Pictured: Chef Chris Paul and his wife Leigh-Ann, creators of Lakay PHL.
As part of Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans, public radio station WXPN, in partnership with Ming Media, presents part three of a three part series, Nou La (We Are Here), a documentary celebrating the vibrant legacy of Haitian Americans in the city of Brotherly and Sisterly Love. The videos follow the journey of creative Haitians living in Philadelphia, who are artists, culinarians, and cultural workers. Directed by Romel Jean-Pierre, Nou La vividly illustrates how the culture of Haiti thrives through their crafts and lives.
The third part of Nou La features interviews with chefs in Philadelphia who present Haitian cuisine, including Chef Ruben Alexis of @thatpikilizjawn, Chef Chris Paul of LakayPHL, and Dr. Rhoda Moise. Watch part three below.
“Nou La – Part 2” features interviews with artist and yoga instructor Jean Jacques, photographer Naomieh Jovin, and visual artist Claus Gabriel. Watch part two here.
Nou La was 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.
Nou La was made possible with a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.