Posted on 06 March 2012.
By Gina Athena Ulysse–Paulette Poujol-Oriol, who died March 11 at age 84, left her birth country, Haiti, a legacy that is immeasurable. She was one of Haiti’s most ardent feminist leaders, as well as an unmatched cultural producer and worker.
She was born in Port-au-Prince on May 12, 1926 to Joseph Poujol, founder of the Commercial [...]
Posted in Arts, Books, News & Politics, People
Posted on 08 December 2011.
Marlie Hall lives TV. She’s an awarding-winning Broadcast Journalist, TV Host and Documentarian. After a decade working in the television industry, Marlie has worked at numerous major media outlets including WCBS-TV, Food Network and HDNews just to name a few. She’s earned several Journalistic awards including a Telly for her ground-breaking reporting in Haiti.
Recently, Marlie [...]
Posted in Arts, Arts & Culture, Music, People
Posted on 29 July 2011.
Martha Stewart, Macy’s top executive and a high-end fashion designer landed in the Haitian capital Wednesday to do a little shopping.
The aim of the day trip was to explore business opportunities, promote foreign investment and even renew purchase orders for the metal and papier-mache handicrafts for which the Caribbean nation has long been known.
“It’s a [...]
Posted in Arts, Haiti News, International, National
Posted on 08 June 2011.
Across the street from the shacks made of sticks, tarps and scrap metal that house thousands of earthquake survivors in downtown Port-au-Prince, the delicate sound of a tenor sax serenades a sizeable audience of music enthusiasts. This is Haiti’s international jazz festival, resurrected after an earthquake destroyed its venue city in January 2010, killing some [...]
Posted in Arts, Music, People, Reconstruction News
Posted on 02 June 2011.
Some of the world’s most troubled nations, including Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Iraq, are to take part in the prestigious Venice Biennale art exhibition.
Twelve extra countries have national pavilions in the Italian city this year, either for the first time or following a long period of absence, bringing the total to [...]
Posted in Arts, Arts & Culture, Haiti News, International, National
Posted on 26 May 2011.
When I was in my late teens, I wrote a letter to Oprah Winfrey asking her if she could fly my parents to Paris for their 22nd wedding anniversary. I imagine mine was one of thousands of such letters she received, like novenas from all corners of the globe.
I told her about that letter, during [...]
Posted in Arts, Arts & Culture, Books, History, Music, People
Posted on 17 May 2011.
Sitting through the world premiere of When the Drum is Beating at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, I thought to myself, at last: the definitive movie on the real Haiti. The red carpet was far from the abject poverty that is much of Haiti, but the quiet dignity and strength of its people was [...]
Posted in Arts, Arts & Culture, People
Posted on 16 August 2010.
We’re always looking for fabulous Haitienne to feature in our fashion pages! If you live in the New York City area and are interested in being featured on the fashion Blog and fashion Trend page in Haitienne, here’s how you can submit yourself to our editors:
Posted in Arts, Arts & Culture, Beauty, People, Style