Little Haiti Cultural Complex celebrates Haitian Heritage Month

Haitian Heritage Month Calendar 2017

Miami, Fla. – Every year during the month of May, the Haitian diaspora celebrates the culture and traditions of Haiti. The City of Miami’s Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) is happy to be among the many organizations, museums and civic offices celebrating Haitian Heritage Month this year.

The complex will be the site for over a dozen Haitian-themed exhibitions and events during the month-long celebration. Of these exhibitions and events, three are produced by LHCC: “Ayisyen Mwen Ye”, an exhibition in its premier art gallery space; Caribbean Market Day, featuring local and authentic arts, goods, food and entertainment held every second Saturday; and Sounds of Little Haiti, a free outdoor musical concert held every third Friday.

“Ayisyen Mwen Ye” will showcase the works of a new generation of Haitian and Haitian-American artists alongside seasoned masters. It pays homage to the wisdom of the elders by drawing upon the tradition of Haitian proverbs, which form a connecting thread between past, present and future.

The free exhibit will be featured from May 5th to July 31st, with a special reception on Haitian Flag Day, Thursday, May 18th, at 5 p.m.

Also noteworthy are the following free special events: Zakafest, a family-friendly Haitian roots and folklore music festival, May 6th; and the Little Haiti Book Festival, two days of exposure to Caribbean writers, booksellers and performers, as a part of Miami Book Fair’s ReadCaribbean program, May 27-28th.

The month-long celebration will close with, Fete Little Haiti, a family reunion style reception on the LHCC courtyard, Friday, May 26th at 6 p.m.

The complete list of Haitian Heritage Month’s calendar of events throughout the greater Miami area can be viewed here. For more information regarding programming and events at LHCC call 305-960-2969 or email LHCC@miamigov.com.

The Little Haiti Cultural Complex is a division of the City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department, and is committed to presenting and preserving Afro-Caribbean cultures‚ inspiring the next generation of leaders and leveraging arts and culture as tools for transformation and community building. For more information, visit www.littlehaiticulturalcenter.com.

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