8/18/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review 8.18.2017 #LOF1804



Host: Alice Backer

Time: 10:30 PM (NOT 9PM tonight!)

Topics: Jean-Paul James case in Brooklyn | Updates on Bwa Kayiman celebrations in Brooklyn and Cuba last weekend | Latest on Haitians in Canada including Fatima Oriol case


Places to listen: Player below | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/08/19/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news--blog-review-8182017-lof1804





POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

Links promised during show:

Radio Canada Story on Fatima Oriol:
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/gravel-le-matin/segments/chronique/34722/chronique-hugo-lavoie-haiti-expulsion-migrants


Full Bwa Kayiman interview with Dr. Jerry Gilles from 2014:
http://www.kiskeacity.com/2014/08/legacy-of-1804-on-bwa-kayiman-haiti.html







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8/11/17

Legacy of 1804 | Bwa Kayiman Anniversary #LOF1804 #Haiti








Host: Alice Backer

Time: 10:15PM (sorry for the change in time tonight)

Guests (all pre-recorded): Dahoud André (tentative) | Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Gilles

Topic: Bwa Kayiman and various celebrations of its anniversary in New York this weekend.



Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com at the player below http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/08/12/legacy-of-1804-bwa-kayiman-anniversary-lof1804. You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.




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8/4/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review | 08.04.17 #LOF1804









Time: 9PM-11PM

Tentative Topics: Undocumented Haitians in the US cross the border to Canada | Chinese Electricity Project in Haiti: Fake or Take?

Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com at the player below http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/08/05/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-blog-review-080417-lof1804. You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.






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POST SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

We listened to an Eritye Papa Desalin radio show clip interviewing someone who has made the trip from Haiti to Brazil to the US to Canada. Then we were joined by Frantz André and Jennie-Laure Sully, frequent correspondents from Montréal, who helped us put the trajectory in context, including local authorities' decision to open up an Olympic stadium with a capacity of 60,000 to the new arrivals. They also explained the process facing the new arrivals who will likely be undergoing a hearing at some point down the line to apply for asylum/refugee status. Although Canada is being more welcoming to many of the migrants than the US has been, Frantz cautioned against being overly optimistic regarding their ultimate plight in Canada.  He explained that Fatima Oriol, a Haitian woman who was on Canada's version of temporary protected status for 4 years is on the verge of being deported despite being very well integrated. Jennie and Frantz also explained that Canadian authorities turn the processing of new arrivals over to Haitian organizations but without providing adequate resources. In Frantz's words, given  the current mayor of Montréal Denis Coderre's need for votes from the heavy Haitian population of North Montréal, his motivations may be "more electoral than humanitarian."

In the second hour, Hugues Girard expressed doubt at whether a recent HuffPo article about China investing in Haitian infrastructure projects can be trusted. Daniella Bien-Aimé who wrote an article on the topic two years ago on her blog the Bien-Aimé Post also called to weigh in.

We listened to music by Buyu Ambroise, Misty Jean and Paul Beaubrun.



7/28/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review | Race and Class in Haiti, 3 Deaths #LOF1804










 Time: 9PM-11PM

Tentative Topics: Class in Haiti with Pascal Robert |  Jean Refuse remembers the late Claude Pierre, member of Akademi Kreyol Ayisyen (Haitian Creole Academy)

Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com at the player below http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/07/29/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-blog-review-lof1804. You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.






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In the first segment we heard Pascal Robert discuss color and class in Haiti, the grandon, creole v. African-born blacks during the Haitian revolution, what distinguishes Black nationalism in the US from Haitian or Nigerian nationalism.

Then we heard a clip I recorded at an event commemorating the lives of the late Claude Pierre, Serge Legagneur and Jean- Claude Fignolé, all of whom died in the past 2 months. In the clip Jean Refuse remembers Claude Pierre and his activism on behalf of Akademi Kreyòl Ayisyen. 

 Lastly, we went over the latest Miami Herald article on cholera victims in Haiti demanding compensation from the UN.

