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Campaign 4:
Celebrate Haitian culture as one of the richest culture in the Western Hemisphere
Support Haitian art and artists


Action: Plan to attend the Haitian Dance & Drum Retreat, circulate info on these Haitian artists. Support Haitian dance and drumming.

Haitian Dance and Drum Retreat, 2005
www.haitiancamp.net

The Haitian Dance and Drum Retreat is producing a Haitian Dance and Drum
Conference hosted in San Francisco and Oakland California on September 23rd,
24th and 25th, 2005.

This Conference is being co-sponsored "In-kind" by alliance of new supporters
of Haitian Dance and Drum Retreat, and they are as follows: in SF, Rhythm and
Motion Dance Studio and SF ARTSED; in Oakland, Laney College/Laney College

Dance Dept.

We are proud to present an International Artistic Staff, and 2 renowned
Special Guests that includes:

Peniel Guerrier choreographer/percussionist
Damas Fanfan Louis percussionist/houngan asogwe
Michelle Martin choreographer/educator
Blanche Brown director/choreographer/founder of Petit Le Croix
Alicia Pierce SF State Dance Dept/Lead Dance Instructor
Portsha Jefferson choreographer/director Tou Limen Rara
Colette Eloi choreographer/co-director of Reconnect Haitian Cultural Ensemble
Zeke Nealy percussionist/composer/organizer HDADR

*Special Guests: Ms. Ruth Beckford founder/mother of Afro-Centric Dance in
SF Bay Area
Dr. Yvonne Daniels author/educator/film-maker
All 3 previous Haitian Dance and Drum Retreats were produced without
corporate/public/private funding. To continue our efforts make quality arts
programs accessible to the community and to provide vital international
connections between the various communities that share an affinity for
Haitian Culture, we are in need of your support to make this Haitian Dance
and Drum Conference a smashing success.

Please make arrangements to attend ,or make a donation, even if you live in
Madagasgar. Housing arrangements are being made so that travellers will be
able to rent low-cost rooms from hosts in SF/Oakland. Let us know your
housing needs ASAP so that we can provide direct contacts with the hosts.

Fee: $225 for entire conference
$15.00 individual classes
www.haitiancamp.net website is currently being re-designed and will contain
a "new schedule/registration form and other vital info.

If you need to speak to someone directly please phone:(415)425-8513 or leave a detailed message at (415)469-8688 or email us at: www.zdrumz@msn.com

DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO: HAITIAN DANCE AND DRUM RETREAT
609 PARIS STREET SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 94112

 

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Posted: June 21, 2004 | HAITIAN DANCE & DRUM RETREAT, 2004

Action: Consider making plans to attend the Haitian Dance & Drum Retreat,

Sept. 24-26, 2004. Taking a percussion class with our very own Ezili Danto drummer, Damas Fanfan. Or, the ever fantastic Haitian dance teacher/choreographer and dancer, Nadia Dieudonne. Not to mention learning about Haitian dance from one of the last remaining Haitian dance icons of the Katherine Dunham days, Master Haitian dancer/teacher/choreographer, Jean Leon Destine.

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HAITIAN DANCE & DRUM RETREAT

September 24 - 26, 2004 Camp Butano / Pescadero, Ca.
http://www.haitiancamp.net

featuring Haitian dance icon, Jean-Leon Destine
the founder of Haiti's national dance company

... and

Nadia Dieudonne
Zeke Nealy
Adia Whitaker
Damas Fanfan
Patrice Mbayero
Colette Eloi
Michelle Martin
Ajayi Jackson

... Plus

Pioneers of Afro-Haitian dance
Blanche Brown
Alicia Pierce
Lynn Coles
Dr. Albirda Rose-Eberhart

Space is limited
http://www.haiticamp.net
or call 415.469.8688

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