On Monday, March 6, 2023, at 6:30pm, join the Spring 2023 CLACS Colloquium and Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York for a workshop on Haitian music. Vocalist Pauline Jean and master drummers Jean-Raymond Giglio, Yves “Chico" Boyer, and Markus Schwartz introduce rara, its evolution, and historical connections. The presentation offers the history of “the sound of the people” through audio and visual excerpts. It presents insight into Haitian culture, rhythms, melodies, and musical expressions. The session is interactive with singing, drumming, and the exploration of traditional rara instruments. Please note that this event will take place in the Silver Center, Room 220 (32 Waverly Place). This event is open to the public with RSVP.
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About Pauline Jean
Haitian-American performing artist, Pauline Jean, is a captivating songstress whose distinctive voice and rousing melodies have caught the attention of audiences both young and old. Pauline brings a refreshing sound to today's music; creating an erudite blend of worldly jazz that draws from her Creole roots and integrates modern and traditional inflections. She has received considerable press globally from leading media publications such as DownBeat, Jazzwise, All About Jazz, World Music Report, Jazz Times, and many more. Pauline has performed at the Pori Jazz Festival, Nõmme Jazz Festival, St. Lucia Jazz Festival, Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival, Martinique Jazz Festival, Annecy Classical Festival, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Jazz at Lincoln Center-Shanghai, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the world-famous Apollo Theater, the Kennedy Center, and many other prominent jazz venues and festivals around the world. She has presented concerts throughout the United States, Russia, Israel, China, Europe, and the Caribbean with her band.
About the Colloquium
Organized by faculty members Sybil Cooksey and Yunior Terry, the colloquium "Música de Vaivén: The Habanera Diaspora" pairs a graduate seminar with a public event series. Learn more.
The Spring 2023 colloquium is organized by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and the Department of Music. This session is made possible with support from the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York.