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.
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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.