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Memories of Destiné: A Centennial Celebration

  • The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)

Celebrate the centennial of the Haitian-born American dancer and choreographer Jean-Léon Destiné. As an awe-inspiring virtuoso performer, over a many-decades-long career, Destiné championed and shared the traditional music and dance of Haiti. The Library presents an evening of performance, archival footage, conversation, and celebratory music to honor the life and legacy of Jean-Léon Destiné.

Earlier Event: March 21
Recording with Godwin Louis

An excerpt from the upcoming Soundkeeper Recordings release by Markus Schwartz & Lakou Brooklyn, entitled Kay Sa. Available May 1, 2019 exclusively from soundkeeperrecordings.com. Featuring Markus Schwartz on Haitian drums and percussion, Godwin Louis -sax, Monvelyno Alexis -guitar and vox, and Bobby Raymond on bass.

©2017 Markus Schwartz / Lakou Brooklyn