CTMD Festivals

Bwa Kay Iman

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Prospect Park, Lakeside

Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY

Bwa Kay Iman, an all-day Haitian arts and culture celebration at lakeside in southeastern Prospect Park (near the Parkside entrance), presented by Gran Bwa Culture and Neg Gran Bwa Drummers, led by Oungan Asogwe (High Priest) Deenps “Gran Bwa” Bazile. Bwa Kay Iman is a longstanding annual celebration, now in its 25th year, commemorating the important slave social gathering on August 14th of 1791 that began the Haitian revolution. This event celebrates and demonstrates Haitian culture with traditional Haitian folkloric dance, drumming, singing, artwork, and story sharing. At Prospect Park, Lakeside Area (Take the Q train to Parkside stop and enter via the Parkside entrance). Admission is free. Children and families are welcome. Seating is picnic-style; attendees are invited to bring blankets, cushions and lawn chairs as needed. Suggested dress for this gathering is “djan-djan” (multicolored attire).

This event is part of CTMD's Sustaining Cultures Program Verite Sou Tanbou Sustaining Cultural Initiative.