Souvenance, Gonaïve Haiti


Jazz Racine album with Jacques Schwarz-Bart (2012)
"La Siren"
, Little Nut Tree with Dan Zanes (2011)
Ayiti Afrika - Bonga & the Vodou Drums of Haiti (2006)
Father Goose - Dan Zanes (2008)
Puff & Other Family Classics - Peter, Bethany & Rufus (2007)
900 Miles - Bethany & Rufus (2006)
All Around The Kitchen - Dan Zanes (2004)
Caravane - Urban Tap (2001)
Kanzo - Bonga (2000)
Zinga - Eddy Francois (2000)
Voyage of Dreams - Jephté Guillaume (1997)
Raw Material: Kote Moun Yo - DJ Hiro & Masabumi Kikuchi (1996)
Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival (1997)
"JuJu" Remix - Salif Keita  (1997)



NJ Maker's Day at East Brunswick Public Library, NJ, March 2018

Celebrating Haiti, The Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, January 27, 2018



NY Voices NY Votes Festival, Jamaica Performing Arts Center New York, November 12, 2017

Haitian Drum Circle Workshop, The Lodge at Thompson Park, American Indian Center of Middlesex County NJ, May 20, 2017



Frisner Augustin Memorial Drum Festival, Brooklyn NY, June 25, 2016

One, Respe! An evening of Haitian Jazz, Johnson/Kaplan Auditorium NY, June 23, 2016

Symposium in the Drum: From Africa to the New World, Tishman Auditorium at The New School New York, March 31, 2016



Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival: A Music & Environmental Festival, June 21, 2015

Concert at University Henri Christophe, Haitian Jazz Foundation, Cap Haitien, Haiti, April 29, 2015



Introduction to Haitian Drum and Vodou, Seton Hall University NJ, October 23, 2014

Poetry of Riddim, Blue Note, New York, April 25, 2014

Drums of the Diaspora at SOB's, NYC January 13, 2014



Drum Workshop, Children's Museum of the Arts, NY, May 19, 2013



Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince, Jazz Racine with Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Haiti, January 28, 2012

Partners In Health, 25th Anniversary Celebration, NYC, October 4, 2012

Ceremonial Workshop with Ge Marques, Waterfall House NY, September 13-17, 2012

2011 - 2010

"The Peter Yarrow Singalong," with 40 Mustard Seed school children airs Spring 2011 on PBS

Gnaoua Festival, Morocco, June 20-25, 2011

Banlieues Bleues International Festival, France, March 2011

Kwanzaa Festival, NJ Performing Arts Center, December 17, 2010

Lake Eden Arts Festival, Black Mountain, N.C. October 2010

Haitian Instrument Exhibition & Music Workshops", The Music Instrument Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, August 12-14, 2010

Outdoor Free Summer Concert Series, Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena CA, August 6, 2010

Vodou Ceremony, Bobo Culture Center, LePlaine Haiti, July 16, 2010

Urban Tap, Le Havre, France June 2010

Clearwater Festival, a Hudson River Revival in Croton-on-Hudson, NY June 20, 2010

"Haiti: Red Cross Benefit" at Tarrytown Music Hall, NY, March 22, 2010

Target Free Thursdays at Lincoln Center, March 18, 2010

"A Celebration of Haitian Culture" a Partners in Health benefit, St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, NYC, March 14, 2010

2009 and earlier

Festival Daoula (with Bethany & Rufus), Bamako Mali (2009)
A Night of Vodou Jazz, Sounds of Brazil, NYC, (2009)
Pop!Tech Conference - Camden, ME (2008)
Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors: Heritage Sunday - New York, NY (2008)
American Folk Festival: National Council for the Traditional Arts - Bangor, ME (2008)
Vietnam Tour with Peter Yarrow & the Fund for Reconciliation & Development (2008)
Les Nuits Atypiques Langon, Bordeaux, France (2008)
Rutgers Mason Gross Performing Arts Center, New Brunswick, NJ (2008)
Celebrate Brooklyn: Prospect Park Bandshell - Brooklyn, NY (2007)
Governor's Inauguration, State of New York - Albany, NY (2008)
Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors: La Casita - New York, NY (2007)
Clearwater Festival Hudson River Revival (2006)
New Jersey Center for Performing Arts: Sounds of the City - Newark, NY (2006)
The Kennedy Center Millenium Stage - Washington D.C. (2005)
Brooklyn Museum of Art: Basquiat Opening Performance - Brooklyn, NY (2005)
Summerdance Festival: Urban Tap - Santa Barbara, CA (2005)
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival - Cochuate, MA (2004)
Central Park Summer Stage w/Grace Jones: Paradise Garage - New York, NY (2002)
New Victory Theater: Urban Tap "Caravane" Premiere - New York, NY (2001)
International Jazz Festival of Montreal, Canada (2000)
Planet Café - Haitian Spiritual Wind Japan Tour - Tokyo, Japan (2000)
Studio 54 New Year's Eve w/ Grace Jones - New York, NY (1999 -2000)
25th Annual Village Halloween Parade: Opening Ceremony - New York, NY (2000)
Victoria Dock w/Grace Jones - Melbourne, Australia (1998)
Museum of Natural History "Ritual & Secular Dances of Haiti" New York, NY (1998)
Festival de Louisiane International - Lafayette, Louisiana (1994)
The Rolling Stones' Voodoo Lounge World Tour - Shea Stadium, New York, NY - Opener (1994)


