Thursday, August 5, 2010

Saturday, Aug 7: First Fridays at the Brooklyn Museum - - Haiti Tribute

"At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. Parking is a flat rate of $4 starting at 5 p.m. All other Saturdays, the Museum closes at 6 p.m."

**Highlights from August's schedule:**

Theme: Konbit Haiti (Together for Haiti)

Dance: 4:30 p.m.
Peniel Guerrier and Tamboula dance troupe, presented in conjunction with Haiti Cultural Exchange.

Music: 5–7 p.m.
La Troupe Makandal
uses Haitian drumming to represent Haiti’s history and culture.

Film: 6–7:30 p.m.
Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy
(Renée Bergan and Mark Schuller, 2009, 50 min., NR). Documentary about the lives and struggles of Haitian women workers. Co-director Renée Bergan introduces the film and answers questions after the screening. Free tickets (30) are available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Performance: 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Master drummer Frisner Augustin of La Troupe Makandal leads a drum circle. Bring your drum!

Discussion: 8 p.m.
Sabine Toussaint leads a community discussion about rebuilding Haiti.

Dance Party: 9–11 p.m.
Brooklyn-based Haitian DJ Hard Hittin’ Harry and the Earthman Experience present a Haitian Carnival-style dance party with compas, soca, calypso, and other world music.

Info: Brooklyn Museum

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