Freedom Song | Chante Libète
a celebration of the Battle of Vertières
Friday, November 16th 7pm at Galapagos Art Space
Featuring Emeline Michel & a special tribute to FREEDOM by KaNu Dance Theater
followed by a late night dance party with DJ Val Jeanty
In Haiti, the historic Battle of Vertières on November 18th, 1803 marked the final battle for independence from France and signified the beginning of a new era in Haitian history.
On November 16th, 2012 we will pay tribute to the Haitian revolutionaries that fought, fell, and yet succeeded in establishing the world's first independent black nation. Through song, dance, and celebration, we will channel the legacy of Haiti's revolutionary sacrifice and remember.
KaNu Dance Theater will open the evening with a homage to the legacy of the Haitian Revolution.
Emeline Michel, internationally-acclaimed Haitian songstress will perform a special set highlighting her famous Rasin and Rara sounds as well as give us an exclusive chance to hear songs from her upcoming album, “Quintessence.”
Stay with us as we travel into the evening with DJ Val Jeanty spinning the best of Haiti’s Rasin and Konpa sounds.
To purchase tickets visit www.tiny.cc/FreedomSong
For more information visit www.HaitiCulturalX.org/program-03