"Unity Makes Strength"
“Sol·i·dar·i·ty Story” Ft. Sabine Blaizin
We thought it would be dope to highlight 'Dreamers' in the Tribe empowering and building our community.
SABINE, TELL THE TRIBE ABOUT YOURSELF. WHO ARE YOU?
I am Sabine Blaizin, Haitian American Producer, Entrepreneur and avid community Artitivist, based in NYC. My brand OYASOUND PRODUCTIONS pays homage to the ancestors and promotes warrior women in music with a host of great events and excellent Afro Deep House mixes. My sound is Global Soul a mix of House, Afrotech, Afrobeat, Haitian Roots, and other Diasporic tunes. In addition, to my work in the entertainment industry, I’ve been working in the non-profit sector for over 15 years’; developing innovative and high-impact marketing and branding, event planning, and programming strategies.
Music is my solace-the soundtrack to my spiritual grounding. It is a means for self-expression and the human heartbeat.
HOW DOES OPPRESSION SHOW UP IN YOUR INDUSTRY ?
A lack of representation, we need more representation of skilled Black women DJs/Producers in electronic music. My mission is to create more opportunities for women like myself within the industry.
HOW DO YOU TACKLE IT?
Artivistism- activism through art. I continuously give back and serve my African diasporic community. Currently, I am the Director of Programs at Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy and volunteer as the NY Deputy Ambassador for Haiti's She Builds Initiative. I ultimately aim to create new scholarship through the African and Haitian Diaspora lens of music, culture and spirituality.
WHAT IS YOUR SECRET GARDEN?
My love for wisdom and knowledge. I have a MFA in Performance & Interactive Media Arts, MA in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and am a certified Health Coach.
DO YOU HAVE A MANTRA?
Yes, L'Union fait la force ("Unity Makes Strength") this is the French motto the Haitian Revolutionaries used during their fight for independence from their French Colonizers.
SHARE A WORD OF SOLIDARITY WITH US.
INNOVATE. Right now it’s important that artists and builders continue to innovate in unity and strength.
HOW CAN WE STAND IN UNITY WITH YOU?
I have an exciting new project coming out this week, Sunday, August 9th from 11am to 4pm EST for DJ Sabine Blaizin's #HCXRasinLakay project "Cuba Haiti Project x HCX" - PULL UP <3.ZOOM LINK FOR EVENT
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