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Join host Alice Backer of www.kiskeacity.com as she discusses the Bwa Kayiman ceremony with Dr. Jerry Gilles and Yvrose Gilles of www.bookmanlit.com. The Bwa Kayiman ceremony kicked off the Haitian Revolution on August 14, 1791.
Doctor Jerry M. Gilles and Yvrose Gilles are co-editors of Bookmanlit.com a site that promotes study of Haitian-African culture. They have written several books and articles and have lectured at universities and museums. They have appeared on radio and television programs to talk about various aspects of Haitian History and Religion. Their most recent books include Bicentennial: Haiti's Gift to the World and Remembrance: Roots, Rituals, and Reverence in Vodou.
Doctor Jerry M. Gilles, specializes in High Risk Obstetrics. He graduated from Columbia University and obtained his doctorate in Medicine at the SUNY at Stony Brook.
Ms. Gilles obtained her undergraduate degree from Barnard College of Columbia University and obtained a Master of Science degree at Teacher's College of Columbia University. By family tradition, Ms. Gilles is descendant of both Dahomey and Kongo. By genetic analysis, she is also descendant of the Mede people of the Ivory Coast.
Join host Alice Backer of www.kiskeacity.com as she welcomes Haiti-based Chef David Destinoble, the star of this Saturday's Matinée Brouhaha! at La Caye in Brooklyn, NY.
Originally from St. Marc, Haiti, Chef David moved to Florida at a young age. He later studied Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales University, where he learned the fundamentals and developed his own unique style and flair. He worked his way up the ranks at some of Miami’s most exclusive restaurants and hotels, such as Chez Danielle, La Belle Auberge, and The Hilton. Chef David has now moved back to Haiti to become the First Executive Chef at the residence of the Prime Minister. He has represented Haiti in Australia, Ireland, St. Thomas and many countries around the globe. He is the Founding Member and Vice President of The Haitian Culinary Alliance USA, a non-profit organization which promotes Haitian culture and gastronomy, while bringing to the forefront the many talented Chefs of Haitian and Caribbean descent.
Tonight show is in loving memory of : Pfc. Nicholas H. Blodgett - 21, of Wyoming, Michigan. Blodgett died in Abdalluyah, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany. Died on July 21, 2004.
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Well here we go again A BIG upset this week in politics & the first comments out of the victors mouth is THANK YOU Tea Party. Now this again raises serious questions on weather or NOT the GOP is in for A 100% primary devistation this summer or the fall of 2014? What will happen remains to be seen but so far - this fight is NOT being won by The eastablishment.
What is an ISIS fighters? It's A NEW term & name to get us into another WAR or to fight another made up group making we as Americans scared about terror. The real terror and the real WAR is w/ in our own 50 states and local government. They are the true and real ememies of the people. At what point will be wake up? Or won't we ever? Today we talk about it in all phases of this Carnival of Chaos.
Segment og Honor :
Today we are giving thanks & honoring A amazing group of people known as Gulf War Hero's. This is A story with in history of A STORY. Those who returned to have Syndrome today we air part I & This again is A real world broadcast which will conclude with A TEAM USA Victory piece over Ghana in todays world cup. THANK YOU to the Veterans who made these VICTORIES happen
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Host Alice Backer of www.kiskeacity.com goes over the latest Haiti News including:
- Zafen/Kiva partnership to provide loans for Small Growing Businesses (SGBs). Katleen Felix will join us for this segment.
- Digicel equity investment in Fonkoze
-Clinton, Haitian peanuts, USAID anmd MFK
- NY Times article on Haitian culture.
Host Alice Backer of www.kiskeacity.com welcomes Manbo Dòwòti Désir for her second visit. We discuss her new book Goud Kase Goud as well as Catholic Cardinal Langlois' recent statements on Vodou to the british publication The Guardian.
Dowoti Désir is a Manbo Asogwe and a scholar of Haitian Vodou. She is the Founder and President of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Watch Group (www.ddpawatchgroup.info). She utilizes interfaith exchanges and cultural diplomacy to facilitate better understanding of AfroAtlantic spiritual systems in the global North. She has written extensively about the contemporary and sacred arts of the African Diaspora, its religions and sociopolitical issues impacting the global African community. Her recent book Goud kase goud: Conjuring Memory in Spaces of the AfroAtlantic focuses on the right to memory, the built environment, and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. She is a graduate of Barnard College and has a Master's degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. - See more at: http://www.kiskeacity.com/search?q=dowoti+#sthash.zB9DkSMl.dpuf
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