Haitian cultural evening in Tribeca

Grieving sister at funeral, one week following the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, in Port-au-Prince.
Photo credit: Tequila Minsky©2011

The Haiti Cultural Exchange & Soho Photo will be hosting a Haitian cultural evening on Friday, Oct. 21 with photography, spoken word and Haitian jazz at Soho Photo, 15 White St. in Tribeca, from 6:30 p.m. onwards.

Haiti Cultural Exchange, Soho Photo and Tequila Minsky have partnered for the event which includes an artist talk with photographer Tequila Minsky, spoken word performance with Ibi Zoboi, live Haitian jazz with saxophonist Buyu Ambroise and his band and good conversation. The photo exhibit is entitled “Haiti=Survival.”

Minsky is Soho Photo’s October guest exhibitor. She has traveled to Haiti more than 20 times since 1993 in connection with various photojournalistic projects. She arrived in Port-au-Prince five hours before the earthquake struck on Jan. 12, 2010, having spent almost a week in the Haitian countryside with a delegation visiting the peasant farmer association MPP.

Her exhibition at Soho Photo includes images of the disaster, as it was unfolding and the immediate and slightly longer aftermath. The exhibit is supported in part by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Exhibit continues until Oct. 29.

The cultural evening is sponsored in part by Prestige Beer and Soho/Tribeca restaurants Bubby’s, Boom, Krik Krak and Le Pescadeux.

There is no charge. Donations will be accepted for two organzations working in Haiti. (MUDHA, working in Leogane with women, and Three Little Flowers school in Ft. Royal, damaged by the earthquake.)

Soho Photo, 15 White St is located three blocks below Canal, between 6th and W. Broadway in Manhattan.

For info: 212 226-8571 during gallery hours Wednesday-Sunday, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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