms, traditional Haitian and African instruments, topped with electronic influences and conscious lyricism.

On a joint mission to illuminate Haitian culture, this duo's new album reflects the unique beauty of BOHIO, which means homeland and was the original name of the island of Haiti. Together they serve the world as self-proclaimed cultural ambassadors “bringing Haitian culture into the light."

$10 Suggested Donation at the Door

Light refreshments & cash bar

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David Sanchez & Carib - Terrace Theater,  The Kennedy Center
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

David Sanchez & Carib - Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center

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David Sanchez & Carib at the Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center in Washington, DC

Featuring:

David Sanchez, saxophone and percussion
Luis Perdomo, piano, Fender Rhodes
Ricky Rodriguez, bass
Obed Calvaire, drums
Lage Lund, guitar
Jhan Lee Aponte, Puerto Rican folkloric percussion/dance
Markus Schwartz, Haitian percussion   

Grammy®-winning Puerto Rican saxophonist David Sánchez’s deeply personal new project CARIB brings hot island melodies to the Terrace Theater this winter. CARIB uses modern jazz to explore the kinship between the West African drum rhythms of Yuba, Calinda, and Sika and music from Haiti, Carriacou, and his native Puerto Rico. Sánchez takes a yet deeper dive into the Afro-Caribbean musical lineage and its shared history with the American jazz tradition.

This event is part of The Human Journey, a collaboration between the Kennedy Center, National Geographic Society, and the National Gallery of Art. The Human Journey invites audiences to investigate the powerful experiences of migration, exploration, identity, and resilience through the lenses of the performing arts, science, and visual art. 

  

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David Sanchez & Carib - Georgia State Univ, Atlanta GA
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

David Sanchez & Carib - Georgia State Univ, Atlanta GA

Signature Series: The Carib Project

Join us as we kick-off the 2018/19 Signature Series by welcoming The Carib Project in an electric evening of jazz.

David Sanchez, saxophone and percussion
Luis Perdomo, piano, Fender Rhodes
Ricky Rodriguez, bass
Obed Calvaire, drums
Lage Lund, guitar
Jhan Lee Aponte, Puerto Rican folkloric percussion/dance intervention
Markus Schwartz, Haitian percussion   

 

Free Admission.

Parking will be available at M lot for a fee.         

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