Legacy of 1804 with Okai Musik #LOF1804

Join me tonight as I welcome musician and drummer Okai Musik to discuss getting into Haitian drumming as a Haitian-American.

Born in Brooklyn of Haitian parents, Okai Musik drums in the groups StringsNSkins and Brown Rice Family.  Though he has been a drummer for many years, his foray into Haitian drumming is recent.

Listen live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blackwholeradio/2014/09/27/legacy-of-1804-with-okai-musik-lof1804 or on the phone at 323-927-2913.

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Legacy of 1804 with Chef Nadège Fleurimond #LO1804

Join me as I welcome Chef Nadège Fleurimond to discuss her new cookbook Haiti Uncovered. 

Listen LIVE at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blackwholeradio/2014/09/20/legacy-of-1804-with-nadge-fleurimond-lof1804 or on the phone at 323-927-2913. On Twitter, react with the hashtag #LO1804.

Nadege Fleurimond is the owner of Fleurimond Catering, an off-premise Catering and event planning firm in New York City, specializing in corporate and private functions. Her company has catered for companies and institutions such as Ann-Hauser Busch, Columbia University, Paul Weiss, New York City Hall, BET News, and The Colbert Report, as well as individuals such as Vivica A. Fox, Al Jareau, Wyclef Jean,  and Dr Memet Oz's organization Healthcorps.

Her recently published memoir and cookbook Taste of Life is a humorous journey into the life of Nadege Fleurimond as she navigates her way through the world of food and the experiences with her family, friends and acquaintances she encounters. 

She is currently working on her second book, Haiti Uncovered : A Regional Adventure into the Art of Haitian Cuisine, scheduled to be released in November 2014. Haiti Uncovered is a regional travel guide to the culinary heritage and culture of Haitian cuisine.

With varying interests in business, government, and social issues, Nadege graduated with a degree in Political Science from Columbia University. 

Fleurimond has been quoted in the New York Times, has appeared on the national television show Chopped on the Food Network, and is a Food columnist for the Haitian Times Newspaper. In July of 2011, she was invited as the special guest of honor to share her expertise on food at the Guadeloupe Culinary Festival.

Nadege Fleurimond believes she is an artist at heart, even if not through song or the canvas.  She channels her love of the arts by putting together functions that bring together music, art and food lovers in  fun, positive and enriching ways.

For more on the book and Nadège, visit www.haiticuncovered.com or www.nadegefleurimond.com


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Legacy of 1804 with National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP)

Join me tonight at 9PM as I welcome NAHP members Marjorie Brennan and Esther Dupervil to discuss NAHP's 2014 Annual Conference taking place at Harvard University on November 14th and 15th.

Listen live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blackwholeradio/2014/09/13/legacy-of-1804-with-national-association-of-haitian-professionals-lof1804 or on the phone at 323-927-2913.

For more visit the NAHP website at http://nahpusa.org/.

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Legacy of 1804 with Ayiti Resurrect #Haiti #LOF1804 #djaspora

My guests tonight are the ladies of Ayiti Resurrect, an organization for Haitian Diaspora and afrodescendant involvement in Haiti. The ladies of of Ayiti Resurrect also foster farming by Afrodescendants in NY state.

Ayiti Resurrect is a team of visionary artists, community builders, holistic healers, and organic farmers with bloodlines in Haiti and the African Diaspora, working in collaboration with a rural community in Leogane to support the healing and upliftment of the survivors of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

See more at www.ayitiresurrect.org.

Listen tonight at 9PM at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blackwholeradio/2014/09/06/legacy-of-1804-with-ayiti-resurrect-lof1804-haiti or 323-927-2913.



"So much of what we do is based in skill share. Looking at what we have collectively as a diaspora as real fuel, sustainability, as resource to take care of ourselves." - Beatrice Anderson

"It is important for us to realize how powerful our skill set is in order to affirm our idea around sovereignty." - Beatrice Anderson

"A big part of our mission is reaffirming for ourselves and for our family community in Haiti that we have all that we need." - Beatrice Anderson

" So many of what the NGO and neo-colonial models are are methods of  trying to eliminate that chance of us looking at what we have to bring to the table." - Beatrice Anderson

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