The Haitian Culture

Richard A Morse the leading man in RAM

The Culture of Haiti

The culture of Haiti is an eclectic mix of African and European elements due to the French colonization of Saint Domingue and its large and diverse enslaved African population, as is evidenced in the Haitian language, 


Richard A. Morse runs the Hotel Oloffson in Port au Prince, Haiti. Richard grew up in Connecticut, the son of a Haitian woman and an American man. He moved to Haiti in the 1980's where he leads the band RAM

Vodou - Voudou - Vodoun

Vodou is a creolized religion forged by descendents of Dahomean, Kongo, Yoruba, and other African ethnic groups who had been enslaved and brought to colonial Saint-Domingue (as Haiti was known then) and Christianized by Roman Catholic missionaries in the 16th and 17th centuries. 

Gastronomie

Dishes vary by region. Rice is occasionally eaten with beans alone, but more often than not, some sort of meat completes the dish. Bean purée or sauce pois (sos pwa) is often poured on top of white rice. The traditional Haitian sauce pois is less thick than the Cuban's black bean soup.

 

Carnaval

Carnaval

Celebrated in Haiti twice a year, the main one around mid-February and another one during the summer.

3-Day of Celebration

Sunday - Monday - Tuesday "fat tuesday or Madi gra"

Costumes

The model is wearing a costume designed by well-known designer, Phelicia Dell of Veve Collections.

Our Music

Detresse Unik (Ducarmel)

Weena, la nouvelle voix feminine Haitienne, intitulee:  Ogou.