Haitian Art and Dance in Brooklyn –

a rich blend of African and European, Christian and Voodoo influences — impresses all the more when you remember that it emerges from a swirl of poverty, political violence and natural disasters.Art born of that paradox — a society under extreme material deprivation that nevertheless flourishes culturally — can also be seen throughout the Haitian diaspora, including New York’s, among the largest in the United States. The Haiti Cultural Exchange, based in Brooklyn, has organized a “Selebrasyon” of Haitian art and culture in the city that runs through June. via –

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