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Heart of Haiti: Music and Spoken Word
Tiga Jean-Baptiste, Millery Polyné, Gina Athena Ulysse
Fri, January 20th, 2012 | 7:30 pm

Bank of America Presents the Friday Free Performance Series at the New-York Historical Society


Event details

A free performance of music and spoken word from the heart of Haiti, organized in conjunction with the Symposium, "The Age of Revolution: A Whole History." Musical performance: Tiga Jean-Baptiste & Tchaka, Spoken word performances: Millery Polyné and Gina Athena Ulysse.

Performer Bio(s)

Tiga Jean-Baptiste is a multitalented Haitian musician continuing his family legacy while embracing music of other lands — Haitian drumming, traditional Haitian bamboo and tin wind instruments, the shona mbira from Zimbabwe and the Australian didgeridoo. Millery Polyné is Assistant Professor at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and a 2003 recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowship. Gina Athena Ulysse weaves history and personal narrative with Vodou chants to dramatize and address issues of social injustice. She is an Associate Professor at Wesleyan University.


Presented in collaboration with Haiti Cultural Exchange.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Concert Admission

Admission is free. First-come, first served.


New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for underwriting the Friday Free Performance Series.

Creative: Tronvig Group