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Bridging the gap
Haitian-inspired artworks were on display near African-American paintings. Soca and reggae music blasted from the speakers after konpa songs. A photo gallery featured pictures from Havana, Cuba. During a brunch, participants ate waffles plated next to bowls of soup joumou.
The Little Haiti Cultural Center opened its doors to put Haitian and other countries’ cultures on display at its venue during the 2021 Miami Art Week, which turned out to be more diverse than usual with Art Basel as its centerpiece.
“It was more than Haitian,” said visitor Shirley Sainte, as she walked out of LHCC Saturday carrying plastic bags of products she bought. “They left out the labels and we were just brothers and sisters. It was one way to know who the local artists are, the upcoming artists as well as retailers.”
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Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.
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by Onz Chéry, The Haitian Times
December 6, 2021
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