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Preserve the Heritage...Embrace the Experience!
Preserve the Heritage...
Embrace the Experience!

Now, Its My Turn: A Tribute To Betty Carter


Our Black American Music Series is Back! In Season 2, we continue the tradition of celebrating our music with a tribute to jazz vocalist legend, Betty Carter.

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Hayti Film Next Level – February 2022 Films


From the political to the personal, the Hayti Film Next Level series presents two films that push the boundaries of human expression.


1969. Marighella, Brazil’s number one enemy, has no time for fear. On the one hand, a violent military dictatorship, with its heinous crimes of torture and infamous censorship. On the other, an intimidated people. Alongside guerrilleros 30 years younger than him and willing to fight, the revolutionary leader opts for action – all the while trying to keep the promise of reuniting with his son, who he distanced himself from in order to protect.

Directed by Wagner Moura.

**In Portuguese with English subtitles.


Thee Debauchery Ball is the story of Chicago’s Afro-Futuristic, BDSM, fetish-themed House music party and how it has reshaped the Black social scene and challenged the narratives of Black sexuality.

Directed by David Weathersby


This month’s screenings are available online only.


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Hayti Film Next Level – December 2021 Films

This month’s films speak to innovation and Black excellence, so in December we’re partnering with Provident 1898!

Provident1898 is a coworking hub for entrepreneurs located in The Tower at Mutual Plaza, the re-imagination of one of Durham’s most historic landmark buildings. Founded in 1898, The North Carolina Mutual and Provident Association (later named North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co.) established itself as the cornerstone of what would become the world famous “Black Wall Street” in Durham, NC. It is on these hallowed grounds that the Provident1898 story begins and where another chapter of entrepreneurship and innovation will be written.

In association with Hayti Film Next Level series and Provident 1898, we present three films:


In The Sleeping Negro, a young black man, simply identified as “Man,” must resolve the personal meaning of his blackness when his white boss orders him to commit fraud to benefit the corporation. Struggling with an overwhelming sense of shame for going through with the illegal demand, Man seeks consolation by discussing his unease with a black former friend and his white fiancé. Those conversations lead only to further confusion and frustrations… Following on the footstep of the LA Rebellion filmmakers, Skinner Myers tells a very personal and intimate Black story in a radically non-traditional cinematic style as a means to express freely his feelings as a Black man in America.

A superb character study of a black man, how he sees himself and how he was treated by society, it is surreal yet real and terrifying.” ~ Ulkar Alakbarova, moviemovesme.com

Written/directed by and starring Skinner Myers.

Also catch North Carolina native, Joy T. Lane’s short film Colder: Jerry, a depressed and angry grandfather, reluctantly babysits his grandson, Mickey, while his wife Rita goes to the store for beer. Jerry comes to regret it when the seemingly innocent Mickey proves to be a quick study in his overbearing bullying ways.


Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance. AILEY traces the full contours of this brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty. Told through Ailey’s own words and featuring evocative archival footage and interviews with those who intimately knew him, director Jamila Wignot weaves together a resonant biography of an elusive visionary.

You’ve got options! Either head to the socially distant screenings at Provident 1898 on December 10th and 11th, or screen one of the films virtually in the comfort of your own home.


To minimize exposure to COVID-19 for patrons, artists, staff, and volunteers, Provident 1898 will be requiring the following;

  • Vaccination and/or a negative COVID-19 test will be required for all attendees/visitors:
  • Attendees and visitors will be asked to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending. 
  • For those not vaccinated, we’ll also accept the results of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Masks will be required to be worn at all times.
  • Increased cleaning procedures before and after all performances, events, and activities.
  • Staff, volunteers, and artists will be held to the same requirements. 


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DECEMBER LIVE! From The Fayetteville Street Corridor: Art & Business Walk

You’ve heard about the vibes, now it’s your turn to experience being connected for yourself. This 3rd Friday equitable community engagement event will center:

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gail Belvett’s We Are Here: Past, Present, Future featuring two December Artists, freedom clay and Shambo Medina in the Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The December 2021 BIPOC Artists Holiday Market featuring a stellar line up of local creatives who are sure to provide the pleasure of giving and receiving from a place of cultural abundance, in the Claronell K. Trapp Brown Community Room.

8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Soulful Noel: Live Music for the People by OnQ! This FREE community concert with special, surprise, and local musical guests is not to be missed.

Food and Beverage by Black-owned makers, Black Santa, and COVID-19 Education|Testing|Vaccinations are available onsite, provided by the Durham County Department of Public Health. Wearing face masks covering the nose and mouth, as well as social distancing are required in order to keep our community safe.

Curated for Community by Community. Be Connected, Durham! And Beyond.

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Inner Visions: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder


Our Black American Music Series is Back with a new Season! We continue the tradition with a tribute to r&b/soul legend, Stevie Wonder.

Featuring Chuckey Robinson

About Stevie Wonder:

For more info visit – http://www.steviewonder.net

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Artist Reception & Talk – Clarence Heyward

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A Love Supreme: A Tribute To John Coltrane

Every other month, DJRF & Hayti pay tribute to the masters of Jazz and the legacy they left behind. Part of the proceeds will create a jazz scholarship for high school students. It is important to hold a high standard for our music and preserve its power to future generations in our community, as everything still to follow has come from the birth of Black American Music.  Curated by: Dwanye Jordan of Dark Knight Management #BAM #HAYTI


The first event in our new series celebrates the jazz giant, John Coltrane, on his 93rd birthday!

Come and vibe to the sounds of local jazz artists, Shaquim Muldrow #Sax, Brandon Shamar #Piano, Chris Sharp #Bass, and Dwayne Jordan #Drums, as they reinterpret sounds of the North Carolina native who forever changed the landscape of music.


$15 Advanced Tickets
$20 Day of Show


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