A Better Jamaica is pleased to present The Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latinx Delights. Join us as we celebrate Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population through this series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and film.
Caribbean (Haitian) Delights
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Delightful Food - 229 Linden Restaurant
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Delightful Music - Paul Beaubrun & Zing Experience
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Delightful Cinema - "Citizens of Nowhere"
* Those with a reservation will be granted access to the performance space at 5:45 pm. Those without a reservation will not be allowed access to the performance space until 6:00 pm.
Make a reservation so we know how much food to order!
Delightful Music: Paul Beaubrun & Zing Experience. A scion of Haitian musical royalty, Paul has spent his life living to the beat. Son of the Grammy nominated band Boukman Eksperyans, his earliest memories are of rhythm and sound. Moving to New York as a youth he was inspired by his heritage to begin crafting a sound all his own. Constantly aware of his roots, the struggle of an immigrant and the drive of New York life, Paul began to create a path where music, activism and history meet. A unique and transfixing sound he calls 'Roots/Blues', Paul weaves his impeccable guitar skills, rich, vocals, musical ingenuity and cultural history together; all while performing a smooth melange of both English, French and Creole (the native tongue of his Haitian roots).
Delightful Cinema: "Citizens of Nowhere" - September 2013. The Court ruling is reached. Almost a quarter million Dominicans of Haitian descent have just become stateless because of the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal's decision. Identified as scapegoats for all problems affecting the country, they have lost everything: their rights, their liberty, their identity. Presented as a tale and narrated by Haitian poet and playwright Jean-Claude Martineau, this film takes us to the very heart of the human drama lived by these migrants who have sacrificed everything to follow their deem of freedom.
Directors: Regis Coussot (co-director), Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay (co-director)
Writers: Regis Coussot (co-writer), Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay (co-writer)
Star: Jean-Claude Martineau
The Delightful Festival is presented by:
A Better Jamaica, Inc.
With the generous support of:
New York City Council Member Adrienne Adams
New York City Council Member Rory Lancman
New York City Council Member I. Daneek Miller
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs