In keeping with the theme #ReHumanizingHaiti for this semester's Kreyol at NYU curriculum, this event would be an opportunity to showcase the work of a Haitian-American DJ and producer Sabine Blaizin. As an artist, DJ Sabine is carving her own space shaping and redefining her own identity as a member of the Haitian diaspora. This event aims at providing an insight on what it means to be "Haitian" and how people are engaging with Haiti in a variety of ways.
's work focuses on the exposure and pleasures of African Diasporic music. Brooklyn Mecca and Oyasound are a few of her creative projects. Over the years, Dj Sabine's mainstay and cultivation has been the monthly event Brooklyn Mecca which has been coined the home of "Grassroots Dance Culture". Her Oyasound Ep is currently in the works. Sabine worked for Ocha Records label as a Brand Marketing Director/Producer and Bembe NYC Party resident DJ. Dj Sabine spins Global Soul: House, Afrotech, Afrobeat, Haitian Roots and other Diasporic tunes. She's had the great opportunity to spin nationally in the US in NYC, Atlanta, St. Louis, Memphis, Chicago, Omaha, Boston, Miami, LA/Oakland, NJ, Washington DC, Dallas, Denver and internationally in Montreal, Dakar, Haiti, & Cancun. She sits on several panel discussions for the well renown Caribbean Culture Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), highlighting the power of spirituality in the arts and has been honored as an emerging artist at the 27th Annual Women of Power Conference 2014: The Art of Being a Women on Mar. 15th, 2014. Sabine has also made the Most Respected House DJ's List of 2014 by MediaServiceNyc for recognized innovative djs. In June 2014, Sabine produced her 1st installment of her project Lakay Se Lakay: Home Is Home a Haitian electronic artists conversation series & No Passport (NYC Edition) party in conjunction with Haiti Cultural Exchange's 1st NYC Haitian Arts & Culture festival Selebrayson!. Most recently, Sabine was the featured Dj for the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art's 50th Anniversary.
Co-sponsored with the
Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York
Space is limited, and it will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
This event is free and open to the public. ID required for entry.