Haiti Flag Day Celebration in Los Angeles
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Hollywood Park Casino
3833 Century Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90303
Hosted by comedian Rich Pierre Louis and artist-activist Ella Turenne; featuring Paul Beaubrun and Zing Eksperyans
Paul Beaubrun in Performance: Roots, Rock, and Reggae
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
MultiCultural Center Theater, UCSB
Paul Beaubrun is a singer-songwriter, producer, and guitarist who comes from an eminent and treasured Haitian family of entertainers and currently heads the band Zing Experience. His music fuses Haitian roots, rock, and reggae to create a soulful sound, with influences from artists as diverse as Boukman Experyans, Fela Kuti, Sade, Angelique Kidjo, Emeline Michel, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley.
The Three Phases of Sans Souci: Recent Archaeological Discoveries at the Palace of Henry Christophe
J. Cameron Monroe (professor of anthropology, UC Santa Cruz)
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Social Sciences and Media Studies (SSMS) Conference Room 2135
The royal palace of Sans Souci was a key component of royal power strategies in the fledgling state that emerged from the Haitian Revolution. Despite the site's central role in the production of historical memory in Haiti, negligible archaeological work has beenc arried out to study the building chronology or organization of space. In 2015, an international team initiated geophysical survey and archaeological testing with this goal in mind. Professor Monroe will introduce the preliminary results of this fieldwork, revealing ahistory of settlement extending to the colonial era and providing new insights on the foundations and legacies of this UNESCO World Heritage site.