You Don’t Know Haiti Until You Celebrate With Us!
Meet Eder Romeus, one of the featured artists at HotHotHaiti! Eder was born in Archaie in January 1982. Polio left him paraplegic as a young child; nevertheless it only takes a brief conversation or a look at his artwork to realize that polio was no match for Eder’s strong, vibrant character.
Despite the absence of adequate disability accommodations in his native Haiti, Eder passed the Baccalauréat I and II, trained at the Dessaix Baptiste Music School from 2000 to 2002 and studied painting at FOSAJ in 2004. He went on to learn infographics, sound engineering and musical production at CaInfo and the Audio Institute.
Jacmel has been his adopted hometown since 2000. He is not just a visual artist; as an accomplished musician, he has joined with several of the city’s musical groups, namely Jazzy Blue, Kwi D’or, Jam, EDDERADO and DJAZAKALA, with which he produced an album.
Eder Romeus is as multitalented as he’s affable. His warmth and contagious laughter make his artistic expressions all the more powerful. He is the epitome of the resilient Haitian spirit, rising above circumstances that would have defeated many. Eder is not only a brilliant artist but also an inspiration.
To view original art by Eder Romeus and other noted Haitian artists, we invite you to join us
Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:00 pm
2 South Astor Street, Irvington, NY 10533
Featuring a special rum tasting by Boukman Rhum, delectable food catered by On The Marc!, electrifying music and an amazing live auction!
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Haiti is more than a country in need: It is a country of breathtaking natural beauty, resilience and hidden talent. We are proud to celebrate the best of this culture at HotHotHaiti!, and showcase for the art lover in all of us some of Haiti’s most imaginative artists, many of whom in turn use their work to help others lift themselves out of poverty. We will be bringing to you work that you will not only love, but that you will also feel good about as you support the life saving efforts of Hands Up for Haiti.
To read more about them, please visit them here.