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Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak

Radyo Shak was the independent broadcast voice of the Ghetto Biennale lakou 2015. Based in a shack in the Grand Rue Atis-Resistans compound of Port-au-Prince, Clocktower Radio's Radyo Shak broadcast Haiti's biennale happenings, from December 10-21, 2015. Radyo Shak Program Director Richard Fleming and Radyo Shak Project Director Jake Nussbaum hosted freeform radio in the bidonville, including Rara bands, interviews with locals, artists and writers, project updates, and Haitian revolutionary history over FM radio, Internet radio, and analog broadcast amplified through speakers and PA. The Kreyòl language programming from the Radyo Shak is available here: Geto Byenal: Radyo Shak (Kreyòl) In addition to the recordings archived here that were collected onsite during the biennale, Clocktower's Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak series includes additional material gathered from Haitian musicians, DJ sets, record labels, expats, artists, and more, to give our listeners a complete audio landscape of Haiti in the world today. NOTE: Additional programming spoken entirely in the Haitian Kreyòl language has been posted on Clocktower Radio under Geto Byenal: Radyo Shak series. About Radyo Shak Radyo Shak was organized by Clocktower Productions and Richard Fleming on the occasion of the 4th Ghetto Biennale in Haiti, in collaboration with Pioneer Works. The project is made possible with generous support from Lybess Sweezy and Rosa Sandretto, and Clocktower Board of Directors. Additional support provided by Chris Bongie and Ben Fountain, with media sponsorship by Konbit Mizik, the Haiti Cultural Exchange, the Biennial Foundation, Blacks(s) to the Future, CULTUREGO Magazine, and the The Rhythm Foundation. Richard Fleming's participation is made possible through the generous support of Owsley Brown III. Ongoing Clocktower program support from Lawton W. Fitt, Agnes Gund, Sanford Krieger, and Dorothy Lichtenstein. Ghetto Biennale Directors: Leah Gordon and Andre Eugene Radyo Shak Program Director: Richard Fleming Radyo Shak Project Director: Jake Nussbaum (Clocktower) Radyo Shak Correspondents, Haiti: Alanna Heiss, Beatrice Johnson, and Joe Ahearn (Clocktower), Gabe Florenz (Pioneer Works) Radyo Shak Production Control, New York: Mia Wendel-DiLallo (Clocktower) Radyo Shak Design: Jocelyn Georges and Joe Winter Ghetto Biennale Curatorial Team: Cat Barich, Claudel Casseus, Andre Eugene, Leah Gordon, Maccha Kasparian, Evel Romain, Liz Woodroffe ------------------------------ More on the Ghetto Biennale of Haiti: After the Haiti Revolution, the formerly enslaved peasants had three tools for their "counter-plantation" position: the Kreyòl language, the Lakou system (a subaltern land management system) and the belief system and ritual practices of Vodou—a triumvirate of linguistic, territorial and cultural resistance. In December 2009, through an international open call, the Atis Rezistans, the Sculptors of Grand Rue, invited artists to explore what potentials these radical tools—Kreyòl, Vodou, and the Lakou—have to offer to the contemporary world. The Ghetto Biennale welcomed projects that incorporated language, space, performance and symbolism and considered global territorial struggles; forms of linguistic refusal and friction; and ritual and esoteric forms of obstruction and intransigence. Today, curators Andre Eugene (Haiti) and Leah Gordon (UK) host a roster of over 60 fine artists, film-makers, academics, photographers, musicians, architects, and writers, to come to the Grand Rue area of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, to make or witness work that was made or happened in their neighborhood. Please contribute to the Kickstarter campaign for the Ghetto Biennale catalogue here:


Emily McMehen: Max Beauvoir
Yao Ramesar, Haiti Bride
Edgar Endress, The story of institutions
Michael Mulvihill, Charcoal
Stuart Baker DJ Set (Part 2)
Ismael Ogando's Erzulie Dantor
Alberto Danelli, Concrete Art Militia #1
Michael K. Taylor, Rara to Second Line
Radhika Khimji, Safely Standing
Papada Blessing the Shak
Richard Fleming, Amazing Barbershop
Twoubadou Eden Fel Concert
Anonymous DJ Set (Part 2)
Lee Lee’s Home-Gardens
Secretary Daniel Miller
The Surrealists of Haiti
Tasso Bef/Fried Seasoned Beef
Thomas C. Chung, Little by Little
DJ Bwa Pen
Chiktay / Herring Salad for Drinkers Recipe
Jean-Daniel Lafontant, Temple Nah-Ri-Veh
Leo Morrisey
Jean-Daniel Lafontant: Vodou, Drumming, and Rara
Carl Martin Faurby, Lakou Freelance
DJ Love Leonce
Thomas C. Chung, Pan Patat
Jamie Ross, A Script of Desire
Tom Bogaert, Rocket Number Nine
A Walk Through the Grand Rue
Achim Mohné & Uta Kopp, REMOTEWORDS
Patrick Derival & Wilson Bonhomme, Vodou Drumming (English)
Leah Gordon, Andre Eugène, and Alanna Heiss
Gina Cunningham, Boat Tree
Anonymous DJ Set
Twouba Eden Fel (English)
Joe Winter, Radyo Shak Architect
Jean-Euphèle Milcé
DJ Clifford Bawon
Anna Sebastian
André Breton Lecture
Jackson Thélémaque (English)
Bryan Rodriguez & Tween Rappers
Stuart Baker DJ Set (Part 1)
Konbit Mizik: Romel Jean Pierre, Prince BR, and Danny
Zeal Harris, Following Miss Hurston to Haiti
St. Trinite String Quartet
Radio Haiti Archive: Rose-Marie Desruisseau
Radio Haiti Archive: Franketienne
Radio Haiti Archive: Foula
Radio Haiti Archive: Dechouke Boukman (Destroying Boukman)
Bann Konte
Laura Wagner, Radio Haiti Archive
The Museum of Trance
Michelange Quay
Laura Heyman, Pa Bouje Ankò
Twoubadou, Pt. 2
Twoubadou, Pt. 1
Bouki and the Cocaine, Ben Fountain on Haiti
Djarara Live on J'Ouvert Night 2015
Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Val Jeanty
Sabine Blaizin: Second Sundays DJ Set
Divine Comedians
Lakou Kèv: Haitian Wax
Richard Laurent, Earthman
Macaya Records

Mizik Ayiti!

The Haiti Cultural Exchange presents Mizik Ayiti! in collaboration with Clocktower Productions, Pioneer Works, and Radyo Shak. Join us for an evening of DJ sets, live performances, food, and Clocktower's mixtape cassette release, all celebrating Haitian culture. Performers include: Sabine Blazin is a DJ focusing on the exposure and pleasure of African Diasporic music. Her Oyasound EP is currently in the works. Sherley St. Fort Davilmar is a performance artist and is the founder of a dance company La Troupe Zetwal, started in 2001. Rodney Okai Fleurimont is a self-taught percussionist and MC. He is in several bands that are based in Brooklyn, all representing the music of the African Diaspora. He is the lead vocalist and percussionist of Brown Rice Family and a percussionist/vocalist for Underground Horns. Veroneque Ignace is dedicated to achieving her long term goal to seamlessly combine her passion for Haiti, people, medicine, and dance in such a way that allows for large scale healing using choreography and writing.