Celebrations between Afro Urban artists and montrealers of all origines.
Friday 25 until Sunday 27, January 2019
at Centre des Arts de la Maison d'Haïti - CAMH
MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The first edition of the FESTIVAL AFRO URBAIN - AFRO URBAN FEST of the Maison d'Haiti, at the Centre des Arts de la Maison d'Haïti - CAMH (Maison d'Haiti's Arts Center), under the theme "TRACES ET PRÉSENCES" (TRAILS AND PRESENCE) will be held from Friday January 25 to Sunday January 27 2019. We wish to join several diverse artists and more specifically, celebrate Afro Urban art through various artistic disciplines such as: the visual arts, cinema, music, fashion, dance, as well as literature.
This festival is intended for a wide audience and creates spaces for dialogue between the different communities in Montreal. The Centre des Arts de la Maison d'Haïti - CAMH (Maison d'Haiti's Arts Center) was founded in October 2016 and has reached a large audience since its inception. Through its mission and objectives, the Arts Center is at the crossroads of encounters between Afro-Urban artists and Montrealers of all origins. It plays the role of true social and cultural lever, representing the rich diversity of the Montreal community. In light of this success and dedication, it wishes to once again offer a rich, authentic, accessible and open program over three days to the Montreal public.
Although this is the first edition of the Afro Urban Festival, the Maison d'Haiti has always organized events, since its creation in 1972, promoting confluence between the various communities. Through this event, the Centre des Arts de la Maison d'Haïti - CAMH (Maison d'Haiti's Arts Center) wishes to become the hub of meetings and dialogues for all artists practicing Afro Urban art and offer a rich artistic program to all Montrealers, especially to the locals of the St-Michel district which is particularly lacking in cultural and artistic options. We want to allow the Afro-descendant population to celebrate their culture and allow those who do not know it to discover it in its current and historical aspects.
This first edition is made possible thanks to the indispensible support of Patrimoine Canada (Heritage Canada), whom we thank greatly.
The festival also has the support of the media web Loungeurbain.com. Since 2010, LoungeUrbain.com is a Montreal web media born of a desire to reflect, celebrate, promote and spread the diverse and rich universe of urban culture here, through its website, TV show, radio and events! LoungeUrbain.com is a laboratory of talents and projects that seeks to create a positive and lasting effect in the Quebec community by way of its staff.
In addition, we will continue our collaboration with the Mémoire d'Encrier et le Centre International de Documentation et d'Information Haïtienne, Caribéenne et Afro-Canadienne (CIDIHCA) in the field of cinema and also in our pursuit to promote literature of authors of diversity. All in an effort to have diversity of thought across round tables.
Afro Urban art has never been recognized in Montreal at fair value, yet the most populous communities in Montreal are Afro-descendants. In order to bring communities closer together, reduce the problems of racial discrimination, destroy stereotypes and one day develop a united society in its diversity, it is essential that everyone learns and appreciates the different cultures that make up Montreal through an event that is part of the solution.
SOURCE Maison d'Haïti
For further information: Keithy Antoine, C : [email protected], T :438-935-1902