5 June

La date limite de candidature à Artists Institute : 20 Juin 2014

Notre vision est de créer des opportunités avancés pour les jeunes Haïtiens en favorisant l’esprit d’entreprise et le développement des affaires dans l’industrie créative. Chaque étudiant à Artists Institute reçoit une bourse complète. Appliquez aujourd’hui! 

22 May

Forbes features Audio Institute and Artistic Rejuvenation In Haiti

Forbes features Audio Institute and Artistic Rejuvenation In Haiti

“Chicago Musicians Participate In Artistic Rejuvenation In Haiti”by Ruth Blatt read the full article here  Paul Karner is a 29-year-old who plays guitar in a Chicago band called Ragged Claws and works as a bartender to pay his bills. He also happens to have built a recording studio in Haiti. As a junior in college majoring […]

15 April

PsalmOne’s Memoirs from Haiti: A Multimedia Docu-Series

PsalmOne’s Memoirs from Haiti: A Multimedia Docu-Series

“Roosters crow way before the sun comes up. I just want people to know that.” Just after Jakmèl JouBare’n, Chicago rapper Psalm One visited the Artists Institute campus  for a workshop and recording session at Audio Institute. Represented by Chicago labels Rhymesayers Entertainment and FreeHug Life, Psalm One, otherwise known as  Cristalle Bowen or Hologram Kizzie, is a female “brainy […]

12 April

Community Outreach: Boukman Eksperyans

Community Outreach: Boukman Eksperyans

Today we had a little surprise for our students at Audio Institute. Boukman Eksperyans is a world renowned mizik rasin band from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Boukman Eksperyans was founded in 1978 by Theodore ‘Lolo’ Beaubrun and his sister Marjorie ‘Nola’ Beabrun, Mimerose Beaubrun, and our very own Audio Institute Director, Daniel ‘Dadi’ Beaubrun. Their debut Grammy -nominated album Vodou Adjae ushered in a revolution in […]

31 March

Community Outreach: Jael Auguste & Maximme Russo

Community Outreach: Jael Auguste & Maximme Russo

Maximme Russo, one of the only professional sound engineers in Haiti, retuned to Audio Institute this March with her friend Jael Auguste. Jael is a classically trained jazz musician who has played for the first Haitian cardinal Chibly Langlois, international ambassadors, and the president of Haiti Michel Martelly.  Jael gave a great workshop on “rasin mizik”, remixing, […]

21 February

Arcade Fire $20K Instrument Donation

Arcade Fire $20K Instrument Donation

Our friends Arcade Fire aren’t just amazing rock stars, they’re also truly amazing people. Instead of coming to play their Jakmèl Joubare’n show here in Haiti with all their own equipment, they decided to donate their full back line list of all the gear they used in the concert to Audio Institute. 14 Godin Acoustic Guitars, […]

3 February

Community Outreach: Maximme Russo

Community Outreach: Maximme Russo

Maximme Russo is a Haitian professional live sound engineer who earned her degree from Recording Arts Canada in Montréal. She now travels the world as a sound engineer for music festivals and on cruise ships. Maximme spent the afternoon with students giving a workshop in audio engineering for live shows and answering questions about her […]

30 January

Community Outreach: Daniel Laurent / Konbit Mizik

Community Outreach: Daniel Laurent / Konbit Mizik

Daniel Laurent visited Audio Institute with the staff of Konbit Mizik, a non-profit recording studio and music school located in Port-au-Prince. “Konbit” is Creole for community and the organization harnesses the universal power of music to foster education, workforce development, and artistic expression for Haiti’s most vulnerable youth. Daniel stressed the importance of artistic networking and […]

24 January

Community Outreach: Fritz Gerald Francois

Community Outreach: Fritz Gerald Francois

Fritz Gerald Francois, a friend of Director Dadi Beaubrun, gave a workshop on his experience working as a sound engineer on a number of major motion pictures. He focused his lecture on the diversity of career opportunities and creative paths in the audio engineering field. Fritz was great at communicating to the students how to […]

15 January

Master Class: BélO

Master Class: BélO

Hugely popular Haitian musician, BélO, came to do a Masterclass at the Audio Institute in January. BélO was born in Haiti in 1979, and now works as an author, composer, guitarist, and singer. He is a winner of numerous awards, including the prestigious “Prix Radio France International Discoveries of 2006.” His musical style, known as “Ragganga,” […]