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Devastated by Earthquake, Haiti’s Theater Scene Rebuilds With New Purpose

Region: Haiti

Topics: Arts

Haiti’s 2010 earthquake forever altered the country, including the devastation of Haiti’s nascent theater scene. Eight years later, advocates are reviving the art and discovering the role of theater in rebuilding the nation.

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All-Female Rara Bands: Haitian Women Break Musical Barriers

Region: Haiti

Topics: ArtsCultureReligion

Blending music and Voodoo, rara bands have long been a fixture of Haiti's Carnaval. But now all-female troupes are bringing new looks and new sounds to the formerly male-only tradition.

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Uganda’s Environment Laws Are Slow, but Artist Is Quick to Recycle Plastic Waste

Region: Uganda

Topics: ArtsCulture

Bags. Bottles. Tires. A woman uses all these to make artworks and raise awareness of the threat of pollution in a country where recycling isn’t widespread.

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Art and Therapy: Kiki Suárez Treats Mexico’s Disabled Through Art

Region: Mexico

Topics: ArtsHealth

As retinitis pigmentosa slowly erodes her sight, German-born painter and psychotherapist Kiki Suárez has worked to bring the therapeutic benefits of art to disabled persons in Chiapas, Mexico. Now, their artwork pays for some of the care and treatment of the patients.

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Haitian Sketch Artist Works at His Home

Region: Haiti

Topics: Arts

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Calligraphy Demonstration at Mexican Event

Region: Mexico

Topics: Arts

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Two Dozen New Murals Change the Picture at Mexico City’s Massive Open-Air Wholesale Market

Region: Mexico

Topics: ArtsCulture

Massive public murals have a long and storied history as an art form in Mexico. With the Central de Abasto – the world’s largest open-air wholesale market – as its canvas, the cooperative We Do Things has brought more than two dozen murals to the walls of the market, despite the obstacles of an earthquake and a shortage of funds.

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Haitian Restores Art Damaged by Quake

Region: Haiti

Topics: Arts

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Theatre in the Park in Zimbabwe’s Capital Offers Entertainment to Theater Lovers and a Wider Audience to Aspiring Actors

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ArtsCulture

This was the first theater to be built in burgeoning Harare since 1960 and presents at least one production per month. The 500-seat venue gives free rehearsal space to theater troupes and houses other types of events, as well.

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Haitian Poets Extol Nation’s Beauty, Highlight Potential

Region: Haiti

Topics: ArtsCulture

Distressed that Haiti is primarily known as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haitian poets are using their art form to highlight the country’s beauty and potential.

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