7/21/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News and Blog Review | Eberwein, Haitian Army #LOF1804







Co-hosts this Friday Night (Tonight): Alice Backer | Hugues Girard

 Time: 9P-11PM

 Topics: Klaus Eberwein | Campaign for the resurrection of the Haitian army


Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com at the player below http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/07/22/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-blog-review-eberwein-haitian-army-lof1804. You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.





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7/14/17

Legacy of 1804 | Afrolatino Festival | Afrolatinidad & Haiti #LOF1804




Join me this Friday night at 9PM as I play and comment live in interviews and clips I recorded last weekend at the Afrolatino Festival 2017.


Topics: Afrolatino Festival 2017 | Afrolatinidad

 Guests: Dr. Steeve Coupeau (Film professor, Filmmaker) | Ayanna Legros (History Doctoral Student) | Amilcar Priestley (Founder, Afrolatino Festival) | Afrolatino Festival Awardees (Gloria Karamañites, Kahira Kelly, Susana Baca, Elizabeth Acevedo)


Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com at the player below http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/07/15/legacy-of-1804-afrolatino-festival-afrolatinidad-haiti-lof1804. You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.




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POST SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

I played my thank you remarks at the Afrolatino Festival ( I received a Cultural Preservation Award for my Wikipedia work with Afrocrowd) as well as those of awardees Susana Baca, Gloria Karamañites, Zahira Kelly and Elizabeth Acevedo.

I also discussed what an Afrolatino is and the purpose of the Afrolatino Festival with Amilcar Priestley, whether Haitians are Afrolatinos with Ayanna Legros and the film on Father Joseph and Fonkoze that Steeve Coupeau is distributing.

7/6/17

Legacy of 1804 | Musician Keb, Filmmaker Will Prosper, Strike Leader Dominique St-Eloi #LOF1804







Join me this Friday night at 9PM for an amazing lineup on Legacy of 1804.

This is a pre-recorded show as I am receiving a cultural preservation award from the Afrolatino Festival on Friday night.

In segment one, we listen to Jafrikayiti interview Montréal-based Haitian artist Keb (Kebert Bastien) on why he considers it his duty to reflect and amplify important Haitian political issues in his music. (Kreyòl)) They are joined in the segment by Haitian-Canadian filmmaker Will Prosper to discuss his activism in Montreal on behalf of Pierre Coriolan, a mentally ill Haitian Canadian who was recently gunned down by the police in his home. (Fr.ançais)

In segment two, we hear Dahoud André of Eritye Papa Desalin interview Haitian labor leader Dominique St-Eloi on where the labor strikes in Haiti and their demands stand. (Kreyòl)


Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com at the player below or  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/07/08/legacy-of-1804-a-haitian-artists-duty-with-keb-st-eloi-on-haitian-strikes# . You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.






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6/30/17

Legacy of 1804 | Sherlee Skai, Natacha Jn-Simon #LOF1804 #Haiti #Bahamas











Join me this Friday night at 9PM to discuss her new album with singer Sherlee Skai  (9 to 9:30PM) and Haitians in the Bahamas and the film My Father's Land with Natacha Jn-Simon. This last segment will be started with audio of a Q&A with My Father's Land protagonist Papa Jah at  Haiti Film Fest. 

Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com or  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/07/01/legacy-of-1804-sherlee-skai-and-natacha-jn-simon-lof1804 . You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.




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POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

In the first segment (00-00:30) Sherlee Skai talked to us about her upcoming album and the premiere for it taking place July 8 in Brooklyn.  We also listened to her music.

For the rest of the show Hugues Girard and I talked to Natacha Jn-Simon, a Bahamian of Haitian descent and student in Florida after listening to the Haiti Film Fest panel discussion for My Father's Land, a film about the journey to Haiti of Papa Jah, a Haitian living in the Bahamas.  She answered questions about how she was able to become a "paper Bahamian" and get scholarships while other stellar Haitians in the Bahamas were not. We also discussed Haitian identity and living standards in the Bahamas, the colonial origins of the stigmatization of Haitians in the Bahamas,  inevitable upward mobility, parallels and distinctions with the situation of Dominicans of Haitian descent, Bahamian Haitian young adult organizations, Papa Jah's neighborhood The Mud, home of a recent Bahamian Miss Universe candidate of Haitian descent and Ms. Jn-Simon's and her parents' personal experience.