In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month 2021, WXPN’s Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans presents a free virtual screening of its film series “Nou La” (“We are here”) showcasing the Haitian Diaspora in Philadelphia.
Nou La is a three-part cinematic experience celebrating the vibrant legacy of Haitian Americans in the city of Brotherly and Sisterly Love. Following the stories of several Philadelphia-based Haitian American artists, culinarians, and cultural workers, Nou La vividly illustrates how the culture of Haiti thrives through their crafts and lives.
During the screening attendees will hear from Nou La Director Romel Jean-Pierre of MING Media and several featured artists for a discussion about the project’s significance and creative process.
This event is free to the public via Zoom with the discussion offered in both English and Haitian Creole. RSVP is required.
This offering is part of the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Immigrant Affairs month-long series of events in honor of national Immigrant Month 2021 and its theme Celebrate Resilience.
Go here for a more detailed overview about the month’s activities, and a complete calendar of events here.
Nou La is a collaboration between WXPN and Ming Video and is made possible with a grant from Wyncote Foundation.