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7948: Flag Day Celebrations in Brooklyn (fwd)
From: Tequila Minsky <email@example.com>
From Caribbean Life [Newspaper]
May 15, 2001
Massive Celebration On Brooklyn's Nostrand Avenue
For the past 11 years, Haitians residing throught the tri-state
area have been converging on Nostrand Avenue, between Clarendon Road and
Avenue D, to celebrate the anniversary of their country's red-and-blue
flag, which predates the country's independence from France.
The event, which brings together various cultural as well as musical
groups, also draws a long string of "who's who" in the Haitian
commmunity. On that day revelers chat, clap
their hands, and jump aup and down to the electirfying beat of Compas and
music, wile otherg give speechers, sometimes taking the boisterous crowd
through some interest aspect of Haitian history.
Thousands, some coming from as far away as Europe, Canada, and Haiti will
the tiny stretch of Nostrand Avenue for an afternoon of fun, music, and
The half dozen or so musical groups that so far have registered for the
event are divided
into segments--Compas, (eg. Dieudonne Larose and Black Parent), Racine,
(eg Racine au Camp and Manze), Haitian hip-hop, and Folklore.
For more information 718--363-8587