Poetic City: A Celebration of the Poetry and Music of Haiti

Poetic City: A Celebration of the Poetry and Music of Haiti
Wednesday, July 7, 7:00pm

Poets House Celebrates the Poetry and Music of Haiti with Special Guest L'Orchestre Septentrional

L'Orchestre Septentrional, Haiti’s oldest big band orchestra, has grown from a group of seven to a band of 18, since their inception in 1948. Their boule du feu (ball of fire) rhythms and Cuban flavor never fail to bring everyone to the dance floor.

Poets from Haiti will round out the evening with dynamic readings. The four senior Haitian poets are : Jacqueline Beaugé-Rosier, Anthony Phelps, Josaphat-Robert Large and Janine Tavernier.

Sponsored by Poets House; cosponsored by the Battery Park City Authority.

Web sites :

River to River

Poets House

Île en île (for presentation of these four senior poets of Haiti).

Time: July 7, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm

Location: Rockefeller Park

Street: Warren Street

City/Town: New York

Website or Map: http://www.poetshouse.org/

Event Type: poetry, reading, orchestra, festival