Blog

June 2012

6.15.12
Adrienne Petrillo
I'm so excited to watch Center Stage SM artist Arieb Azhar perform this Tuesday, June 19 in Washington, DC , as he kicks off his month-long U.S. tour. Below, the singer-songwriter tells us where he...Read more »

May 2012

5.16.12
Abigail Maulion
Over the past months, we've awarded numerous grants, sparked many exciting connections in the field, and are in the midst of planning more events. Read all about it in our latest newsletter !Read more »

March 2012

3.30.12
Dawn Spears
I often receive inquiries about NEFA’s Native Arts program and thought it may be helpful for me to share my answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. I hope this is useful to some...Read more »

January 2012

1.31.12
Adrienne Petrillo
What a year it has been! Three foundations signed on to help meet the goals of Center Stage , we traveled to Haiti, Indonesia, and Pakistan to meet with the artists, and the tour planning is well...Read more »
1.23.12
Abigail Maulion
Check out the latest on NEFA’s upcoming events, deadlines, and more in our winter newsletter !...Read more »

December 2011

12.15.11
U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
On Tuesday, December 13, 2011, Ambassador and Mrs. Kenneth Merten hosted the Center Stage program for Haiti at their residence. In 2012 Center Stage, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural...Read more »

July 2011

7.13.11
Kathryn Garcia
I grew up in Miami, a city with one of the largest Haitian populations in the US, but I’d never actually been to the country until recently. Over the years, I’d been exposed to a fair...Read more »
7.12.11
Rebecca Blunk
Center Stage SM Artists Announced Contemporary ensembles from Haiti, Indonesia and Pakistan will tour the U.S. in 2012 (Boston, MA – July 12, 2011) Sufi-rock bands from Lahore…a comedy...Read more »
Jonathan Secor of MCLA
7.6.11
Jonathan Secor
Jean-René Delsoin's Dance company was magical. The energy, the talent, the drive. And to see them in such a wonderful setting. Small stage built outside on the back of Jean's house/dance...Read more »

June 2011

Haitian street gallery
6.30.11
Jonathan Secor
Port-au-Prince was such a contradiction of experiences. This amazingly culturally rich city and country, in such an impoverished condition. The richness of the music, the dance, the art, the food....Read more »

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