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Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music

Colorado Haiti Project

Friday, June 14, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (MDT)

Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music

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    The Colorado Haiti Project presents:

Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music

a concert by Crossing Borders Music Collective.


From voodoo to Holy Trinity:

Haitian classical music

A collaboration between Crossing Borders and the Colorado Haiti Project June 14


DENVER, Colo. — The European classical tradition, Haitian folklore — including voodoo — and themes of exile will come together in a unique and colorful musical mélange when the Chicago-based Crossing Borders Music Collective performs in Denver June 14 in support of the Colorado Haiti Project.


“Haiti captures the minds and hearts of all who visit. But for most of us, traveling to this country so filled with vibrant sounds and colors is out of the question,” says Alison Rakotonirina, executive director of the Colorado Haiti Project. “Hearing this music, you’ll fall in love with Haiti, her people and her music.”


“Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music” will begin with German-Haitian composer Werner Jaegerhuber’s “Suite Folklorique,” a unique blend of German classical and folk music associated with various voodoo deities. Quartets by Haitian-born composers Claude Dauphin and Rudy Perrault explore the theme of exile from the homeland. There also will be works excerpted from the new documentary “Kenbe La” (“Hold On”), and also by students and teachers of the Holy Trinity School in Port-au-Prince.


“I want to provide audiences a way to look at Haitian culture other than what we see in the news,” says Tom Clowes, president of the board of Crossing Borders, a cellist and educator who has taught music at Holy Trinity School since 2000. “Yes, it’s very poor economically, but also very rich in art and culture.”


    A wine reception will follow.

Crossing Borders Music Collective's Chicago debut of Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music was featured on Chicago's ABC-7 news, in the Chicago Tribune, on Chicago's classical radio station WFMT 98.7FM, on Chicago Public Radio, and was a Critic's Pick in TimeOut magazine.  Watch a free preview video here.




Have questions about Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music? Contact Colorado Haiti Project

When & Where

Saint John's Cathedral
1350 Washington St
Denver, CO 80203

Friday, June 14, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (MDT)

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Colorado Haiti Project

The Colorado Haiti Project has worked together with our Haitian partners in Petit Trou for 25 years. During this time we have built a 700-student school, developed a network of clean water wells, and promoted community health programs. What the community needs next is a vibrant economy that provides jobs for its people.

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