Peter Yarrow
Bethany & Rufus
Dan Zanes
Boukman Eksperyans
Boukan Guinen
Celia Cruz
Grace Jones
Pat Hall Dance
Papa Jube & the Jubelation Band
Rara Machine
Urban Tap
Tète Kale Orchestra
Jean Paul Bourelly
Emeline Michel
Jean-Léon Destiné
Martha Jean-Claude
Blanche Brown/Petit La Croix


NYSCA Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant to teach Haitian Drumming via Center of Traditional Music & Dance, One Student Full Year 2016

New Roberto Clemente School, Paterson NJ, Arts for Kids Drumming Workshops, Artist Residency, Winter 2017

McKinley Elementary School, Newark NJ, Arts for Kids Drumming Workshops, Artist Residency, Winter 2017, Fall 2016 and Spring 2016 Seasons

International High School of Paterson, New Jersey, Arts for Kids Drumming Workshops, Artist Residency, Winter 2017 & Fall 2016 Seasons

American Folk Festival, Bangor, ME (2008)
Educational workshops in traditional Afro-Haitian drum & dance

Chenango Summer MusicFest, Syracuse, NY (2008)
Family drum circle

Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Jersey (2008)
Master class and performance

Columbia University – Haitian Students Association (2008)
Master class

Maine Children’s Museum - Geography Day, Bangor, ME (2007)
Traditional instrument making

APAP Conference – The Rubin Museum, New York, NY (2007)
Educational workshop demonstration

New York Dept. of Education, Brooklyn, NY (2007-2008)
Grant residencies at P.S. 133 and P.S. 58

New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts (NJPAC) Newark, NJ (2007)
Traditional instrument making

YMCA of Tarrytown, Westchester, NY (2006-2008)
Artist Residency - teaching drum, dance and song workshops Grade 3-5

Westchester County School District New York (2007)
Residencies at Bronx Charter School for Arts; Hutchinson School; Prospect Hill School

Montessori School, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY (2006)
Family drum circle

Lake Placid Centre for the Arts New York (2005)
Interactive Drum Circle - facilitated drum circle for over 50 participants

Prospect Park Alliance Public Programs, Audubon Center, Prospect Park Brooklyn NY (2006)
Music of the Trees: Lecture/Demo

Brooklyn Museum, Brookly, NY (2005)
Family drum circle

Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, NY – Grant Residencies for Schools and Human Services Agencies (1999 - 2005)
Music therapy and drum workshops for pre-k, k-5, and special populations

Central Park Conservancy Public Programs, New York, NY
Traditional Music Workshops Open to Public

New York City Board of Education, Liberty High School, New York, NY
Lecture /demo and participatory performance in Haitian Drum Dance and Song

South Orange School District and Educational Foundation, New Jersey
Participatory performance and lecture on Haitian musical arts and culture

Blanche Brown's Petit La Croix, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Haitian Rhythm & Song

New York University School of Education, Division of Performing Arts Professions, New York, NY
Technical Demonstration and Lecture on Afro-Haitian Polyrhythm and Drumming Rites

Artists Collective, Hartford, CT
Instructor - Haitian Drum

Djoniba Dance & Drum Centre, New York, NY
Haitian Drum Dance & Song Workshop - all levels

Camp Discovery, Croton-On-Hudson, New York, NY
Teacher/Specialist K3-15

Caribbean Cultural Center, New York, NY
"Legba in Haitian Vodun " Lecture/Demo

Center For Science and Technology Education Unit, NYC Board of Education, NY
Workshop Leader "Unity Through Diversity" Performing Arts Division, Community School District 17

Third Wave Dance, San Francisco, CA
Workshop Leader, Haitian Drum, Dance and Song



The Star Ledger, New Jersey, December 2010


Taking Woodstock - Director: Ang Lee (2008)


Composition: Creativity - Agency: Grey World Wide, Client: Ethan Allan Global Inc.
Broadcast Campaign (2005/2006)


Track: Panama - Dan Zanes’ Father Goose (2008)


Westchester Arts Council - White Plains, NY
Young Audiences New Jersey
Center For Traditional Music and Dance, NY


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