Listening Party Set for April in Haiti

ACE and Kimberly Green of the Green Family Foundation are proceeding with repatriation of the Alan Lomax in Haiti box set and full collection, which will likely be deposited at FOKAL in Port-au-Prince and the Digital Library of the Caribbean at Florida International University. A Listening Party focusing on the question of how best to disseminate the recordings and similar documents of traditional Haitian culture will be held with Haitian educators, librarians, and other stakeholders at in late April. Participants will include Monique Rocourt of ISPAN (Institut de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine National); Michelle Pierre Louis, Director of FOKAL, FastForward Haiti; representatives of Université Quisqueya; Kimberly Green of GFF; Gage Averill of the University of Toronto; Anna Lomax Wood of ACE. The group will be asked to critique trial lesson plans based on the box set, created for school children and translated into French. A Kréyol translation of the notes to the box set is being formatted for publication, and a French edition is underway. ACE and GFF are planning a series of video podcasts and a Memory Project on film to be made and distributed with FastForward.

Originally posted: March 1, 2010