Preserving Haitian Music

Preserving Haitian Music

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture August 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

A Brooklyn high school teacher has just published his second collection of traditional Haitian music, Caribbean Life reports.

Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte joined Haitian diaspora groups and the Coalition for Human Rights in the Dominican Republic. (Photo via Haitian Times video)

Haitian Diaspora Groups Protest DR Expulsion

Caribbean, Dominican, New York August 18, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Protests against the expulsion of Dominico-Haitians from the Dominican Republic continued with a march that included 15 diaspora organizations and public officials, reports The Haitian Times.

Rodneyse Bichotte speaking at the podium, with Scott Stringer at left and other community leaders at right. (Photo by Nick Perez for the Haitian Times)

Haitian Immigrants: Getting Info in Creole

Caribbean, Immigration August 11, 2015 at 6:33 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer has issued his Immigrant Rights and Services Manual in Haitian Creole, The Haitian Times reports.

Majah Hype: Connecting the Caribbean One Joke at a Time

Majah Hype: Connecting the Caribbean One Joke at a Time

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video July 28, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Former MTA employee turned comedian Majah Hype has amassed a large social media following of fans eager to watch him portray the accents and mannerisms of people from across the Caribbean.

Waving flags of Guyana and other countries at the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn. (Photo by Alex, Creative Commons license)

A Call for West Indian Parade Group to Reflect Community

Caribbean, New York July 14, 2015 at 7:25 pm

The Caribbean-Guyana Institute for Democracy says Guyanese and other nationalities that make up the Caribbean immigrant population are not included in the members and board of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, reports Carib News.

(Photo via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: ‘We Are All Immigrants of Some Nation’

Caribbean, Dominican, Opinion July 8, 2015 at 4:53 pm

An editorial in The Haitian Times explores the broader implications of the Dominican Republic’s actions against Dominico-Haitians.

Jennings Louis and #1island flag

Haitian Groups Protest in Union Square

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video July 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Carrying banners painted with #1Island and signs stating that “Haitian Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter,” demonstrators at Union Square rallied against the Dominican Republic’s moves to strip Dominico-Haitians of their Dominican citizenship.

An Indo-Caribbean walking tour of Richmond Hill included a stop at the Hindu temple Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir. (Photo by Anthony Giudice via Queens Courier)

A Walking Tour to Help Indo-Caribbean Community

Caribbean, Queens, Social Services July 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

A walking tour of spots frequented by the Richmond Hill Indo-Caribbean community addressed ways to help a population that has “exploded” in the past decade, finds Queens Courier.

(Photo via News India Times)

Honoring the Best High School Cricket Players

Bronx, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Manhattan, Queens, South Asian, Sports June 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm

News India Times reports on the June 20 competition between high school cricket players from around the city.

Ángel Gil says that his family lives in the countryside and that his neighbors are Haitian. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Haitians and Dominicans: Divided Views in NYC

Caribbean, Dominican, Manhattan June 18, 2015 at 4:57 pm

The Dominican community is divided regarding the impending massive deportation of undocumented Haitian immigrants back home, El Diario reports.

This image of Port Morris, Bronx is from a collection featured (Photo via, shot in Port Morris by Ed Santana.)

Reinventing the Bronx Through Stories and Art

Bronx, Caribbean, Culture, Media June 3, 2015 at 5:35 pm

A Jamaican-American photographer from the Bronx hopes to reinvent the world’s view of his borough through stories, photographs and audio on a new site,, reports Caribbean Life.

Cuban Art Aficionados Assess Coming Boom

Cuban Art Aficionados Assess Coming Boom

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, New York, Voices' Picks May 14, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Experts, including those who have focused on the history and culture of Cuba, say new buyers may have missed their chance to acquire “authentic” Cuban art.

Rodneyse Bichotte, at podium, and other legislators and representatives of human rights and other organizations. (Photo via the Haitian TImes)

Supporting Rights of Dominicans of Haitian Descent

Caribbean May 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte wants the NYS Assembly to pressure the U.S. Congress to condemn the Dominican Republic’s 2013 Constitutional Court for its ruling that would strip 250,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship, The Haitian Times reports.

Women of Reggae Take Brooklyn Stage

Women of Reggae Take Brooklyn Stage

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video April 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music celebrated 10 years with performances from female reggae artists at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on April 25.

From left to right: Carlyle McKetty, co-founder of the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR); filmmaker Storm Saulter, and CPR co-founder Sharon Gordon at a 2013 CPR event (Photo courtesy of Sharon Gordon)

Preserving Reggae Music in Brooklyn – and Beyond

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks April 24, 2015 at 4:16 pm

The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music is celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend with a performance of the International Women of Reggae at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts.