In the Caribbean, the practice of getting dressed matters because it is a practice of attending to the body. Under a colonial regime, black bodies were ill-treated and selves were negated. Clothing played an instrumental role in the abuse of bodies and the stripping of a sense of well-being.
This study will investigate the performance motivations of three Haitian musicians based in South Florida who use their artistic platforms to offer a version of their country omitted from dominant media projections of the country. This study focuses on narrative as a device that allows these musicians to offer counter stories against dominantly negative media projections that have real effects on Haitians.
More than 700,000 visitors a year come to Labadee, Haiti’s largest tourist destination. Passengers from Royal Caribbean cruise ships have enjoyed the beautiful north coast site with its bay, beaches, and amenities since 1985 when it was developed for the company’s use under a lease agreement with the Haitian government.
A Market-Driven, Value-Chain Approach to Economic Development & Poverty Reduction based on: USAID Global Market Assessment for Handicrafts; USAID Haitian Handicraft Value Chain Analysis ; Haitian handicraft development projects; First-hand market experience.
Haiti is known throughout the Caribbean, Americas and Europe for the quality and creativity of its handicrafts, especially metalwork. The capacity of the handicrafts industry to turn that advantage into a larger and growing market share is constrained by a number of factors.