October 14, 2008

Haiti Hurricane: Poetry Benefit

Haiti Hurricane Poetry Benefit

The African and African Diaspora Studies program at Florida International University in collaboration with Poetry for the Environment and the People (PEP), and the Mapou Cultural Center have organized a quick response poetry benefit fundraiser. They have partnered with Food for the Poor to get much needed funds and food to the victims of the recent hurricanes in Haiti.

The event will feature poetry and performances by: Jan Mapou, Donna Weir-Soley, Nzingah Oniwosan, Haiti Bluez (featuring Racine Jean Zenga), Nathalie Guillaume, Ivy Armstrong, and dance by Sosyete Koukouy. Along with the poetry, come join us for the live and persistent drum rhythms, Haitian folkloric dance, original art, and food!

The benefit will be held at the “Sant Kiltirèl Mapou" (Mapou Cultural Center) in Little Haiti on Friday, October 17, 2008 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The “Sant Kiltirèl Mapou” is located at 5919 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137.


$15 in advance

$20 at the door

$10 with student ID

Tickets are available at the following venues:

Libreri Mapou/Mapou Cultural Center

5919 Northeast 2nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33137

Phone: 305-757-9922

Fax: 305-757-3606

African and African Diaspora Studies

Florida International University

3000 NE 151st Street (AC1-162)

Miami, FL 33181

Phone: (305) 919-5521

Fax: (305) 919-5267

Or call Jessica @ 954.554.7177 Or Donna @ 786-718-7658


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