Saturday, May 16, 2015

Dancing in the Streets of NYC

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Over 150 dance groups of every conceivable style and level of professionalism boogie down Broadway to University Place, and then across St. Marks Place to Tompkins Square park Saturday May 16,2015. "Live Free & Dance" was the theme of the ninth annual dance parade.

Friday, May 15, 2015

With much warmer temperature,several musicians came out to play in Washington Square Park

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(from top to bottom) Ross Unger who studied film,theater in Australia and writes musicals, plays his piano in the park. Ross recently started living in Greenwich village very recently. The rasheed & The jazz Collective were among musicians performing in Washington Square park.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Colors of ChinaTown, New York City

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New York City's Chinatown, one of the the largest Chinatown in the United States and the site of the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere is located on the lower east side of Manhattan.Chinese traders and sailors began trickling into the United States in the mid eighteenth century; while this population was largely transient, small numbers stayed in New York and married.Both a tourist attraction and the home of the majority of Chinese New Yorkers, Chinatown offers visitor and resident alike hundreds of restaurants, booming fruit and fish markets and shops. Click here to view more images 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

1st Communion season in NYC

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Bianca,9, plays with her friends at her 1st communion party Saturday May 9th 2015 in Hempstead, New York. First Communion is an important tradition for Catholic families and individuals. For Catholics, Holy Communion is the third of seven sacraments received; it occurs only after one's baptism and first confession.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Marijuana Advocates March Through Manhattan

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Hundreds gathered in Union Square on Saturday, May 2, to watch artists, singers and DJs perform, but the revelers weren't just there for the music, they were rallying for a higher cause -- .At the NYC Cannabis Parade, politicians and activists spoke of lobbying local and state government leaders to support pro-marijuana legislation. Demonstrators showed their support through their clothes, costumes, and by distributing flyers that described the merits of recreational and medical pot use.source: Village Voice

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Baltimore protests spread to New York

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New Yorkers were invited to "rise up and shut it down for Baltimore" on Wednesday,April 29, 2015 by a group that inspired 60,000 to hit the streets last December. Within an hour,Police cracked down on the crowd and arrested at least 20 protesters.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Cécile McLorin Salvant, the extraordinarily gifted new vocalist in concert

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The New York Times says, “Ms. McLorin Salvant has it all,” and Wynton Marsalis praises her “poise, elegance, soul, humor, sensuality, power, virtuosity, range, insight, intelligence, depth and grace.”

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

L'Estere,Haiti - In The Heart of The L'Artibonite

L'Estere,Haiti 6:42 am - And the sun came up, I was so intoxicated (in a good way) from shooting an event, a spiritual voodoo fast for 5 hours the previous night at a location very near where i shot the photo displayed. There were entities from other realities present taking over some of the participants envelopes/bodies.
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L'estere,Haiti 12:06 am
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Sacred Mapou

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Souvenance is one of a group of Lakous in the Gonaives region that are known for their adherence to specific African traditions in Voodoo. Souvenance celebrates the Iwas from Daome  (the Kingdom of Dahomey is now Bennin)  

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Going around the tree in circles symbolizes the journey across the Atlantic African slaves made on their way to Haiti. photo © patrice dougé All rights reserved

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


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 Led by internationally acclaimed Haitian born choreographer Jeanguy Saintus, through his contemporary dance company Ayikodans, DanserLesVil's purpose is to make dance accessible everywhere in Haiti. Its core feature is the free formal dance training to all in the capital, the secondary cities and the provinces.This educational dance initiative is the project sister of Dansepyenu (Dancebarefoot) supported for the past 15 years by FOKAL and Michele D. Pierre-Louis. The inaugural phase has been succesful in Les Cayes, Aquin, Gonaives and Port au Prince.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Peaceful march of lawyers in Port-Au-Prince for the resignation of the Director of Public Prosecutions

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More than fifty lawyers marched Wednesday through the streets of the Haitian capital to demand the departure of Mr. René Francisco,Government Commissioner and the resignation of Judge Lamarre Belizaire

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The plight of Haitian Farmers

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"It was all part of a plan, someone whispered, by the World Bank and U.S. Agency for International Development to drive Haitians off their land and into the city to sew clothes for rich Americans. The destruction of farming as a livelihood was necessary to push people to the city, so people would be desperate enough to work all day in hellish sweatshops" Annie Leonard

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Abricots, Haiti – Life continues to take its course

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A young couple use a raft in Abricots,Grand’Anse to reach home following the birth  of their baby.Over 50% of the population In Haiti lives in rural areas. The struggle for life is hard in the mountains,Over the past 60 years the countryside has suffered a rapid deterioration of its environment and natural resources.