Cuba/Haiti, 2020, 52 min, Digital, Dir. Mario Delatour, Not Rated, In French and Spanish with English subtitles, ArtMattan Films

Haitian Heritage Celebration

Thursday, May 18

May is Haitian Heritage Month! Join us on Haitian Flag Day for a multisensory, day-long celebration of Haitian culture. Curated by Black Lounge Films, Ayiti Images, and NOULA Worldwide, this event features Haitian food, refreshments, live performances and a film screening followed by a Q&A.

Authentic Haitian bites, including tassot turkey, fried conch, duri djon djon (rice), griot (fried pork), fried plantain, and pikliz (spicy pickled cabbage condiment) provided by ZoeMan Get It and Go. Traditional Cuban-style specialty coffee provided by Cienfuegos Coffee, rhum punch, and food samples included with admission.


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Music by DJ Mack (Resident DJ at the Little Haiti Cultural Center)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Music by Arthur Baker Iconic Music Producer & DJ (Vinyl Only Afro Cuba Set)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Music by Jonathan Saint Dic

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Music by Michel Attie

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Music by Safe Stadick (Vinyl Only Afro Cuban DJ Set)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Live performance by Claudens Louis-The CieL Experience (Haitian Jazz Quartet)

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - FILM SCREENING with Q&A

Kafe Negro: Cuba & The Haitian Revolution explores the social, economic, and historical ramifications of the Haitian Revolution on Cuba. This documentary tells the story of migrations around a small grain that became the second most important raw material on the global market. It explores the waves of migration of Haitian workers who, over time, profoundly transformed the culture and demographics of Cuba and developed coffee growing on the island.

Includes a virtual Q&A with director Mario Delatour.

ABOUT THE CURATORS Black Lounge Films, Ayiti Images & NOULA Worldwide

Black Lounge Films is a grassroots marketing initiative that creates unique movie experiences focusing on the Black global experience. We specialize in curating films from around the world that showcase black life, black talent and great films examining the journey of the African Diaspora.

Ayiti Images was birthed from a burning desire to educate and project an authentic voice that depicts the Haitian experience from a humanistic perspective through the use of film and community discussion.

Founders: Rachelle Salnave & Jean H. Marcelin.

NOULA Worldwide is a cultural community and platform that unites the Haitian diaspora and allies through art, fashion, music, film, food, culture and most importantly the passion to bring about change.


In addition to our new releases, be sure to join us for these special limited, or one-time-only, screenings.

Check out the rest of our Special Presentations program!