Haiti Cultural Exchange presents Allenby Augustin and a “Bann Konte” Event

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[…] Allenby Augustin, director of Haiti-based Akoustik Prod., an organization that works to promote the traditional arts of Haiti will join Haiti Cultural Exchange for a one-week arts residency. Programming will incorporate conversations, workshops and performances and will culminate on Sunday, November 1, at 2:00pm, with Bann Konte—a procession of rara musicians, traditional games, and folktales—which will “take over the streets of Crown Heights.” […]

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Allenby Augustin, director of Haiti-based Akoustik Prod., an organization that works to promote the traditional arts of Haiti will join Haiti Cultural Exchange for a one-week arts residency. Programming will incorporate conversations, workshops and performances and will culminate on Sunday, November 1, at 2:00pm, with Bann Konte—a procession of rara musicians, traditional games, and folktales—which will “take over the streets of Crown Heights.” This event will take place at Haiti Cultural Exchange (558 St. John’s Place in Brooklyn, New York).

Description: Featuring the historic Haitian conch, traditional konè (a long metal horn), bamboo trumpets and Haitian drums, Bann Konte will travel and engage audiences throughout Crown Heights while presenting traditional Haitian folktales, games and songs. The rhythmic procession, staccato of instruments and songs, will allow the public to fully appreciate the delivery of stories in an atmosphere of conviviality and creativity.

banPerformers will include: Allenby Augustin, Goussy Célestin, Schneider Laurent, Michèle Voltaire Marcelin and…

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