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Haitian Dance

Music and dance are essential parts of Haiti’s history, tradition and culture. The foundation of Haitian music and dance can be found in the country’s African roots, particularly in the rhythmic drums; music also has elements that reflect both French and Spanish elements from periods of occupation. When Africans were taken to Haiti as slaves, […]

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My New Life in Haiti

~ by Diane Gaillard, On-Site Director at D2C ~ A leap year and time for all those willing to make a leap of faith into their future, well at least that’s what I did. Yes, for the first time in eleven years, I leaped again and did what made me happy, I moved to Haiti.  […]

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Life in Haiti is Music

There is a rare stillness as I walk out of my room to greet the morning. I make my tea and step out on the front porch into soft light climbing down through the palm leaves, hearing that soft jungle music and roosters crowing. One of the boys is doing his chores, mopping the floor. […]


Rebuild Haiti

Five years have come and gone since the 2010 Haitian Earthquake. The 7.0 earthquake shook hard the small Caribbean nation, destroying infrastructure and lives. The Haitian government places the death toll at over 200,000, making the natural disaster one of the worst the contemporary world has seen. Despite more than $10 billion in humanitarian and development aid there […]

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Just Another Day in Haiti

~ By Amber Charne, Temporary Director D2C ~ .5 for 5 – Just another day in Haiti I wouldn’t be in Haiti if all 5 of the tasks that we set out to do this morning were accomplished. Not one, but one half of one task got done! Now that’s more like it…Haitian style baby. […]